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Making North America: Origins (Episode #4220)

KQED World: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Arctic Ghost Ship (Episode #4216H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin's lost ships-a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

15 Years of Terror (Episode #4316H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Nova investigates the psychology of a terrorist and examines how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers. Can we understand what happens in the mind of a terrorist and intercede to stop the next attack - or at least stay one step ahead to thwart their destructive plans?

Why Sharks Attack (Episode #4111)

KQED World: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed the ultimate shark fright film, Jaws. What's behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where they've rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable? To separate fact from fear, Nova teams up with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to discover the science behind the great white's hunting instincts. Do sharks ever target humans or is each attack a tragic case of mistaken identity? Can a deeper understanding of shark senses lead scientists to design effective deterrents and help prevent future attacks? With shark populations around the world plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people -- and sharks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Creatures of Light (Episode #4309)

KQED World: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Nova and National Geographic take a dazzling dive to explore how and why so many of the ocean's creatures light up-revealing a hidden undersea world where creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer or simply glow.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Poisoned Water (Episode #4410)

KQED 9: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

The water contamination crisis in Flint, MI, has revealed a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of our aging drinking water infrastructure. Discover the chemistry, biology and engineering that led to this disaster.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
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