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Bigger Than T. Rex

Bigger Than T. Rex

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Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing a terrifying carnivore dubbed Spinosaurus.

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First Air War

First Air War

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Uncover secrets of some colorful and deadly early flying machines and explore their role in WWI.

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Ben Franklin's Balloons

Ben Franklin's Balloons

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Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.

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Surviving Ebola

Surviving Ebola

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Hear reports from the Ebola hot zone and from labs where scientists are racing to find a cure.

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Why Planes Vanish

Why Planes Vanish

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Get the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meet those who looked for the lost plane.

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Building Pharaoh's Chariot

Building Pharaoh's Chariot

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Follow a team of experts who build and test two accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots.

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