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The Universe, Asymmetry, and You

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NOVA
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The universe's symmetry was shattered by a quantum fluctuation, allowing life to exist. Continue


Science Fiction

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Pioneers of Television
PBS


It’s no wonder that the creator of “Star Trek,” turned to science fiction when he wanted to delve into dicey subjects on television such as race relations and the value of war. It’s easier to unearth tough subjects when creatures from another planet or another time deliver the truisms. Continue


Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Ancient Mystery

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NOVA
PBS


How has this unique structure, built on a seismic fault, survived centuries of quakes? Continue


Orangutan Mom Helps Baby Swing Through Tree Tops

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Nature
PBS


Baby orangutans sometimes need help from their mothers when trying to swing between tree branches. Continue


The Great Math Mystery Preview

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NOVA
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Is math invented by humans, or is it the language of the universe? Airing April 15, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


The Last Orangutan Eden - Preview

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Nature
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Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation as the chief reason for the species’ declining population. Continue


Petra: Lost City of Stone

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NOVA
PBS


How did early engineers carve tombs into rock cliffs and funnel water to this desert city? Continue


EARTH A New Wild | Oceans Preview

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EARTH A New Wild
PBS


Starting on the most pristine reef on Earth, home to more predators than prey, Sanjayan draws on his own ocean experiences to reveal a vibrant community of scientists, engineers and fishermen who are providing solutions that can help restore the oceans in astonishing ways. Premieres February 12, 2015 at 10/9c. Continue


Colosseum: Roman Death Trap

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NOVA
PBS


1500 years ago, how did the Romans engineer bloody spectacles and reenact sea battles? Continue


The Forgotten Plague

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American Experience
PBS


The battle against tuberculosis had a profound and lasting impact on the country. It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. Yet both the disease and its impact are poorly understood: in the words of one writer, tuberculosis is our "forgotten plague." Continue


Invisible Universe Revealed Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Follow the historic rescue of Hubble—the space telescope that unveiled the cosmos. Airing April 22, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Test Your Implicit Bias with Science

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Independent Lens
PBS


In conjunction with the new documentary American Denial, take the famous Implicit Association Test which measures one's level of unconscious bias. The test, which has been taken by more than two million people, reveals that even the most consciously tolerant of us may hold prejudices, and while you may be surprised by the results, you’ll be in good company. Continue


The Last Orangutan Eden

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Nature
PBS


Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation as the chief reason for the species’ declining population. Continue


EARTH A New Wild | Water

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EARTH A New Wild
PBS


In the EARTH A New WIld final episode, Sanjayan explores humankind’s relationship with the Earth’s most important resource: water. Unraveling dramatic connections between fresh water and the health of the planet, he uncovers spectacular wildlife stories that center on managing the natural pulse of the planet’s water. Continue


EARTH A New Wild | Water Preview

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EARTH A New Wild
PBS


Sanjayan explores humankind’s relationship with the Earth’s most important resource: water. Unraveling dramatic connections between fresh water and the health of the planet, he uncovers spectacular wildlife stories that center on managing the natural pulse of the planet’s water. Continue


Owl Power

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Nature
PBS


For centuries, owls have captured our imaginations. With their haunting calls and charismatic faces, these birds remain popular but mysterious because it’s rare to catch more than a glimpse of one in the wild. Unlike their cousins, the hawks, eagles and falcons, owls are the only bird of prey to hunt effectively at night and they have evolved a range of special abilities that allow them to do so. Continue


EARTH A New Wild | Oceans

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EARTH A New Wild
PBS


Starting on the most pristine reef on Earth, home to more predators than prey, Sanjayan draws on his own ocean experiences to reveal a vibrant community of scientists, engineers and fishermen who are providing solutions that can help restore the oceans in astonishing ways. Continue


Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Mystery Preview

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NOVA
PBS


How has this unique structure, built on a seismic fault, survived centuries of quakes? Airing February 25, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


EARTH A New Wild | Forests

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EARTH A New Wild
PBS


Journey deep into the great forests of Earth for a new way of looking at these wild places and the animals that live there. Sanjayan travels into an uncharted area of the Amazon that scientists believe is the most bio-diverse place on Earth. From there he follows unique animal behavior in Alaska’s Great Bear Rainforest and meets the farmers in Portugal’s cork forests. Continue


Owl Power - Preview

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Nature
PBS


For centuries, owls have captured our imaginations. With their haunting calls and charismatic faces, these birds remain popular but mysterious because it’s rare to catch more than a glimpse of one in the wild. Unlike their cousins, the hawks, eagles and falcons, owls are the only bird of prey to hunt effectively at night and they have evolved a range of special abilities that allow them to do so. Continue


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