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Day The Dinosaurs Died (Episode #4421H)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

How did an asteroid 66 million years ago kill off the dinosaurs? Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Bird Brain (Episode #4420)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink our basic notions of intelligence.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Secret Tunnel Warfare (Episode #4301)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Join archaeologists who reveal traces of World War I's most devastating, ultra-secret tunneling operation. During WWI, the Allies devised a devastating plan, planting 600 tons of explosives in secret tunnels driven under German trenches. Join Nova to uncover traces of the operation and learn why it failed to break the lethal deadlock of trench warfare.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Rise of the Robots (Episode #4306H)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped? (Episode #4308)

KQED Life: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Alzheimer's ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind the scenes of major drug trials to discover the therapies that may slow and even prevent the disease.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Memory Hackers (Episode #4307)

KQED World: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Discover how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change and even erase memories. On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, NOVA investigates the mysterious nature of how we remember.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
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