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Rise of the Hackers

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Meet the new global geek squad racing to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

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Meet the new global geek squad racing to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

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First Man on the Moon

First Man on the Moon

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A profile of Neil Armstrong (1930-2012).

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Lethal Seas

Lethal Seas

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Follow scientists who seek solutions to rising ocean acidity and see their breakthrough discoveries.

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Nazi Attack on America

Nazi Attack on America

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Learn about a little-known attack from the ocean depths that claimed 5,000 American lives.

60 min.

Sea Butterflies in Danger

Sea Butterflies in Danger

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If pteropod populations decline or vanish due to rising ocean acidity, the consequences for marine life could be dire.

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Saturday
5/23/15 8:00 PM
WGBX 44
Sunday
5/24/15 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
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5/24/15 4:00 AM
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5/27/15 9:00 PM
WGBH 2
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the outrage that many people felt when Pluto was stripped of its status as a planet. The doc features appearances by Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart and noted Pluto booster Stephen Colbert.

 

Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm — a firestorm led by angry Pluto-loving elementary school students. But what is it about this cold, distant rock that captures so many hearts? Nova joins Tyson on a quest to find out. From the scientists trying to classify Pluto to die-hard “Pluto-philes,” Tyson meets a fascinating cast of characters with just one thing in common: strong opinions about Pluto. Based on Tyson’s book The Pluto Files, this is a lighthearted look at the solar system’s best-loved non-planet.

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