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Decoding the Great Pyramid Preview

Decoding the Great Pyramid Preview

Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza--and how they did it. Join researchers as they delve into the logbook of a work crew and discover how the massive project transformed Egypt.
Preview Season 46 Episode 4 Length 00:28 Premiere: 2/6/19

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Season 46 Episodes

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 53:31 Premiere Date 11/13/19

Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

S46 E20 Length 53:15 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 53:27 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 53:54 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

Lost Viking Army

S46 E10 Length 53:26 Premiere Date 5/22/19

Decoding the Great Pyramid

S46 E4 Length 53:10 Premiere Date 2/6/19

Decoding the Great Pyramid Preview

Preview Length 00:28 Premiere Date 2/6/19

How Does a Government Shutdown Affect Science?

Clip Length 03:01 Premiere Date 1/23/19

Five Moon Names to Know for Successful Moongazing

Clip Length 02:06 Premiere Date 1/23/19

AI Helps Young Man with Cerebral Palsy Find Independence

Clip Length 04:46 Premiere Date 1/31/19

Why Kicking a Field Goal is Harder Than it Looks

Clip Length 03:28 Premiere Date 2/6/19

What is Coral Bleaching?

Clip Length 02:29 Premiere Date 2/20/19

Can Super Corals Save Reefs?

Clip Length 03:29 Premiere Date 2/21/19

Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Harvey?

Clip Length 02:32 Premiere Date 2/21/19

Climate Change Flooding: A Threat to National Security?

Clip Length 04:01 Premiere Date 2/21/19

Why Hurricane Florence Caused So Much Flooding

Clip Length 03:02 Premiere Date 2/21/19

The World Wide Web Celebrates its 30th Birthday

Clip Length 02:39 Premiere Date 3/12/19

What is a Bomb Cyclone?

Clip Length 01:54 Premiere Date 3/18/19

Specials

Picture a Scientist (with Audio Description)

Length 1:52:37 Premiere Date 4/14/21

Looking for Life on Mars (with Audio Description)

Length 53:46 Premiere Date 2/24/21

Beyond the Elements: Life (with Audio Description)

Length 53:17 Premiere Date 2/17/21

Secrets in our DNA (with Audio Description)

Length 53:26 Premiere Date 1/13/21

Treasures Metals Eiffel Tower

Length 02:09 Premiere Date 12/9/16

A Labyrinth of Lava

Length 01:13 Premiere Date 11/2/15

Driving Dinosaur Diversity

Length 01:47 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Pangea

Length 00:56 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Making Granite From Volcanic Rock

Length 02:16 Premiere Date 10/22/15

A Massive Volcanic Eruption

Length 01:14 Premiere Date 10/22/15

From Mud to Rock

Length 01:36 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Finding Stromatolites

Length 01:23 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Stromatolites Were Kings

Length 01:05 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Ancient Life

Length 00:28 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Millions of Years Captured in Chalk

Length 01:17 Premiere Date 10/22/15

A Fourteen-Foot Fish From Kansas

Length 01:38 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Hell Creek Formation

Length 01:10 Premiere Date 10/22/15

No Dinosaurs Above the Line

Length 02:00 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Mammal Survivors

Length 01:40 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Dinosaur Fossils

Length 01:53 Premiere Date 10/22/15

King of Gore

Length 02:00 Premiere Date 10/22/15

Manhattan Skyline

Length 00:52 Premiere Date 10/21/15

New York's Mountains

Length 01:13 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Rock Time Capsules

Length 01:18 Premiere Date 10/21/15

The Sandstone Top of the Canyon

Length 01:15 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Fossil-Filled Limestone

Length 00:54 Premiere Date 10/21/15

The Grand Canyon's Oldest Rocks

Length 00:19 Premiere Date 10/21/15

From Lava to Land

Length 02:14 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Semi-Precious Pebbles

Length 00:57 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Five Steps of Volcanic Rock

Length 00:26 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Tearing North America Apart

Length 01:01 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Fossilized Sand Dunes

Length 01:15 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Volcanoes of Sand

