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Mars, The New Frontier (Andy Weir) 

What does the future of space exploration look like? Scientists say Mars is the most likely candidate for being able to support human life one day. This week on "Full Frame," we take a look at the science and technologies being used by both government and private sectors to live on Mars: the new frontier.

Andy Weir is a self-described “space nerd” who didn’t realize his writing and sense of humor had mainstream appeal until it landed him a book deal in 2013. Almost instantly, it transformed him from computer programmer to best-selling author. Since then, his novel about a risky manned mission to Mars has gained the attention of scientists at NASA, reignited the public’s fascination with space travel, and been on the New York Times Best Sellers list for more than 60 weeks. Praised for its scientific accuracy, "The Martian" was also adapted into a film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. The movie won two Golden Globes and seven Oscar nominations, and continues to draw audiences.

From Mountain View, California, Andy Weir joins May Lee in the Los Angeles studio.

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Reinventing The Wheel (Matt Dalio)

This week, we have conversations with innovators whose new approach, to some ordinary tasks, is not only making the daily grind easier, but also making the world a better place.

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Eradicating Hunger

As the global population grows, the challenge to end hunger only deepens. The U.N. World Food Programme wants to wipe out global hunger by 2030. Can it be done? On this episode of "Full Frame," we look at some of the innovative, and perhaps a little unconventional, ideas for eradicating hunger around the world, once and for all.  

Education for One and All (Shohreh Aghdashloo)

Creating greater access to education around the world comes with many barriers. But some people are taking matters into their own hands. They’re using social entrepreneurship, opening up access to technology and providing connections with peers and female role models.

On this episode of "Full Frame," conversations with people who are committed to providing an education for everyone -- despite age, gender, and background -- throughout all corners of the world.

Wearables That Change The World

There's a growing demand for businesses to produce products and services that are rooted in doing good in the world. Full Frame meets some trend setters in the industry who are creating wearable items that can change the world.

Cultural Stories that Spur Change

Who doesn’t love a great story? So much can be learned, felt and expressed through storytelling. But, most importantly, stories can foster better understanding across cultural and social lines. This week on Full Frame, conversations with cultural storytellers who are spurring change.

When you bring up Eddie Huang’s name, a few things come to mind: chef, hip hop fan, T.V. host, rebel and storyteller.

21st Century Geniuses

A genius is defined as one who has exceptional intellectual or creative power or another natural ability. On this episode, "Full Frame" introduces you to those who are among the world’s 21st century geniuses. From one of the oldest to one of the youngest, from the man being called “the next Albert Einstein” to a woman who was a child prodigy, they each offer their own unique gift of high intellect.