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Pluto and Beyond

Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet. Since it explored Pluto in 2015, New Horizons is zooming toward Ultima Thule, an object four billion miles from Earth.

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Mysteries of Sleep

From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a vulnerable, defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be, playing a role in everything from memory retention and emotional regulation to removing waste from our brains. So why are we getting so little of it?

  • 2020-03-01T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-03-01T17:00:00-08:00
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Secrets of the Forbidden City

Discover the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years. Discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.

  • 2020-03-08T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-03-08T18:00:00-07:00
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Chinese Chariot Revealed

For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon.

  • 2020-03-15T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-03-15T18:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-03-16T07:00:00-07:00
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Japan's Killer Quake

In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. The facts and figures are astonishing. The March 11th earthquake was the world's fourth largest earthquake since record keeping began in 1900 and the worst ever to shake Japan.

  • 2020-03-22T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-03-23T07:00:00-07:00
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