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  • NGC Presents - Secrets of the Sphinx
    9/29/09
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    Can renewed investigations allow archaeologists to finally solve the riddle of the Sphinx: who made it and who does it represent?
  • Secrets of the Sphinx
    Secrets of the Sphinx
    Episode 0928
    9/28/09
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    Can renewed investigations allow archaeologists to finally solve the riddle of the Sphinx: who made it and who does it represent?
  • 9/28/09
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    Explore the realm of the world's tallest living trees -- from Big Sur, CA to just over the Oregon border.
  • Trooper Field Training
    Trooper Field Training
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    Troopers take on real-life situations and real-life injuries when they train for the field.
  • Great Dane Takes the Plunge
    9/25/09
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    Cesar takes Optimus for a swim, helping the dog overcome his long-held fear.
  • Alaskan Moosicide
    Alaskan Moosicide
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    Wasting big game animals is a crime in Alaska.
  • Pakistan
    Pakistan
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    British journalist Amardeep Bassey travels to Afghanistan on assignment, but ends up jailed in Pakistan on spying charges.
  • Hammerhead Sky
    Hammerhead Sky
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    Enric Sala talks about his amazing dive in Cocos where he saw hammerhead sharks and a "bait ball" with a school of red snappers and other fish.
  • We Met Your Turtle
    We Met Your Turtle
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    Sylvia Earle describes a turtle the team encountered on one of her dives near Cocos Island.
  • Capsizing in Bear Country
    9/25/09
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    When two men flip their boat in the frigid waters of southern Alaska, the State Troopers spring into action.
  • Baiting Bears
    Baiting Bears
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    Bear baiting is a popular form of hunting in Alaska - and Wildlife Troopers patrol bear country to make sure it's done legally.
  • Highway of Death
    Highway of Death
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    State Troopers investigate an accident between a motorcyclist and a truck on the Seward Highway - and the situation looks grim.
  • Dive at Dirty Rock
    Dive at Dirty Rock
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    A few members of the Ocean Now team go for a dive at Dirty Rock near Cocos Island.
  • Night Dive With White Tip Sharks
    9/25/09
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    Enric Sala dives with white tip sharks in the Cocos Island Marine Conservation Area.
  • Island of Waterfalls
    Island of Waterfalls
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    A few members of the Ocean Now team spent the afternoon shooting locations on Cocos for a documentary that will be made about the expedition.
  • 15 Million Dollar Gamble
    9/25/09
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    Old college buddies do some dangerous piloting, the port's director navigates political waters, and an erratic boat is stopped at sea.
  • Cocos Revealed
    Cocos Revealed
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    Leandro Blanco and Manu San Felix present a revealing look at the amazing sea life at Cocos Island, including an appearance by the extraordinary frogfish.
  • Death Down Under
    Death Down Under
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    A tourist vanishes while sunbathing on Fraser Island, Australia. A month later, dingoes attack two boys. Is there a connection?
  • Jaws Like Guillotines
    Jaws Like Guillotines
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    Hyaenodon's razor sharp teeth and ferocious bite made it the fiercest of predators.
  • The Dog House
    The Dog House
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    When the economy makes it difficult for a family to care for their dogs, Rescue Ink steps in so their pets don't become homeless.
  • 42 Days Alone in the Yukon
    9/25/09
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    Halfway through his Yukon adventure, Ed could use a little less solitude and a little more food.
  • Arctic Man Incident
    Arctic Man Incident
    Episode 0925
    9/25/09
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    When troopers patrol the Arctic Man festival, things get a little bit wild.
  • Harrowing Trek in the Yukon
    9/25/09
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    Trekking and bushwhacking through the Yukon wilderness, Ed begins to question why he ever took on this challenge.
  • Tiny Turtles Getting Big Help
    9/24/09
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    Endangered sea turtles are making a comeback thanks to the T.E.D. -- the Turtle Excluder Device.
  • Dying Languages
    Dying Languages
    Episode 0924
    9/24/09
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    The Enduring Voices Project travels to some of the most remote parts of the world to study Earth's many endangered languages. See them in action in this video of expeditions to Northern Australia and Northeastern India.
  • View from the Treetops
    View from the Treetops
    Episode 0924
    9/24/09
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    Steve Sillet climbs a massive redwood, 350 feet in the sky, in order to study the unique environment of the forest canopy.
  • Spiky Dinos
    Spiky Dinos
    Episode 0924
    9/24/09
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    Some scientists believe the stegosaurs' intimidating spikes were used more for attracting mates than they were for body armor.
