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Fallen City

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In today’s go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as Fallen City reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Beichuan to the new Beichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation. Continue


Fallen City: Filmmaker Interview

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Filmmaker Qi Zhao discusses the making of the documentary Fallen City. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues July 30th

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Join the search for clues to the fate of an orphaned rhinoceros brought up in a wildlife vet’s home on MY WILD AFFAIR. Come face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia on NOVA's "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Monsters" and join Joy and Mark in Australia to uncover the reproductive secrets of the pouch-wearing marsupials on SEX IN THE WILD. Continue


The Rhino Who Joined the Family

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My Wild Affair
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Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet’s four young children before his eventual release into the wild. Fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend’s fate. Continue


Orangutans

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Sex in the Wild
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Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin — the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. Joy witnesses the sneaky tactics that the females use to take control of mating and Mark finds out how males fight back. Continue


Science & Natural History | 2014 | PBS

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PBS shares the most exciting and inspiring stories that provide the answers that curious minds crave. Continue


Full Episode

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands, but south of Ocracoke Inlet there rises a luminous bar of sand 60 miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges and no hotels. These are the wild beaches of Cape Lookout — one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in the world. Continue


Why solar technology cannot save us

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PBS NewsHour
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PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman hears from former big pharma executive Chris Martenson about how our economy requires unsustainable resources. But technology cannot make alternative sources of energy; it can only help us find them. Continue


NewsHour asks: why do you choose basic research?

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We asked students and post-doctoral researchers to tell us why they choose to do basic research. This is a sample of the responses we received. Continue


SALT: The Appeal of Lake Eyre

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Photographer Murray Fredericks sets up his equipment on Lake Eyre and talks about the way that light and setting come together for amazing effect at the site. Note: This video is only available in low quality. Continue


The Pattern in Nature's Networks

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NOVA
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Science shows it’s a small world after all—and nature’s networks follow a similar pattern. Continue


WORLD Channel | In the WILD!

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Join WORLD Channel "In the WILD" as we explore the complex and evolving world of nature from the eyes of Earth's inhabitants. Covering Earth from land to sea to air, the thirty-plus films educate, reveal, surprise and touch the heart. The programming also challenges us with how to preserve the planet while serving both human and animal populations. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues July 23rd

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Delve into the story of an orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus on MY WILD AFFAIR. See how life stormed the beaches and came to dominate planet Earth on NOVA'S "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes" and journey to Borneo with Joy and Mark to explore the reproduction challenges of our orangutan cousins on SEX IN THE WILD. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues July 16th

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Learn how the death of a baby elephant led to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans on MY WILD AFFAIR. Travel with Richard Smith to meet the cast in the first scenes of the great drama of life on earth on NOVA's "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Awakening," and travel to Africa to explore the unique reproduction challenges of the largest animal on land on SEX IN THE WILD. Continue


Kangaroos

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Sex in the Wild
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In Australia, Joy and Mark uncover the reproductive secrets of some of the strangest mammals on Earth — the pouch-wearing marsupials. Thanks to their bizarre way of reproducing, kangaroos thrive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth — the Australian Outback. Continue


The Best Planned City in the World

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
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In 1868 Olmsted came to Buffalo, NY and was asked to choose a site for a park. Instead, he recommended three sites to be connected by a new concept – parkways. The system he and Vaux designed became the first coordinated park system in the nation. Later Olmsted visited Niagara Falls and started the “Free Niagara” campaign, a movement to clean up, preserve and set aside parts of that landscape. Continue


What is peak oil, and will fracking buy us time?

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PBS NewsHour
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PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with former big pharma executive Chris Martenson about why the money the U.S. printed after the financial crash would have been better spent on alternative energy rather than on the banks. Continue


How many more times can the world be twice as big?

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PBS NewsHour
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PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with former pharmaceutical executive Chris Martenson, who now lives in rural Massachusetts, about exponential growth and the danger of rising debt. Continue


NewsHour asks: why do you choose basic research?

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We asked students and post-doctoral researchers to tell us why they choose to do basic research. This is a sample of the responses we received. Continue


SALT: Connecting with Landscapes

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Why are people affected by landscape images? Photographer Murray Fredericks wonders what allows humans to connect with images of places, and hypothesizes that a loss of self happens when one confronts these images. Note: This video is only available in low quality. Continue


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