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Female Badger Looks for Love

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Nature
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It's a special day for a female European badger living in the Vosges mountains on the border of Germany and France. She's looking for a home in which to rear her cubs--and a mate to father them. Continue


Sinkholes—Buried Alive Preview

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NOVA
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The catastrophic collapse of the ground beneath our feet is a growing worldwide hazard. Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
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In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Closer to Truth - Series Overview

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PBS
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Created and hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn and directed by award-winning producer/director, Peter Getzels, Closer To Truth is a television series about cosmos, consciousness and meaning. The series explores fundamental issues of universe, brain/mind, religion, meaning and purpose through candid conversations with leading scientists, philosophers, scholars, theologians and creative thinkers. Continue


Garden Parties

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The Queen's Garden
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Every year, the Queen hosts a small number of prestigious garden parties to thank people who have contributed to the community, country and commonwealth. These parties are part of the garden's cycle of life. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


The Queen's Bees

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The Queen's Garden
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The Queen's bees live in four wooden palaces on the island in the lake at Buckingham Palace Gardens. The bees find a supply of top quality nectar along the herbaceous border along the lake in the gardens, helping them produce honey. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


First Man on the Moon

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NOVA
PBS


He risked his life for the nation and became a world icon, but who was Neil Armstrong? Airing December 3, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


EARTH A New Wild Tease

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EARTH A New Wild
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What is the future of nature? Can humans learn to live with the natural world instead of fighting against it? A new series explores the beauty of balance. EARTH A New Wild premieres Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 9/8c. Continue


Shark Scientist Richard Fitzpatrick Tags a Tiger Shark

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EARTH A New Wild
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Using ‘the claw’ that Richard Fitzpatrick designed with knowledge of tonic immobility, he manages to tag a dangerous man-eating tiger shark. Information from the tags in helping to create a better understanding of the annual movement of the predators. Continue


A Natural History Detective Story: A Shallow Water Problem

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EARTH A New Wild
PBS


Bilharzia is a parasite transmitted to people via a water snail found in Lake Malawi. Normally these snails are not found in the shallows where people who lived by the lake bathed and washed but something had changed. Expert scientist, Jay Stauffer found the shallows were infested with the snails and the snails were infested with the Bilharzia parasite. And the ultimate problem was over fishing. Continue


Wild France

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Nature
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France is known for its delicious food and wines, great art and architecture and celebrated culture of all kinds. But there’s another side to this popular destination that is not as visible, its wild side. Deep in the French countryside, it is possible for the adventurous to spot brown bears, wild boar, griffon vultures or wolves. Continue


EARTH A New Wild Preview

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EARTH A New Wild
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This five-part series takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species. Dr. M. Sanjayan, a leading conservation scientist, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems. EARTH A New Wild premieres Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue


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The Queen's Garden
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With permission from the Queen, this program reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, uncovering a wonderland with a five century history, an urban oasis of wildlife where the Queen grew up and a ‘living museum’ where almost every plant (and some of the animals) have a royal story to tell. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Ben Franklin's Bones: Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
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In November 1997, when the skeletal remains of at least 28 bodies were unearthed in the basement of an elegant townhouse, police feared it was the work of a serial killer. But when research indicated the bones actually dated to the mid-1700s, the implications became even more dramatic. This was no ordinary house: 36 Craven Street was the former residence of Benjamin Franklin. Continue


The Rose Garden

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The Queen's Garden
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Within the Rose Garden there are 25 flower beds, each home to a different variety of rose. Some of the beds are a hundred-years old. A newer variety, The Royal William, was created for the birth of the Duke of Cambridge. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Extreme Realities

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Journey to Planet Earth
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Hosted and narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to our national security. Continue


Big Bang Machine Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Explore the deepest mysteries of the early universe and the quest to find the Higgs Boson. Airing January 14, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Sunken Ship Rescue Preview

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NOVA
PBS


A team of 500 engineers and divers struggle to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship. Airing January 21, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Sanjayan Gets Snapped

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EARTH A New Wild
PBS


Filming the Singing Wells sequence of the Water episode of the series was done in the dry season in Kenya. While Sanjayan was waiting between takes, a local Samburu tribesman used his mobile phone to photograph Sanjayan. He contemplates how the Samburu's tradition of digging wells is for good reason and that it’s not because the tribesmen are not aware of other options to water their cattle. Continue


A Natural History Detective Story: Encountering a Snail

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EARTH A New Wild
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In Lake Malawi Bilharzia parasites grow and develop inside snails. The parasite can penetrate the skin of people wading, swimming, bathing, or washing in contaminated water. Within several weeks, worms grow inside the blood vessels of the human body and produce eggs and make the person sick. Unfortunately the cichlid which eats these snails has been overfished so the problem is growing. Continue


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