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Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures

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After a massive extinction, diverse marsupials came to dominate this isolated continent.

60 min.

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes

NOVA

Part 2 of 4. The move of life from ocean to land.

60 min.

Mystery of a Masterpiece

Mystery of a Masterpiece

NOVA

Examining the work of art sleuths.

1 min.

Deadliest Earthquakes

Deadliest Earthquakes

NOVA

Big quakes are inevitable, but can we prevent their devastation?

Separating Twins

Separating Twins

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The story of conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna.

60 min.

D-Day's Sunken Secrets

D-Day's Sunken Secrets

NOVA

Exploring the relics on the sea floor near Normandy, France.

120 min.

Schedule

Sunday
8/31/14 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
Sunday
8/31/14 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
Thursday
9/4/14 2:00 AM
WGBX 44
Thursday
9/4/14 5:00 AM
WGBH 2
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the outrage that many people felt when Pluto was stripped of its status as a planet. The doc features appearances by Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart and noted Pluto booster Stephen Colbert.

 

Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm — a firestorm led by angry Pluto-loving elementary school students. But what is it about this cold, distant rock that captures so many hearts? Nova joins Tyson on a quest to find out. From the scientists trying to classify Pluto to die-hard “Pluto-philes,” Tyson meets a fascinating cast of characters with just one thing in common: strong opinions about Pluto. Based on Tyson’s book The Pluto Files, this is a lighthearted look at the solar system’s best-loved non-planet.

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