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Airs Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV
This is the unique story of flightless birds. They say a bird is three things - feathers, flight and song. But what happens when you're a bird who can't fly, who can't sing, and whose feathers are closer to fluff? Is this an evolutionary joke? Flightless birds include ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis, and, interestingly, all have evolved independent of each other on different continents.
Airs Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat in this episode of NOVA.
Airs Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
More than 2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy merchants who carved spectacular temple-tombs into its cliffs, raised a monumental Great Temple and devised an ingenious system that channeled water to vineyards, bathhouses, fountains and pools. But following a catastrophic earthquake and a slump in its desert trade routes, Petra’s unique culture faded and was lost to most of the world for nearly 1,000 years.
Airs Wednesdays, Sept. 30 - Oct. 14, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: SEARCH FOR THE ELEMENTS is a series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long, continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Join Emmy-winner Michael Emerson to see not only what scientific explorers discovered, but also how.