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Imagining Alien Life

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NOVA
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What would life on a red dwarf planet look like? Continue


Behind The Scenes: Making of Snow Monkeys

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Nature
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"Snow Monkeys" producer and cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo sought to capture the life of Japanese Macaques deep within the snow-covered mountains of Northern Japan, in a valley named Jigokudani, meaning “Hell Valley”. Pontecorvo and his wife Nimmida Pontevorco followed a snow monkey troop, 160 members in all, for nearly two years to truly get to know these fascinating creatures. Continue


Monkey Babies Start to Explore

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Nature
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As winter months fade away, the forest becomes a nursery for this troop of snow monkeys: The newborns are full of energy and curiosity, and are blissfully unaware of dangers or troop politics. Snow Monkeys airs Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Japanese Snow Monkeys Soak in Hot Springs

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Nature
PBS


Japan's Jigokudani became a sensation when hot springs were constructed for the Hell Valley snow monkey troops. The monkeys get important help from the hot springs in the valley, fed by warm volcanic waters, but their survival is a communal effort in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. Continue


St.Elsewhere "Got it Right"

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Pioneers of Television
PBS


"St.Elsewhere" was the first show to portray medical procedures and the high pressure life of medical professionals accurately. Continue


Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter

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Pioneers of Television
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Noah Wyle holds the record of playing a doctor longer than anyone else in a primetime series. Wyle discusses his growth as an actor and playing Dr. John Carter. Continue


Touching the Wild

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Nature
PBS


Joe Hutto has dedicated seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. Ordinarily, the deer herd would run from any human, but these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. As he crosses the species divide, Hutto taps into a new understanding of these elusive animals. His joy in his new family is infectious. 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


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


A Fierce Green Fire - Full Film

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American Masters
PBS


American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of activism. Chronicling the largest movement of the 20th century, the film tells vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against the odds, from the Grand Canyon to Love Canal, from the oceans to the Amazon. A film by Academy Award-nominee Mark Kitchell. Continue


Sneak Preview of American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire

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OVEE American Masters
PBS


Join Sierra Club conservationist Bruce Hamilton for a special sneak preview screening of American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire. We'll gather together to watch the first 20 minutes of the film, chatting live about the history of the Sierra Club and current Earth Day priorities. The film premieres on PBS for Earth Day 2014 on Tuesday April 22, 2014, at 9/8c. Continue


Snow Monkeys Grooming

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Nature
PBS


The troop that grooms together, stays together: Get to know the social ins and outs of individuals within a 160-member snow monkey troop led by Kuro-san, a young male still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. Snow Monkeys airs Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Crystal Dilworth: Because Science

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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


Howie Mandel on "St. Elsewhere"

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Pioneers of Television
PBS


When standup comedian Howie Mandel auditioned for "St. Elsewhere," he thought he was trying out for his dream gig: a sitcom. Continue


Nature's Time Capsules

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NOVA
PBS


By studying bogs, scientists can uncover thousands of years of Earth’s history. Continue


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


Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses

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NOVA
PBS


How do dogs, sharks, dolphins, or birds experience the world? Airing April 16, 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


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