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Making North America: Life

Video duration: 53:32Video has closed captioning.

How did massive volcanic eruptions, inland seas, and land bridges pave the way for life? Airing November 11, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS

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Explore North America

Explore North America

Trek across this interactive map, collecting geological clues that tell the story of our continent.

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Treasures of the Earth: Power

Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

53:10

Treasures of the Earth: Power

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School of the Future

How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children?

1:53:34

School of the Future

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15 Years of Terror

From 9/11 to today’s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists’ strategies have evolved

54:30

15 Years of Terror

54:30

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun

Discover how Allied forces conspired to destroy one of Hitler’s most diabolical weapons.

52:51

Bombing Hitler's Supergun

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Making a Samurai Sword

Japanese master craftsmen turned a pile of crude iron into the deadly Samurai sword.

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Making a Samurai Sword

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Zika: The Untold Story

Join the scientists who saw Zika coming as they trace the origins of this devastating viru

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Zika: The Untold Story

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Customizing Education

Alt School is an experiment in customized learning environments.

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Customizing Education

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Why Bats Share Blood

Vampire bats will sometimes share a blood meal—but only with friends and family.

1:54

Why Bats Share Blood

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Quantum Physics to Protect Votes

You can make your vote incredibly secure on Election Day—all thanks to quantum mechanics.

5:23

Quantum Physics to Protect Votes

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Unmaking an Islamic Terrorist

Mubin Shaikh went from young army cadet to self-radicalized Jihadist and back. Here’s what

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Unmaking an Islamic Terrorist

11:50

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The Importance of Immersion

For English language learners, inclusion in fluent English classes is crucial for growth.

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The Importance of Immersion

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Dancing to Learn... Science

A program uses choreography to get kids from diverse communities excited about science.

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Dancing to Learn... Science

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals Preview

What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals Preview

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Treasures of the Earth: Power Preview

Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

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Treasures of the Earth: Power Preview

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Treasures of the Earth: Gems Preview

What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones?

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Treasures of the Earth: Gems Preview

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15 Years of Terror Preview

From 9/11 to today’s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists’ strategies have evolved

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15 Years of Terror Preview

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