Length 01:33 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Rockies 2.0

Length 02:00 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Manhattan Schist

Length 01:13 Premiere Date 10/21/15

Grand Canyon 4

Length 00:19 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Mendenhall Glacier

Length 02:51 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Monument Rocks 1

Length 01:18 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Monument Rocks 2

Length 01:48 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Exuma Cays 1

Length 01:26 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Exuma Cays 3

Length 00:28 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Exuma Cays 4

Length 03:22 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Gooseberry Falls 1

Length 00:57 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Gooseberry Falls 2

Length 00:24 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Gooseberry Falls 3

Length 01:06 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Gooseberry Falls 4

Length 01:01 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Mount Kilauea

Length 01:30 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Grand Canyon 1

Length 01:19 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Grand Canyon 2

Length 01:05 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Grand Canyon 3

Length 00:58 Premiere Date 8/2/15

Lethal Seas Excerpt 1

Length 04:11 Premiere Date 5/12/15

Lethal Seas Excerpt 2

Length 01:00 Premiere Date 5/12/15

Lethal Seas Excerpt 3

Length 00:35 Premiere Date 5/12/15

Lethal Seas Excerpt 4

Length 00:51 Premiere Date 5/12/15

The Mother of Hubble

Length 02:28 Premiere Date 4/14/15

Formation of a Typhoon

Length 01:34 Premiere Date 6/25/14

Flatfish Larvae

Length 00:51 Premiere Date 5/6/14

RNAi Explained

Length 01:47 Premiere Date 4/22/14

Dolphin Mirror

Length 03:18 Premiere Date 4/22/14

Dogs' Sense of Time

Length 01:28 Premiere Date 4/13/14

Cockatoo Excerpt

Length 01:30 Premiere Date 4/8/14

How Solar Cells Work

Length 00:33 Premiere Date 2/26/14

Solar Power's Promise

Length 00:51 Premiere Date 2/26/14

Microneedle

Length 01:41 Premiere Date 12/30/13

Non-Newtonian Gel

Length 01:00 Premiere Date 11/15/13

GM Plants

Length 01:27 Premiere Date 11/15/13

Soft-Story Buildings

Length 07:36 Premiere Date 11/13/13

Levitation

Length 00:50 Premiere Date 10/24/13

Superconductor

Length 01:47 Premiere Date 10/24/13

Animal Robot 1

Length 02:35 Premiere Date 10/24/13

Animal Robot 2

Length 02:02 Premiere Date 10/24/13

Therapeutic Hypothermia

Length 01:11 Premiere Date 10/24/13

Therapeutic Hypothermia 2

Length 01:07 Premiere Date 10/24/13

Therapeutic Hypothermia 3

Length 01:43 Premiere Date 10/24/13

Therapeutic Hypothermia 4

Length 02:01 Premiere Date 10/24/13

Swarming Robots

Length 01:31 Premiere Date 10/21/13

Sneak Peek: Making Stuff Wilder

Length 06:14 Premiere Date 10/21/13

Sail Wing

Length 01:02 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Hydrofoil

Length 01:01 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Chicken Feathers

Length 01:56 Premiere Date 10/19/13

KillaCycle

Length 00:48 Premiere Date 10/19/13

How Batteries Work

Length 00:49 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Muon Detection

Length 01:52 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Muons

Length 01:25 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Plants White

Length 02:11 Premiere Date 10/19/13

DNA Patch

Length 01:19 Premiere Date 10/19/13

DNA Vaccine

Length 00:38 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Earthquake Test

