Monster Fish Giant Eels

Zeb travels to the South Pacific in search of the largest longfin eels in the world – the New Zealand longfin and the giant mottled eel – and discovers what might be contributing to their demise.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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The Nature of Things Giraffes: The Forgotten Giants

What many people do not realize about giraffes is that these iconic creatures of wild Africa, with their long necks, cinnamon spotted coats, flirty lashes and loping gait are disappearing at an alarming rate. Two hundred years ago there were a million giraffes, in 2000 there were 140,000 roaming Africa’s plains. Now, 15 years later, their numbers have plummeted to ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2015

World's Toughest Fixes Going Nuclear

Before entering the radiological control zone and the next tough fix, Riley puts on a full suit of protective clothing and gets his daily rad check. He's going to need to keep a close eye on the Geiger counter for this radioactive gig: a steam turbine upgrade in a nuclear power plant. The job: shut down the reactor, bring in ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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The Nature of Things Gone Sideways: Serendipity in Science

When most of us hear “scientific research,” it conjures the image of serious men and women in meticulous labs using carefully prescribed methods to achieve rather predictable outcomes. We have an expectation that science is calculated and controlled. Yet some of the most influential scientific discoveries have been made entirely by accident. Combining dramatic re-creation with cheeky animation and cleverly ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Do or Die Gory End

On this episode of Do or Die, try to survive being trampled in Pamplona during the "Running of the Bulls". Battle to stay alive when swift, freezing water washes you down the Los Angeles river system. And strive to find safety as a massive 8.0 earthquake shakes an office building down around you. If you found yourself in these Do or ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Inside Nature's Giants Great White Shark

The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 900 kg, 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg uncovers the shark's incredible array of senses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. Veterinary scientist Mark Evans investigates the origins of the shark's infamous killing bite and, out at sea, a bite force test ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/23/2016

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Monster Fish Great White Sturgeon

In this episode, we follow Zeb as he goes in search of the biggest and oldest of North America’s river monsters: the white sturgeon. These giants are living to a ripe old age – many of the fish Zeb will encounter on his trip are not only bigger than he is, but have lived the better part of a century. ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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The National Grizzly bears threatened by trains in Banff

With the grizzly bear population at a critical low in the Banff National Park, the greatest danger the bears face is being hit by a train. This report from The National looks at remarkable efforts being made to keep remaining grizzlies safe.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2017

Engineering Connections Guggenheim Bilbao

Richard Hammond visits a building described as the ‘greatest of our time’ – the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain – to find out which Engineering Connections made this iconic building possible. He finds out how a visionary architect transformed a decaying city into a vibrant tourist hub with his futuristic building. But it would not have been possible without a volcano, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Project X Heat

In this episode on heat, the Project X team looks at how we stave off dehydration in the scalding, suffocating heat of an unrelenting sun? Dr. Alters looks at how plants and animals manage to thrive in a place where it's forty degrees in the shade. Then Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot find that, centuries ago, the Sinagua ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013