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Extreme Animal Weapons (Episode #4419H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 23, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

Explore the secrets that underlie nature's battleground. Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether claws or horns, fangs or stings. But why are some armaments huge and extreme, far beyond any practical need?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 25, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

Search for the Super Battery (Episode #4403)

KQED Plus: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 11:00 AM

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet.

Life's Rocky Start (Episode #4302)

KQED 9: Wed, May 9, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 11, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 11, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

Nazi Attack On America (Episode #4210)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans. U-166 was part of Operation Drumbeat, a highly successful U-boat operation that caught East Coast cities and shipping almost completely unprepared. With state-of-the-art survey gear, Ballard probes the wreck and unravels a dramatic mystery in the official story of the sub's sinking.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 7, 2018 -- 4:00 AM

Search for the Super Battery (Episode #4403)

KQED 9: Wed, May 2, 2018 -- 10:00 PM

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 4, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 4, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 4:00 AM
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