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Ben Franklin's Bones

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


When skeletal remains of at least 10 people turned up in the basement of Benjamin Franklin’s British residence, people wondered if the Founding Father might have had a much darker side. Franklin was aware of the bodies in his basement, but they weren’t the victims of violent acts. Rather, they were used for the purposes of an illegal anatomy school that helped shaped modern medicine. Continue


Sunken Ship Rescue

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NOVA
PBS


A team of 500 engineers and divers struggle to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship. 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


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


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


Lawmakers Act on Outbreaks

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NOVA
PBS


Dr. Richard Pan explains California's strategy for increasing vaccination rates. Continue


A History of Vaccination

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NOVA
PBS


Vaccination began as a traditional therapy over a thousand years ago. Continue


Is There Life on Enceladus?

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NOVA
PBS


Scientists discover evidence for the key ingredients for life on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Continue


Early Earth Bombarded By Comets

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NOVA
PBS


Comets carrying chemicals necessary for life may have come to Earth billions of years ago. Continue


Fighting HPV in Bhutan

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NOVA
PBS


Human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cervical cancer. Bhutan is the first developing country to welcome the widespread vaccination of girls against HPV, and cervical cancer rates have dropped. Some countries have resisted the vaccine, but in Bhutan even the royal princess is onboard. Continue


William Hewson’s Experiments and the Craven Street Bones

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


William Hewson, Benjamin Franklin’s neighbor at 36 Craven Street, was no ordinary physician. He was an anatomist. Hewson had conducted extensive research into the human lymphatic system and his detailed findings were recorded by leading anatomical artists of the day. Are the bones at Craven Street connected to William Hewson? Continue


The Rise of the Body Snatchers

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


In the 18th century, private anatomy schools were set up across London to give medical students the opportunity to learn anatomy by dissecting human cadavers. But supply lagged behind demand. Anatomists needed many more bodies than the ones of hanged murderers, which were the only bodies legally available at that time for their study. This created a business for body snatchers. Continue


Journey to Planet Earth (Series)

Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


J2PE dramatizes new ways of looking at the delicate relationship between people and the world they inhabit. It's designed to help viewers understand the complexities of the most important environmental issues of the 21st century. Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and history 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


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


Immunity and Vaccines Explained

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NOVA
PBS


Vaccines work with our immune system to keep us from getting sick. Continue


U.S. Polio Vaccines: Then and Now

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NOVA
PBS


The polio vaccine's history extends more than fifty years. Continue


Stabilizing Vaccines with Silk

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NOVA
PBS


New technology may bypass the need to keep vaccines cold by stabilizing them with silk. Continue


Two Weeks Under the Sea

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NOVA
PBS


Aquanauts study the health of marine organisms—by becoming their neighbors. Continue


Tiny Tattoo Vaccines

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NOVA
PBS


The world can be a dangerous place, full of foes large and little. Take deadly infectious diseases. Host David Pogue considers a new kind of vaccine that might save millions of lives, while eliminating the need for refrigeration and scary needles. Continue


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