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Scientists are learning how we can edit memories—and delete our worst fears.

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Wed, 01/03/2018 - 07:00
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Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink our basic notions of intelligence.

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Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00
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In WW1 Allied troops tunneled under enemy lines to create the biggest explosion ever seen.

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Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:40
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Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.

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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008168895/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&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/58832 /episode/58832 S45 Ep1: Black Hole Apocalypse /episode-player/58832

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.

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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/vst5xh8bN1uz2x2FZpNasQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon. But this modest and unassuming man was determined to stay out of the spotlight. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Armstrong through interviews with his family and friends, many of whom have never... /episodes/get/25694 /episode/25694 First Man on the Moon /episode-player/25694

NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong's family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But he regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented. In its exploration of this quietly effective man, NOVA explores his achievements following Apollo.

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Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:40
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