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Season 47
Episode 2
Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn’t always that way,...
Season 47
Episode 1
Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places–beech trees in Antarctica,...


Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.
What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?
What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones?
Acclaimed physicist Brian Greene reveals a mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of...
Explore scientific discoveries on television's most acclaimed science documentary series.