Length 02:03 Premiere Date 10/19/13

David Drives

Length 01:27 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Virus Battery

Length 02:21 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Shelley

Length 02:07 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Robot Arm

Length 00:56 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Elephant Arm

Length 01:22 Premiere Date 10/19/13

FinGripper

Length 00:55 Premiere Date 10/19/13

Hagfish Defense

Length 01:36 Premiere Date 10/17/13

Slime Clothes

Length 01:00 Premiere Date 10/17/13

Pitcher Plant

Length 01:48 Premiere Date 10/17/13

SLIPS

Length 01:01 Premiere Date 10/17/13

Hagfish

Length 00:51 Premiere Date 10/17/13

New York City One Year Later: Telecommunications

Length 03:14 Premiere Date 10/16/13

Sneak Peek: Making Stuff Faster

Length 05:06 Premiere Date 10/15/13

David's Race

Length 01:28 Premiere Date 10/15/13

Steffen's Plan

Length 01:59 Premiere Date 10/15/13

Traveling Salesman

Length 01:21 Premiere Date 10/15/13

Eye Robot

Length 01:51 Premiere Date 10/10/13

Corkscrew Robot

Length 00:32 Premiere Date 10/10/13

Slow Goldfish

Length 01:39 Premiere Date 10/10/13

Bee Toxin

Length 01:31 Premiere Date 10/10/13

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Length 03:36 Premiere Date 10/7/13

Invisibility Cloak

Length 01:22 Premiere Date 9/24/13

Shape Memory Alloys

Length 00:32 Premiere Date 9/8/13

Jellyfish

Length 00:38 Premiere Date 9/8/13

Bird Wings

Length 01:56 Premiere Date 9/8/13

Shrinking Chips

Length 01:06 Premiere Date 9/5/13

Pizza Transistor

Length 01:34 Premiere Date 9/5/13

Graphene

Length 01:11 Premiere Date 9/5/13

Wheat Straw Plastic

Length 01:04 Premiere Date 8/29/13

Solar Leaves

Length 00:53 Premiere Date 8/29/13

Battle Jacket

Length 01:49 Premiere Date 8/29/13

Oobleck

Length 00:40 Premiere Date 8/29/13

Magnetic Oobleck

Length 00:54 Premiere Date 8/29/13

Life-Saving Non-Newtonian Fluids

Length 01:43 Premiere Date 8/29/13

Silicon Transistors

Length 00:50 Premiere Date 8/29/13

Starling 8

Length 00:44 Premiere Date 7/15/13

sandy-raw-1-2

Length 00:04 Premiere Date 7/8/13

sandy-raw-5-1

Length 01:02 Premiere Date 7/8/13

Chemotherapy Goes Small

Length 01:17 Premiere Date 7/1/13

The Making of a Cloud Old

Length 03:10 Premiere Date 6/30/13

Why So Many Cloud Types?

Length 03:35 Premiere Date 6/30/13

Clouds and Weather

Length 03:21 Premiere Date 6/30/13

Severe Storms

Length 03:37 Premiere Date 6/30/13

The Climate Wild Card

Length 03:02 Premiere Date 6/30/13

Life on Europa?

Length 02:25 Premiere Date 6/9/13

CloudLab_Megastorm_03

Length 01:41 Premiere Date 5/29/13

CloudLab_Megastorm_04

Length 01:43 Premiere Date 5/29/13

CloudLab_Megastorm_05

Length 01:04 Premiere Date 5/29/13

CloudLab_Megastorm_06

Length 00:40 Premiere Date 5/29/13

CloudLab_Megastorm_07

Length 03:07 Premiere Date 5/29/13

CloudLab_Megastorm_01

Length 00:35 Premiere Date 5/28/13

CloudLab_Megastorm_02

Length 00:31 Premiere Date 5/28/13

What Made the 1918 Flu So Deadly?

Length 01:28 Premiere Date 5/13/13

How the 1918 Flu Infected People

Length 00:25 Premiere Date 5/13/13

Fertilizing the Amazon

Length 03:27 Premiere Date 4/21/13

Flu Probabilities

Length 01:53 Premiere Date 4/16/13

Rare Earth Elements

Length 04:17 Premiere Date 4/1/13

CHNOPS: Ingredients for Life

Length 02:36 Premiere Date 3/12/13

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Length 00:44 Premiere Date 2/28/13

MODIS Sensor

Length 00:26 Premiere Date 2/28/13

Solving the Storage Problem

Length 02:26 Premiere Date 10/25/12

Putting Energy to Use Old

Length 02:14 Premiere Date 10/8/12

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