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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


Vivre

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AfroPop
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A teacher asks her pupils what they want to do when they grow up. While his classmates answer lightly and with great fun, Tom a quiet 10-year-old boy slips away. When his turn comes to speak, Tom embarks himself upon a striking monologue. With passion, humor and bewildering maturity he describes three possible life choices that will inevitably lead him to dramatic ends. Continue


Reconstructing the D-Day Gliders

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


Kryptonite for Sharks

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NOVA
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Marine biologist Patrick Rice is using rare earth elements to repel sharks. Continue


Why Sharks Attack

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NOVA
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Will analyzing the hunting instincts of this endangered predator reduce deadly attacks? Airing May 7, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Escape from Nazi Alcatraz Preview

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NOVA
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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


Equal Pay Study; Campaign Finance; Modern Technology

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To The Contrary
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Equal Pay Study: Sons earn more than their fathers but daughters don't. Campaign Finance: Will weaker campaign finance regulations benefit women? Behind the Headlines: A look at the pros and cons of modern technology. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bettina Inclan, Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer Continue


Profile: Adrien Treuille

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NOVA Labs
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Computer scientist Adrien Treuille creates groundbreaking games, including FoldIt, which turns protein-folding—a task that’s difficult for even the most powerful computers—into a puzzle that a ten-year-old can master in minutes. Now, Treuille is hoping to use his clever crowd-sourcing approach to tackle the mysteries of another biological powerhouse, RNA. Continue


Great Cathedral Mystery

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


Roman Catacomb Mystery

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NOVA
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Who or what killed hundreds of people hidden in a burial chamber nearly 2,000 years ago? Continue


Sculpting a Young Artist

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


Autopsying a Roman Catacomb

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NOVA
PBS


Did a lethal plague kill thousands in ancient Rome? Centuries-old DNA may hold the answer. Continue


A Clever Colditz Escape

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NOVA
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A chance discover during a game of rugby led Dutch POWs to an ingenious WWII jailbreak. 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


Five Dogs With Crazy Résumés

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NOVA
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Why do some dogs have short fur, others long tails, and still others wrinkly faces? Many dogs were bred to perform a specific tasks--from hunting vermin to wrangling bulls--and their physical characteristics were chosen to help them do their jobs. Continue


D-Day's Sunken Secrets Preview

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NOVA
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Dive teams, submersibles, and robots explore a massive underwater WWII archeological site. Airing May 28, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Wild Predator Invasion

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NOVA
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Can we return apex predators to their natural environments without endangering humans? Continue


Civilization (Hour 2) - Preview

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
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Examine the West’s rise to global dominance based on Niall Ferguson’s six principles of prosperity. Continue


Wild Predator Invasion Preview

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NOVA
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Can we return apex predators to their natural environments without endangering humans? Airing April 2, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


One World Trade Center - Preview

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Super Skyscrapers
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One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet. Continue


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