Hunt for the Supertwister
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Secrets of the Sun
Examining the sun, which is 27 million degrees Fahrenheit.
Scientists examine evidence about Neanderthals that sheds light on the hominids, who died off some 30,000 years ago. See the 2010 reconstruction of the Neanderthal genome, which posits that modern humans and Neanderthals interbred.
Venom: Nature's Killer
Hunting down the most venomous animals to reveal their medical mysteries.
Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures
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Some 250 million years ago, some of the largest, most dangerous reptiles ruled this land.
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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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