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Watch as the New Horizons spacecraft captures our first clear view of Pluto’s icy surface.

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Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/gV0oUYDf3Pn4kEkxKfiR6w==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. NOVA takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear... /episodes/get/22651 /episode/22651 Vaccines—Calling the Shots /episode-player/22651

Examine the science behind vaccinations and the risks of opting out.

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Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:06
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3009403740/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false How courage and ingenuity saved Allied troops during the epic Dunkirk operation in 1940. /episodes/get/59692 /episode/59692 S45 Ep5: Great Escape at Dunkirk /episode-player/59692

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

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Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:00
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How did early engineers carve tombs into rock cliffs and funnel water to this desert city?

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Wed, 01/24/2018 - 03:40
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How has this unique structure, built on a seismic fault, survived centuries of quakes?

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Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:40
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/SUMhfAdAoxLpLOlZxIPQVw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can actually trap light. And they’re destructive. Anything that falls into them vanishes…gone forever. But now, astrophysicists are realizing that black holes may be... /episodes/get/93565 /episode/93565 Black Hole Apocalypse /episode-player/93565

Take a mind-blowing voyage to the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.

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Wed, 01/10/2018 - 03:45
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