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Was Eating Insects Key to Human Brain Evolution?

Our ancient ancestor Australopithecus likely foraged for termite larvae using tools made from bone. This source of fat could have helped brain development and growth, anthropologists believe.

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Search Engine Breakdown
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20:37
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Search Engine Breakdown

Two leading researchers investigate racial bias built into widely used search engines.
Season 48 Episode 101
Alaskan Dinosaurs
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53:32
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Alaskan Dinosaurs

Intrepid paleontologists discover that dinosaurs thrived in the Arctic's cold and dark.
Season 48 Episode 21
Butterfly Blueprints
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53:31
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Butterfly Blueprints

Explore how the scientific secrets of butterflies are inspiring technological innovations.
Season 48 Episode 20
NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang
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53:27
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang

Venture back to the birth of space and time as "NOVA" probes the mystery of the Big Bang.
Season 48 Episode 19
NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes
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53:27
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes

Take a seat on the ultimate thrill ride to explore nature's strangest and most powerful objects.
Season 48 Episode 18
NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds
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53:27
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds

Visit exotic worlds orbiting distant suns as "NOVA" tackles the big question: are we alone?
Season 48 Episode 17
NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way
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53:26
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way

Explore the wonders and mysteries of our galaxy — the giant city of stars we call home.
Season 48 Episode 16
NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars
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53:27
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars

Voyage to discover the sun’s place in a grand cycle of birth, death and renewal.
Season 48 Episode 15
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