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From the elastic man and firewalkers to molecular gastronomy and android technologies, meet extraordinary personalities and learn incredible facts in these videos from Discovery's 'One Step Beyond.'

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One Step Beyond: Animal Communicator

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet an animal communicator who uses her talent to help diagnose ailing pets.


On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet an animal communicator who uses her talent to help diagnose ailing pets.
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One Step Beyond: Animal Communicator

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," scientists in Japan capture giant Asian hornets in order to figure out what chemicals give them their stamina. Amino acids found in the hornets, convert fat into energy.
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One Step Beyond: Asian Giant Hornet

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet Temple Grandin, an autistic Colorado cowgirl who has become an asset to the beef industry with her special ability to understand animals.
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One Step Beyond: Autistic Cattle Guru

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," witness nature's alternative therapy for arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Bee venom therapy causes the body to release cortisone, which is thought to aid in the healing process.
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One Step Beyond: Bee Venom Therapy

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," witness the unusual survival technique of the South Australian cave cricket. When food is lacking, the cave cricket dines on its own legs.
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One Step Beyond: Cannibal Cricket

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about capsule speed bikes, which are designed to minimize as much drag as possible. Riders sit in an enclosed capsule, which protects them from high speed injuries.
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One Step Beyond: Capsule Speed Bikes

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a woman who was declared dead three times and woke up in a morgue twice. Alison Burchell suffers from cataplexy, a rare form of narcolepsy, that causes paralysis and makes vital signs virtually undetectable.
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One Step Beyond: Cataplexy

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about the crown-of-thorns starfish, a voracious eater that consumes large amounts of coral reef. Their spines are highly venomous and painful.
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One Step Beyond: Crown of Thorns Starfish

In the future, closet air guitarists may come out and into the limelight via virtual instrument technology. Learn more about a sound producing digital air guitar on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Digital Air Guitar

Is the Internet theory that a duck's quack doesn't echo true? Find out on this clip from Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Does a Duck's Quack Echo

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," stretch the boundaries of the human body with Garry Turner. Turner, also known as the Elastic Man, has a rare genetic deficiency of collagen in his skin, giving him the world's stretchiest skin.
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One Step Beyond: Elastic Man

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a man who suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin disease. If he comes in contact with someone his skin damages easily.
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One Step Beyond: Epidermolysis Bullosa

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," witness a snake that scares off predators not by using its lethal fangs, but by passing gas.
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One Step Beyond: Farting Snake

In the future, spoken word will be able to be translated in various forms with possibly a lag time of only a sentence. Learn about the new technology that makes this possible on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Future of Language Translation

Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," attempts to unlock the mystery of the giant squid, a creature so stealthy that no one has ever seen an adult alive.
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One Step Beyond: Giant Squid

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a guinea pig specialist. Peter Gurney is an expert in the rearing and caring for guinea pigs and has dedicated his life to loving the animal and preventing its suffering.
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One Step Beyond: Guinea Pig Specialist

Kevin Warwick had a silicon chip implanted in the nerves of his arm for three months, enabling him to turn lights on and off just by sending signals from his brain. Meet the world's first cyborg on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Human Cyborg

Steve Gallanter has fearlessly participated in over 100 experimental trials, from drugs that lower his testosterone to hair products that could burn his scalp. Meet a real human guinea pig on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Human Guinea Pig

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," scientists in Japan have created a human-like android to interact with people. They programmed the robot to make subtle human movements in order to seem more lifelike.
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One Step Beyond: Human Like Android

Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond" takes us to the Antarctic where we meet the only woman who can swim and survive in the ice cold water. Dubbed the human popsicle, scientists are baffled as to how she can withstand such extreme conditions.
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One Step Beyond: Human Popsicle

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet Natalia Vasilyeva who diagnoses medical conditions often missed by conventional doctors by using her x-ray vision.
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One Step Beyond: Human X Ray Vision

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," car manufacturers are building fuel cell vehicles which require hydrogen to run. Unfortunately these cars can be quite expensive.
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One Step Beyond: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet Jesus Aceves, who has congenital generalized hypertrichosis. This condition causes 90% of his body to be covered in excessive hair.
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One Step Beyond: Hypertrichosis

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a doctor who uses hypnosis instead of sedation and painkillers during operations. Her methods are revolutionizing views on pain and anesthesia.
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One Step Beyond: Hypnosurgery

Alex the parrot is no ordinary bird. Alex has the cognitive skills of a five-year-old child. Watch Alex count, differentiate colors and materials and vie for attention on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Intelligent Parrot

Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond" addresses the age-old question of life after death. Watch as a spiritual medium communicates with a grieving father's deceased son with startling accuracy.
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One Step Beyond: Life After Death

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a man who has lost all feeling in his body. The condition is called loss of proprioception, which is caused by a disease that attacks the nervous system.
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One Step Beyond: Loss of Proprioception

Maggots, or fly larvae, can help heal wounds by cleaning the infected area and promoting growth of healthy tissue. Learn more about using maggots for medical treatment on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Maggot Therapy

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a 73-year-old Malaysian man who is known as the "Magnetic Man." Metal objects inexplicably stick to his skin, and he can even pull a car with it stuck to his body.
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One Step Beyond: Magnetic Man

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," medicine and intuition merge when neuroscientist and psychiatrist Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz diagnoses patients purely on intuition. Her preferred method of treatment is through phone consultations.
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One Step Beyond: Medical Intuition

