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Episodes 44

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The Nuclear Option

How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate?

53:32

The Nuclear Option

53:32

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Secrets of the Sky Tombs

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs.

53:32

Secrets of the Sky Tombs

53:32

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Treasures of the Earth: Power

Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

53:10

Treasures of the Earth: Power

53:10

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals

What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?

53:40

Treasures of the Earth: Metals

53:40

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Clips 209

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What Makes Science True?

Science is facing what many consider a reproducibility crisis, and the stakes are high.

14:59

What Makes Science True?

14:59

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Making a Samurai Sword

Japanese master craftsmen turned a pile of crude iron into the deadly Samurai sword.

2:32

Making a Samurai Sword

2:32

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Zika: The Untold Story

Join the scientists who saw Zika coming as they trace the origins of this devastating viru

14:39

Zika: The Untold Story

14:39

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Customizing Education

Alt School is an experiment in customized learning environments.

4:06

Customizing Education

4:06

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Why Bats Share Blood

Vampire bats will sometimes share a blood meal—but only with friends and family.

1:54

Why Bats Share Blood

1:54

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Quantum Physics to Protect Votes

You can make your vote incredibly secure on Election Day—all thanks to quantum mechanics.

5:23

Quantum Physics to Protect Votes

5:23

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Unmaking an Islamic Terrorist

Mubin Shaikh went from young army cadet to self-radicalized Jihadist and back. Here’s what

11:50

Unmaking an Islamic Terrorist

11:50

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The Importance of Immersion

For English language learners, inclusion in fluent English classes is crucial for growth.

5:08

The Importance of Immersion

5:08

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Previews 168

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Search for the Super Battery Preview

Explore the hidden world of energy storage and how it holds the keys to a greener future.

0:30

Search for the Super Battery Preview

0:30

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Ultimate Cruise Ship Preview

Join pioneering shipbuilders as they embark on a feat of maritime engineering.

0:30

Ultimate Cruise Ship Preview

0:30

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The Nuclear Option Preview

How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate?

The Nuclear Option Preview

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Secrets of the Sky Tombs Preview

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs.

0:30

Secrets of the Sky Tombs Preview

0:30

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