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Extreme Animal Weapons (#4419) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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?

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  • KQED 9: Wed, May 23, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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Inside Einstein's Mind (#4223) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as Nova reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, May 30, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
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Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb (#4408) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Engineers race to build a massive dome to contain the crumbling remains of Chernobyl's reactor.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 14, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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Dawn of Humanity (#4209) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Nova and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors. Located in an almost inaccessible chamber deep in a South African cave, the site required recruiting a special team of experts slender enough to squeeze through a maze of passages. They have brought to light an unprecedented wealth of fossils belonging to a crucial gap in the record of our origins that spans the transition between the ape-like australopithecines (such as the famous Lucy) and the earliest members of the human family. At the center of the discovery is paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, a big character, brimming with enthusiasm and opinions, whose claims have stirred long controversy in the contentious field of human origins. Join Nova as we solve a two million year-old "crime scene" and dig into extraordinary new clues about what made us human.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
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Rise of the Superstorms (#4508) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Dive into the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. How can scientists better predict these storms, and what does the 2017 season tell us about the likelihood of similar storms in the future?

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 27, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
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