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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

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PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines.

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Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening #4009 [TV-PG]
Hidden in the red hills of Australia are clues to the mysteries of Earth's birth, how life arose and how it transformed the planet into the world we now live in. Experts unveil the earliest forms of life: an odd assortment of bacterial slime. Geologist Richard Smith hosts this NOVA mini-series.

  • KET Wednesday, July 16 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, July 18 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, July 20 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, July 20 at 7:00 pm EDT

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes #4010 [TV-PG]
How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues. While the oceans were teeming, the world above the waves remained an almost lifeless wasteland - until the Silurian period, when the conquest of the land began.

  • KET Wednesday, July 23 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, July 25 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, July 27 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, July 27 at 7:00 pm EDT

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters #4011 [TV-PG]
Experts explore mammals and the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia.

  • KET Wednesday, July 30 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, August 1 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 3 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 3 at 7:00 pm EDT

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures #4012 [TV-PG]
Australia's many unusual creatures, like the kangaroo and the cassowary, tell a tale of isolation, change, and resilience. Australia's long history has seen mountains rise and fall, seas come and go, and whole kingdoms of life triumph and disappear.

  • KET Wednesday, August 6 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, August 8 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 10 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 10 at 7:00 pm EDT

Finding Life Beyond Earth - Part 1 & 2 #3813 [TV-G]
Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, top astrobiologists explain how alien worlds are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, August 15 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 17 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 17 at 7:00 pm EDT

Finding Life Beyond Earth - Moons and Beyond #3814 [TV-G]
Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, top astrobiologists explain how alien worlds are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system.

  • KET Wednesday, August 20 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, August 22 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 24 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 pm EDT

Why Sharks Attack #4111 [TV-PG]
Leading shark experts in Australia and the United States research the science behind the great white's hunting instincts.

  • KET Wednesday, August 27 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, August 28 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, August 29 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 31 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, August 31 at 7:00 pm EDT

Ghosts of Machu Picchu #3704 [TV-PG]
A new generation of archeologists probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas.

  • KET Wednesday, September 3 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, September 4 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, September 5 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, September 7 at 1:00 am EDT

Vaccines - Calling The Shots #4114 [TV-PG]
Across the world, children are dying from preventable conditions because parents are avoiding shots. This program looks at the science behind vaccinations, tracks epidemics, and investigates the serious human costs of opting out.

  • KET Wednesday, September 10 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, September 11 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, September 12 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, September 14 at 1:00 am EDT

Ground Zero Supertower #4016 [TV-14]
NOVA returns to Ground Zero in New York City to witness the the completion of One World Trade Center, the skyscraper rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers once stood.

  • KET2 Friday, September 19 at 5:00 am EDT

Defeating The Hackers #4115 [TV-PG]
The fast-paced world of cryptography and the scientists battling to keep data safe are explored. These new global geeks are experts in physics, math, and "ultra-paranoid computing," all working to forge unbreakable codes to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

  • KET Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, September 25 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, September 26 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, September 28 at 1:00 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

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