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A Sloth Named Velcro

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Nature
PBS


In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young journalist, named Ana, has a chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until finally Ana travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story Ana’s return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Continue


Rosetta's Journey

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To Catch A Comet
PBS


In deep space billions of kilometers from Earth, orbiter Rosetta travels towards an icy rock that hurtles through space at tens of thousands of kilometers per hour. Rosetta has been in space for ten years, but in the next few days she will do something no other spacecraft has ever attempted — land on the volatile surface of a comet as it flies around the sun. Continue


Ben Franklin's Balloons

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NOVA
PBS


Experts recreate the French's daring first manned flights, which Franklin had chronicled. Airing October 22, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Animal Misfits

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Nature
PBS


Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Continue


Three-toed Sloth: The Slowest Mammal On Earth

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Nature
PBS


Three-toed sloths are some of the slowest and seemingly laziest creatures in the world. Instead of evolving to eat more, they evolved to do less. Continue


The Trouble with Antibiotics

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Plus an exclusive interview with the family of a young man who died in a superbug outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health. Continue


Antibiotics on the Farm

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FRONTLINE
PBS


In this excerpt from FRONTLINE’s "The Trouble with Antibiotics," premiering Tues., Oct. 14 on PBS, FRONTLINE correspondent David E. Hoffman asks FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg why—after decades of antibiotic use on the farm—there is so little data on how many antibiotics are being used there, and for what purpose. Visit pbs.org/frontline for more information. Continue


Penguins: Spy in the Huddle | Episode 3 | Growing Up

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Nature
PBS


As their chicks become increasingly independent, emperor and rockhopper parents place them in a crèche and go fishing. Humboldt chicks are left in their burrows as the adults head for the beach. As the young grow bigger and preen out baby fluff they sport punk hairdos. Emperor chicks go skating while rockhopper chicks practice jumping skills. Continue


Do We Live in a Multiverse?

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NOVA
PBS


Could parallel universes exist? If so, what would they look like and how would they form? Continue


Surviving Ebola Preview

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NOVA
PBS


As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race to find a cure. Airing October 8, 2014 at 10 pm on PBS Continue


Think Wednesday Continues October 29th

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PBS Presents
PBS


Think Wednesday, Think PBS. Continues Wednesday October 29th at 8/7c. Continue


Balloon Animals

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NOVA
PBS


Hot air balloons let people soar into the sky, but they had their share of turbulence. Continue


Baby Pygmy Sloth Clings to Mom

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Nature
PBS


Journalist Ana Salceda searches for pygmy three-toed sloths (Bradypus pygmaeus) on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, a small island off the coast of Panama. What she finds exceeds her expectations--a sloth mother with a baby in tow. Continue


Mudskippers Search for a Meal

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Nature
PBS


Mudskippers, a type of fish that can breathe air, scour the beach on the coast of Japan looking for their next meal. Continue


The Trouble with Antibiotics

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Continue


Spinosaurus vs. Alligator

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NOVA
PBS


A tame alligator named Bubba betrays the secrets of the largest predator that ever lived. Continue


Troy Stulen's Story: A FRONTLINE Exclusive

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Twenty-year-old Troy Stulen died in an uncontrollable outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria at the NIH Clinical Center, one of the world’s best hospitals. Troy’s parents share their story for the first time in FRONTLINE’s "The Trouble with Antibiotics," premiering Tues., Oct. 14 on PBS and online at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Makers Women in Space Promo

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Makers: Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft. Continue


Surviving Ebola

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NOVA
PBS


As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race to find a cure. Airing October 8, 2014 at 10 pm on PBS Continue


Penguins: Spy in the Huddle | Episode 2 | First Steps

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Nature
PBS


Watched by spycams, newborn emperor penguins in Antarctica are seen walking on their mothers’ feet and taking their own first unsteady steps. On the Falklands, rockhopper chicks meet their unruly and predatory neighbors while eggcams provide unique views of the colony. In Peru, Humboldt chicks take on fur seals and take aim at gulls. Continue


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