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Around the World

Monkey Festival - Ep. 5

In the town of Lopburi, Thailand, the native primates get special treatment year–round, but especially during the annual Lopburi Monkey Festival

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Incredible Insects

Snail Zombies - Ep. 1

One parasite can turn an average garden snail into a "snail zombie"!

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Around the World

Cuba - Ep. 13

Cuba is a kaleidoscope of activity, imagery, smells, and sounds. Experience this unique island nation.

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Animals & Pets

Monkeying Around - Ep. 7

Just like humans, young chimpanzees spend a lot of time playing and wrestling. See one playful chimp in action.

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History and Culture

Ancient Autopsy - Ep. 9

Egyptologist Christopher Naunton and colleagues examine an x-ray of King Tut's body to reveal what may have caused the pharaoh's death.

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Adventures in Exploration

Mireya Mayor Finds Lemur - Ep. 3

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Mireya Mayor and her team have discovered a new species of lemur!

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Incredible Insects

Glow in the Dark Millipedes - Ep. 16

The millipede Motyxia sequoiae, which lives in the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada, glows bluish green as a warning to predators that the arthropod contains toxic cyanide. All 11 species and subspecies in the genus Motyxia glow, but those at lower elevations of the mountains glow less brightly. Scientists now think the bioluminescence first evolved as a way for millipedes at lower elevations to cope with the stress of living in a hot, dry environment and later evolved into a warning signal as the species moved up the mountains.

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