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Animal Espionage

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Animal Espionage

How do you study an animal you can't even get close to? Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing wildlife biology by recording the secret lives of animals—from whales and tigers to elusive giant armadillos—all without disturbing them.
S46 E23 Length 53:29 Premiere: 11.27.19

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Jupiter's massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water - and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Uncover the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-high ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life.

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Dogs have long been dependable companions, but it wasn't always that way. Researchers reveal how humans have tamed fearsome canines over tens of thousands of years and how modern dog intelligence and behaviors have made them indispensable companions.

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Season 46

Animal Espionage

S46 E23 Length 53:29 Premiere Date 11.27.19

The Violence Paradox

S46 E22 Length 1:53:22 Premiere Date 11.20.19

Decoding da Vinci

S46 E21 Length 53:41 Premiere Date 11.13.19

Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

S46 E20 Length 53:25 Premiere Date 11.6.19

Look Who's Driving

S46 E19 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 10.23.19

Why Bridges Collapse

S46 E18 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 10.16.19

Rise of the Mammals

S46 E17 Length 53:17 Premiere Date 10.30.19

The Planets: Ice Worlds

S46 E16 Length 52:48 Premiere Date 8.14.19

The Planets: Saturn

S46 E15 Length 53:24 Premiere Date 8.7.19

The Planets: Jupiter

S46 E14 Length 53:18 Premiere Date 7.31.19

The Planets: Mars

S46 E13 Length 53:54 Premiere Date 7.24.19

The Planets: Inner Worlds

S46 E12 Length 53:49 Premiere Date 7.24.19

Back to the Moon

S46 E11 Length 53:39 Premiere Date 7.10.19

Lost Viking Army

S46 E10 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 5.22.19

First Horse Warriors

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Inside the Megafire

S46 E8 Length 53:16 Premiere Date 5.8.19

Saving the Dead Sea

S46 E7 Length 53:15 Premiere Date 4.24.19

The Next Pompeii

S46 E6 Length 53:10 Premiere Date 2.20.19

Rise of the Rockets

S46 E5 Length 53:42 Premiere Date 2.13.19

Decoding the Great Pyramid

S46 E4 Length 53:44 Premiere Date 2.6.19

Kīlauea: Hawaiʻi on Fire

S46 E3 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 1.23.19

Einstein's Quantum Riddle

S46 E2 Length 53:34 Premiere Date 1.9.19

Pluto and Beyond

S46 E1 Length 53:51 Premiere Date 1.2.19

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