Chronic migraine sufferers find a promising new treatment on this episode of Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond." Find out how an occipital nerve stimulator implant can stop migraine pain by regulating electrical signals to the brain.
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One Step Beyond: Migraine Therapy

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," Tolly Burkan introduces fire walking to the modern world and maintains that it demonstrates how human thought impacts everything in our lives, including brain chemistry and body function.
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One Step Beyond: Mind Over Matter and Firewalking

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," the physical and digital worlds merge in this real time virtual reality video game called Mixed Reality.
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One Step Beyond: Mixed Reality

With the video games of the future, you will be able to create your own photo realistic avatar of yourself, making gaming even more personal. Learn more about virtual reality gaming on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Mixed Reality Magic Land

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," take a visit to Summum, the world's only commercial mummification business.
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One Step Beyond: Modern Mummification

Discover new culinary creations when French chefs merge chemistry and cooking on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond." Molecular ice cream made using liquid nitrogen passes the dessert taste test with an American tourist.
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One Step Beyond: Molecular Cooking

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet one of NASA's smell testers whose job it is to test samples for toxicity as well as smell quality. Ultimately, he determines what substances can board the spacecraft.
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One Step Beyond: NASA Smell Test

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," the line between science fiction and fact is blurred with the advancement of optical camouflage technology. Watch and see how the invisibility coat creates illusions using a camera trick and a projector.
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One Step Beyond: New Camouflage Technology

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a blind woman who claims to have seen herself when she had an out of body experience after she died for four minutes.
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One Step Beyond: Out of Body Experience

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a Shaolin monk who can withstand intense pain and perform superhuman feats.
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One Step Beyond: Pain Free Shaolin Monk

Imagine living in a world where Post-it notes are needed for basic things like locking the door at night or turning off the lights. On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet a woman who suffers from permanent short term memory loss.
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One Step Beyond: Permanent Short Term Memory Loss

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," get acquainted with a professional contortionist. Daniel Browning Smith aka "rubber boy" is possibly the most flexible person in the world. Watch as he performs amazing feats such as emerging from a small trunk.
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One Step Beyond: Professional Contortionist

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about new uses for rodents with the creation of robot rats. "Roborats" are equipped with brain implants that will give them the ability to sniff out explosives and identify specific human beings.
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One Step Beyond: Roborats

Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder that causes severe paranoia and delusions. These people have difficulty distinguishing facial expressions. Learn more about schizophrenia on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Schizophrenia

Shark Shield is a device developed for divers and surfers that generates electrical fields, which will cause muscle spasms in sharks. Learn more about Shark Shield on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: Shark Shield

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about sleep paralysis, a condition where the body is stuck between and sleeping and waking state. Some people have hallucinations of being abducted by aliens.
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One Step Beyond: Sleep Paralysis and Aliens

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," Starbug is an autonomous submarine robot that patrols reefs. The robot submarine uses inertial sensing and cameras to navigate through the ocean.
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One Step Beyond: Starbug

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," free diver Sebastien Murat is revolutionizing his sport. Using a potentially life-saving breathing technique he borrowed from the seals, he can swim underwater for 192 meters without surfacing.
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One Step Beyond: Super Diver

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about the Natick Soldier Center's Future Warrior program that is designing the combat suit of the future for the military.
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One Step Beyond: Superhuman Soldier

The effectiveness of alternative medicine goes under the microscope on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond". Watch as doctors and scientists try to find scientific evidence to support supernatural healing techniques such as Johrei and Qigong.
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One Step Beyond: Supernatural Healing

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about the real person responsible for plunging the sword in the stone in the King Arthur legend.
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One Step Beyond: Sword in the Stone

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about synesthesia, a condition where the brain mixes up all the senses.
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One Step Beyond: Synesthesia

Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," welcomes you to the world of Thaipusam, a Hindu festival of penance, piety and supernatural endurance. Notable festival practices include piercing the body and bearing a portable altar known as a kavadi.
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One Step Beyond: Thaipusam Hindu Festival

In the future, when one is longing for a physical touch from a loved one, all it may take is a simple text message. The Hug Shirt recreates the sensation of being hugged over a distance. See how it works on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: The Hug Shirt

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), a wearable robotic exoskeleton. It enables humans to lift heavier loads with ease.
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One Step Beyond: The Hybrid Assistive Limb

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," scientists have programmed tiny robots, called insbots, to interact with real cockroaches. Once placed in the same location with cockroaches, the insbots are able to influence the collective decision.
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One Step Beyond: The Insbot

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," learn about the Jetwing, a flying surfboard with engines built inside the wings. It's creator, Yves Rossy, flew horizontally for 4 minutes -- an aviation record.
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One Step Beyond: The Jetwing Project

On Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond," meet Kaguya, the miracle mouse that was created without fertilization from a genetically modified female mouse.
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One Step Beyond: The Miracle Mouse

Known as the "Torture King," Tim Crimland makes a living with pain. Eating fire and sticking needles through his flesh are just the beginning of Crimland's painful experiences. Meet him on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: The Torture King

The concept of mind over matter empowered Ashrita Furman to have his name on 23 world records. Furman's inspiration came from seeing the accomplishments of spiritual leader Sri Chimnoy. Witness their amazing feats on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: World Record Breaker

Meet Dennis Rogers, a man who weighs 168 pounds but is pound-for-pound one of the world's strongest men. He can escape pad locks and chains using pure muscle strength. Learn more about the human body on Discovery Channel's "One Step Beyond."
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One Step Beyond: World's Strongest Man

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