  • Caring for Coral
    Caring for Coral
    Episode 0924
    9/24/09
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    Coral reefs are the foundation of many marine ecosystems--and they are in danger.
  • It's a Cruel, Cruel World
    9/24/09
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    Rescue Ink helps out a war veteran down on his luck, chases down some chickens, and finds Ebony the church dog a permanent home.
  • Empowering Puffins
    Empowering Puffins
    Episode 0923
    9/23/09
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    In Iceland's remote Westman Islands, warming weather is threatening a beloved mascot: the Atlantic puffin.
  • Spiritual Lessons from a Dog
    9/23/09
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    Sabrina learns to take it down a notch by taking pointers from her pup.
  • Redwoods: The Tallest Trees
    9/23/09
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    Photographer Nick Nichols spent a year planning the nearly impossible: a top-to-bottom photograph of a 300-foot-tall redwood tree, now the centerpiece of the October issue of National Geographic Magazine.
  • The Orangutan and the Hound
    9/22/09
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    When Surya the orangutan meets a hound dog by the river, the two carry on like long lost friends.
  • Frogs vs. Fungus
    Frogs vs. Fungus
    Episode 0922
    9/22/09
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    Panama's golden frog is a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Now researchers are fighting to save the rare amphibian from a naturally occuring - and deadly - fungus.
  • Explorer: Chimps on the Edge
    9/21/09
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    Explorer: Chimps on the Edge
  • The Great White Shark Song
    9/21/09
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    Filmmaker, Globetrotter, Songwriter, Andry Brandy Casagrande IV, promises: if he were a great white, he wouldn't bite you.
  • Saving the Redwoods
    Saving the Redwoods
    Episode 0920
    9/20/09
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    Environmental activists clash with authorities over the clear cutting of California's redwood trees.
  • The Salmon Dilemma
    The Salmon Dilemma
    Episode 0917
    9/17/09
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    Week 7: Still no salmon in the river, and Ed's running out of rations. Is it time to move on?
  • High Speed Body Armor
    High Speed Body Armor
    Episode 0917
    9/17/09
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    The leather race suit can reduce the impact of a motorcycle crash. They're a sophisticated blend of craftsmanship and engineering.
  • The Bear Scare
    The Bear Scare
    Episode 0917
    9/17/09
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    Ed gets his first real dose of bear fright when he spots one moving about in the woods.
  • No Luck Snaring Rabbits
    9/17/09
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    Week 7: For two weeks Ed's been trying to catch some rabbits to eat - but the little creatures keep eluding him.
  • Wild for Wildebeest
    Wild for Wildebeest
    Episode 0917
    9/17/09
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    Wildebeest in the millions make their annual migration through East Africa.
  • Only the Strong Survive
    9/17/09
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    Tundra swans make a 4,000 mile migration every year. Only the strong will make the long journey.
  • Masters of Migration
    Masters of Migration
    Episode 0916
    9/16/09
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    The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory is the place to see Sandhill cranes. Some of these great birds have migrated from as far away as Alaska and Siberia.
  • Philippines
    Philippines
    Episode 0916
    9/16/09
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    Gracia and Martin's romantic holiday in the Philippines ends tragically when they're captured by an Islamic extremist group.
  • Raccoon Attack
    Raccoon Attack
    Episode 0916
    9/16/09
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    When raccoons, bears, alligators, and snakes invade, it's time to call the animal extractors.
  • The Karate Chimp
    The Karate Chimp
    Episode 0916
    9/16/09
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    Carmen has cared for his chimps since they were young. As adults, they're too powerful to be let out of their cage.
  • Killer Whales vs. Gray Whales
    9/15/09
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    A mother gray whale and her calf are on their migration path through Monterey Bay. But first they must get past a pack of killer whales.
  • Geese Fly Together
    Geese Fly Together
    Episode 0915
    9/15/09
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    Canada geese take to the skies along their annual migration paths.
  • Builders of the Pyramids
    9/15/09
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    The tombs of the pyramid workmen reveal they were paid workers, not slaves.
  • Resurrecting the Pharaoh
    9/14/09
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    Pyramid texts acted as roadmaps to resurrection for the Egyptian pharaohs.
  • A Life Less Ordinary
    A Life Less Ordinary
    Episode 0914
    9/14/09
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    Week 2: Ed's getting used to coping without the luxuries of modern life. But is he really tough enough for three months in the wild?
