The Dirt: This Week in Nature (September 28 – October 5)

Social baboons have longer life expectancy, and ants make way better decisions collectively. Top nature news from the week curated by the PBS Nature team.

Oct 5th, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (September 15-21)

Species of monkey previously unknown to scientists discovered in the Congo, 390 million-year-old mollusk reconstructed in 3-D, and spongy tissue found in human hearts also found in those of reptiles.

Sep 21st, 2012 | Comments

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (September 1-7)

Stephen Hawking backs animal consciousness; a record low in Arctic sea ice reported; and a newly-discovered amber contains 230-million-old mites.

Sep 7th, 2012 | Comments

Moment of Impact: Video: Snake Takes Flight

The paradise tree snake has become a master of escape. It will launch itself from a treetop and sail as far as 300 feet to defend itself from predators. Watch video.

Jun 6th, 2012 | Comments

Invasion of the Giant Pythons: Introduction

A growing number of invasive Burmese pythons have taken up residence in the wetlands of Florida.

Oct 16th, 2011 | Comments

Black Mamba: Introduction

The black mamba is Africa’s deadliest snake. In Swaziland, snake handler Thea Litschka-Koen and her husband, Clifton, endeavor to change attitudes and save lives.

Jul 3rd, 2011 | Comments

The Venom Cure: Introduction

(Airs Sunday, June 6) Scientists have discovered that natural poisons and venoms contain chemicals that can be used to create drugs for treating everything from chronic pain to cancer.

May 16th, 2010 | Comments

Moment of Impact: Introduction

(Premieres Sundays April 4 and April 11) New technologies reveal what's behind incredible "moments of impact" - when animals come into contact with each other and the world around them.

Mar 16th, 2010 | Comments

The Reptiles: Snakes: Introduction

Take a look at the reptiles that humans may fear most: Snakes. Look into their secret and very strange world to try to understand them better.

Oct 31st, 2008 | Comments
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