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Crystal Dilworth: Shoes

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Crystal Dilworth recently completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at Cal Tech. Her research has focused on the molecular basis for nicotine dependence. An accomplished life-long dancer, Crystal now choreographs Cal Tech's musical productions. That's right, she teaches other scientists to dance... and they're good! Continue


Dogs' Sense of Time

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NOVA
PBS


Dogs' keen sense of smell seems to help them measure the passing of time. Continue


Crystal Dilworth: Ballet, Neuroscience & A Man Eating Plant

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Crystal Dilworth recently completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at Cal Tech. Her research has focused on the molecular basis for nicotine dependence. An accomplished life-long dancer, Crystal now choreographs Cal Tech's musical productions. That's right, she teaches other scientists to dance... and they're good! Continue


Finding the Origins of Human Color Vision

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Your Inner Fish
PBS


The ability to see the world in color is one most people take for granted. But our earliest primate ancestors lacked this ability. When and how did we gain the ability to see the world the way we do? Neil Shubin pays a visit to vision expert Jay Neitz to learn where our color vision comes from. Continue


Why this bear had to be taken from its mother

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Zookeepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are now mom to this sloth bear cub, because when she was born, her mother ate her siblings. But keepers say her mother's reaction was normal, even healthy. Continue


My Bionic Pet

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Nature
PBS


The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks or tails because of disease, accidents or even human cruelty, these unfortunate creatures need what amounts to a miracle if they are to survive. Continue


The Mysteries of Optic Flow

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NOVA
PBS


How do birds manage to fly through narrow spaces without constantly bumping into trees or buildings? It turns out that they use a trick of the eye called optic flow. Understanding what optic flow is and how birds use it could help us build a safer world for our feathered friends. Continue


Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius

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NOVA
PBS


Birds that craft tools and pick locks are rewriting the rules of animal intelligence. Continue


A Time of Reunion

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Nature
PBS


While survival during winter is never a guarantee for wild mule deer, those who endure the harsh months always return to their range. Joe Hutto is included in a profound moment of reunion among a mule deer herd, in particular the introduction of a young deer Molly and her twin to the their extended family. Touching the Wild airs Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Continue


True Acceptance From The Herd

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Nature
PBS


Over two years of patience on Joe Hutto's part resulted in first displays of trust by a herd of wild mule deer. But once Hutto won full acceptance from the herd's leader, a doe he called Raggedy Anne, he could move among the individuals in the herd and no one paid attention. He had become part of the family. Touching the Wild airs Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Women in the Environmental Movement

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American Masters
PBS


In this web exclusive video, learn why the Indian women of the Chipko Movement became known as tree huggers and what their defensive tactics were. The Kenyan environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011) founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977 and was the first African women to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Watch "A Fierce Green Fire" on April 22, 2014, at 9 pm on PBS. Continue


Crystal Dilworth: 30 Seconds on Teaching Dance to Scientists

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Crystal Dilworth recently completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at Cal Tech. Her research has focused on the molecular basis for nicotine dependence. An accomplished life-long dancer, Crystal now choreographs Cal Tech's musical productions. That's right, she teaches other scientists to dance... and they're good! Continue


Amazing Places, Amazing Fossils: Tritheledont

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Your Inner Fish
PBS


The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada, is home not only to the world's largest tides, but also to some incredibly important fossils. Paleontologist Neil Shubin describes one particularly striking specimen from these cliffs: an animal in the midst of the reptile-to-mammal transition. Continue


Your Inner Fish

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Your Inner Fish
PBS


Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build our hands and limbs. Continue


Vets race to rescue cheetah cubs from their mother

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


On Christmas Day, zookeepers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute raced to rescue cheetah cubs from their mother, who had injured her cubs with life-threatening infections. Now they hope that another cheetah mother will adopt them. Continue


Five Dogs With Crazy Résumés

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NOVA
PBS


Why do some dogs have short fur, others long tails, and still others wrinkly faces? Many dogs were bred to perform a specific tasks--from hunting vermin to wrangling bulls--and their physical characteristics were chosen to help them do their jobs. Continue


Escape from Nazi Alcatraz Preview

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NOVA
PBS


A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle. Airing May 14, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


D-Day's Sunken Secrets Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Dive teams, submersibles, and robots explore a massive underwater WWII archeological site. Airing May 28, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Mule Deer Family Rituals

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Nature
PBS


A profound moment of bonding occurs for Joe Hutto when mule deer Rag Tag, the doe herd leader's daughter, begins to groom him, something that only occurs within a deer family. During his seven year journey of bonding with a wild mule deer herd, Joe Hutto came to appreciate the animals' profound intelligence, particularly during displays of curiosity. Touching the Wild airs Wednesday, April 16 at 8 Continue


First Encounter With a Young Buck

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Nature
PBS


For writer, artist and naturalist Joe Hutto (“My Life as a Turkey”), there is no such thing as conducting a typical research project. After a chance encounter with a young mule deer, Hutto would embark on a journey of bonding that would consume over seven years of his life. Touching the Wild airs Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Continue


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