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Season 41
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Alien Planets Revealed
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Jan 08, 2014
It’s a golden age for planet hunters: NASA's Kepler mission has identified more than 3,500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, .. show full overview
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Zeppelin Terror Attack
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Jan 15, 2014
In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. But the .. show full overview
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Killer Typhoon
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Jan 22, 2014
It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with .. show full overview
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Ghosts of Murdered Kings
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Jan 29, 2014
In the rolling hills of Ireland's County Tipperary, a laborer harvesting peat from a dried-up bog spots the remnants of a corpse and stops his machine just in time, revealing a headless .. show full overview
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Roman Catacomb Mystery
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Feb 05, 2014
Beneath the streets of Rome lies a city of the dead known as the Catacombs—a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, lined with the neatly laid out tombs of the citizens of ancient .. show full overview
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Great Cathedral Mystery
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Feb 12, 2014
The dome that crowns Florence’s great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore—the Duomo—is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the largest .. show full overview
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Wild Predator Invasion
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Apr 02, 2014
Over the last few centuries we have shot, trapped, and skinned the predators that formerly thrived at the top of the food chain in the wild. Wild bears, wolves, and big cats are all in .. show full overview
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Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
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Apr 09, 2014
When it comes to intelligence, we humans are clearly the most gifted animals around. But what make us so special? Is it our ability to make and use tools? To solve complex problems? Or .. show full overview
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Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses
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Apr 16, 2014
What is it like to be a dog, a shark, or a bird? Long the subject of human daydreams, this question is now getting serious attention from scientists who study animal senses. The senses .. show full overview
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Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?
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Apr 23, 2014
What makes an animal smart? What forces of evolution drive brains to become more complex? Many scientists believe the secret lies in our relationships. Throughout the animal kingdom, .. show full overview
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Why Sharks Attack
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May 07, 2014
In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in ten months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in .. show full overview
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Escape From Nazi Alcatraz
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May 14, 2014
Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up .. show full overview
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D-Day's Sunken Secrets
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May 28, 2014
On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships crossed .. show full overview
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Vaccines: Calling the Shots
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Sep 10, 2014
Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s .. show full overview
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Rise of the Hackers
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Sep 24, 2014
Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank, and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious—and .. show full overview
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Why Planes Vanish
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Oct 08, 2014
The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, .. show full overview
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Surviving Ebola
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Oct 08, 2014
In December, 2013, in a small village in West Africa, a young boy died from the dreaded disease, Ebola. Over the next nine months the virulent killer would claim more victims than all .. show full overview
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Ben Franklin's Balloons
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Oct 22, 2014
The first stage in human flight didn’t begin with the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, but with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th century Paris. In a period of just 19 months, .. show full overview
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First Air War
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Oct 29, 2014
When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes from which pilots occasionally took pot shots at one another with rifles. .. show full overview
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Bigger Than T. Rex
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Nov 05, 2014
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to roam the Earth: spectacular .. show full overview
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Emperor’s Ghost Army
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Nov 12, 2014
In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to .. show full overview
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Killer Landslides
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Nov 19, 2014
Just before 11 a.m. on March 22, 2014, an ominous rumble startled the residents of the little town of Oso, Washington, about an hour’s drive from Seattle. It was the terrifying sound of .. show full overview
41x23 Season finale
First Man on the Moon
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Dec 03, 2014
Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon. But this modest and unassuming man was determined to stay out of the spotlight. NOVA presents an intimate portrait of .. show full overview

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