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Secrets of the Samurai Sword

53:06Expires: 02/27/15

The ancient art and science behind a Japanese warrior's prized weapon

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Way of the Samurai Warrior

Way of the Samurai Warrior

Capture the essence of the Japanese samurai code of honor, from choosing life over death to stifling a yawn.

Metal Fundamentals

Metal Fundamentals

Why defects make metal stronger, how hardness differs from toughness, and other marvels of this elemental s...

History of the Samurai

History of the Samurai

In this time line, follow the millennium-long story of these legendary Japanese warriors.

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Wild Ways

Explore how newly established wildlife corridors offer hope to endangered species.

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Wild Ways

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

Join investigators as they untangle the cause of Alzheimer’s and race to develop a cure.

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

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Vikings Unearthed

Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas.

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Vikings Unearthed

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Inside Einstein's Mind

Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.

53:07

Inside Einstein's Mind

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Gravity Changes Colors

This ingenious experiment proves that gravity changes the color of light all around us.

2:42

Gravity Changes Colors

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Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

Real patients and families describe what it's like being in an Alzheimer's clinical trial.

4:30

Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

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Alzheimer's Other Victims

Family members describe what it's like to have a loved one with Alzheimer's.

3:49

Alzheimer's Other Victims

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Alzheimer's Virus-Like Protein

Tangles of a protein called tau inside neurons may be the culprit behind Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer's Virus-Like Protein

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Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s

Journalist Greg O'Brien gives a first-hand account of what it's like have Alzheimer's.

4:23

Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s

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Predicting Alzheimer’s

Certain gene forms increase your risk of developing Alzheimer's.

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Predicting Alzheimer’s

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David Lynch x Robots = A.I. Art

David Lynch puts a literal face on the oddest collection of little learning robots.

2:11

David Lynch x Robots = A.I. Art

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Ötzi the Iceman's Ax

How did Ötzi the Iceman, who lived 5300 years ago, sharpen his ax?

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Ötzi the Iceman's Ax

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Viking Unearthed Sneak Peek

Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas.

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Viking Unearthed Sneak Peek

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Vikings Unearthed Preview

Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas.

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Vikings Unearthed Preview

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Wild Ways Preview

Explore how newly established wildlife corridors offer hope to endangered species.

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Wild Ways Preview

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped? Preview

Join investigators as they untangle the cause of Alzheimer’s and race to develop a cure.

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped? Preview

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