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Fun Science

Bigger Than T. Rex: Spinosaurus - Ep. 15

Newly discovered fossils found in the sands of Morocco revealed that Spinosaurus was an excellent swimmer, unlike any other dinosaur. Spinosaurus was about 50 feet long, and the "sail" on its back was perhaps a display structure.

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Awesome Places

Monkey Festival - Ep. 7

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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Animals & Pets

Snail Zombies - Ep. 8

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

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Awesome Places

Cuba - Ep. 20

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. 16

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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History and Culture

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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Fun Science

Volcanoes 101 - Ep. 12

Volcanoes prove that beneath its calm surface, Earth remains a living planet.

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Weird & Random

Colorful Rainbow Corals Glow in the Red Sea - Ep. 12

Check out these cool corals that live in the Red Sea!

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Weird & Random

Glow in the Dark Millipedes - Ep. 11

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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