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Janna Levin: 30 Seconds on Why We Should Care

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Knotty Thrills

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NOVA
PBS


Three physicists untie a 150-year-old tangle of a puzzle. Continue


Jill Tarter: Carl's Turning Over In His Grave

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation. Continue


Escape from Nazi Alcatraz

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NOVA
PBS


A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle. Continue


Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter

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Pioneers of Television
PBS


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


Escape from Nazi Alcatraz Preview

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NOVA
PBS


A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle. Airing May 14, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


STEM-sational Pancakes

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PBS Parents
PBS


Mix in math and science when making pancakes with your child! Continue


Seven years, 500 hours of footage capture 'Particle Fever'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Theoretical physicist David Kaplan spent seven years carefully documenting the research at the Large Hadron Collider. The documentary "Particle Fever" captures the thrill of discovery, as well as the stress, disappointment and fear they felt when the collider went offline for months. For Kaplan, it was a struggle to keep filming, never knowing when they would find the Higgs boson. Continue


Full Episode

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Hawking
PBS


This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. Continue


Killer Typhoon

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NOVA
PBS


What made Haiyan so destructive, and how can we prepare for the next monster storm? Continue


Janna Levin: I'm Still That Same Kid

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Sculpting a Young Artist

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NOVA
PBS


A city-wide competition shaped the career of the architect behind Florence’s famous dome. Continue


Reconstructing the D-Day Gliders

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NOVA
PBS


The Allies used silent wooden gliders to get behind enemy lines before the D-Day landings. Continue


What Is Gravity Made Of?

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NOVA
PBS


A "cosmic fingerprint" reveals the universe’s beginning and gravity's microscopic secrets. Continue


The Mysteries of Optic Flow

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NOVA
PBS


How do birds manage to fly through narrow spaces without constantly bumping into trees or buildings? It turns out that they use a trick of the eye called optic flow. Understanding what optic flow is and how birds use it could help us build a safer world for our feathered friends. Continue


2.5 Ways to Die in a Black Hole

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NOVA
PBS


The answer to how you would die in a black hole could revolutionize the laws of nature. Continue


Great Cathedral Mystery

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NOVA
PBS


Master craftsmen explore how Florence’s monumental dome was built nearly 600 years ago. Continue


Hawking - Preview

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Hawking
PBS


This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. Continue


Zeppelin Terror Attack

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NOVA
PBS


Discover how the first civilian bombing unfolded as Germany’s Zeppelins rained fiery terror on London in World War I. Continue


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