  • NGC Presents: The Girl Who Cries Blood
    9/12/09
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    NGC Presents: The Girl Who Cries Blood
  • Cockroach Infestation
    Cockroach Infestation
    Episode 0911
    9/11/09
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    With 4000 species the world over, and the ability to run the human equivalent of over 90 MPH, there's no avoiding roaches!
  • Acrophobia
    Acrophobia
    Episode 0910
    9/10/09
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    Wendy undergoes cognitive therapy to confront her fear of heights. Then she faces her ultimate nightmare.
  • Claustrophobia
    Claustrophobia
    Episode 0910
    9/10/09
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    In special environments used for treating claustrophobia, Brianna is exposed to extremely tight spaces to help her beat her fear.
  • Bangladesh
    Bangladesh
    Episode 0910
    9/10/09
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    Eighteen-year-old lingerie model, Lia McCord, makes the mistake of a lifetime in Texas - and ends up imprisoned in Bangladesh.
  • Cute and Cuddly Kinkajous
    9/10/09
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    One of the rainforest canopy's more surprising inhabitants is the furry, fearless, cute and cuddly kinkajou.
  • Tough Guys Help Animals
    9/10/09
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    Eight tattooed tough guys save New York's animals from bad situations. They're not afraid of using their brawn to bust abusers.
  • Psychological Survival Mode
    9/9/09
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    Week 5: When Ed thinks about the future, he gets a little afraid. So to survive mentally, he's trying to stay in the present.
  • Transgender Children
    Transgender Children
    Episode 0909
    9/9/09
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    Josie identifies her gender with her mind, not her anatomy. For her parents, doing what's right for her hasn't always been clear.
  • Transforming a Bulldog
    Transforming a Bulldog
    Episode 0909
    9/9/09
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    Rock stars Matt and Ace want to nip their bulldog's aggressive behavior in the bud - and Cesar has a few ideas for them.
  • "Vampires" and Boobies
    "Vampires" and Boobies
    Episode 0909
    9/9/09
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    In the Galapgos, when there's no food to be found, finches will adapt with a blood thirsty appetite.
  • "Vampires" and Blue-Footed Boobies
    9/9/09
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    In the Galapgos, when there's no food to be found, finches will adapt with a blood thirsty appetite.
  • Breaking Point
    Breaking Point
    Episode 0909
    9/9/09
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    Week 6: Ed feels weak and drained in the cold without food. Has this 'soul destroying' experiment gotten the best of him?
  • A Baffling Blood Disease
    9/8/09
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    When Twinkle's bleeding stumps the Indian medical community, her family wonders who will help her. The Girl Who Cries Blood
  • Lobster Babies
    Lobster Babies
    Episode 0908
    9/8/09
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    Twins? Triplets? A spiny lobster mom sends out some 700,000 larvae! Alas, only three percent will survive.
  • Her Majesty, The Termite Queen
    9/8/09
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    Journey to the center of the...termite nest? Hard to believe this termite queen will produce almost 165 million eggs in her lifetime!
  • Stigmata
    Stigmata
    Episode 0908
    9/8/09
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    Could the wounds Jesus received during his crucifixion appear unintentionally in a select few?
  • The Girl with Eight Limbs
    9/8/09
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    Lakshmi Tatma was born with four arms and four legs, but also carries a rare parasitic conjoined twin that could kill her.
  • Mending Fragile Bones
    Mending Fragile Bones
    Episode 0908
    9/8/09
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    A surgeon may be able to repair Jyoti's tiny, broken legs, but her family worries that an operation may cause her too much trauma. The World's Smallest Girl
  • The Girl with Eight Limbs
    9/7/09
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    Lakshmi Tatma was born with four arms and four legs, but also carries a rare parasitic conjoined twin that could kill her.
  • Stigmata
    Stigmata
    Episode 0907
    9/7/09
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    Could the wounds Jesus received during his crucifixion appear unintentionally in a select few?
  • Instinctual Communication
    9/3/09
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    Cesar shows Rebecca how to transform Mafia's insecurity into curiosity. And after 3 years, she finally makes a new friend.
  • The Amreeka Interviews - Part 4
    9/3/09
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    Alia Shawkat on her role as Salma in Amreeka. Amreeka releases in NYC and LA on September 4, 2009.
  • Instinctual Communication
    9/3/09
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    Cesar shows Rebecca how to transform Mafia's insecurity into curiosity. And after 3 years, she finally makes a new friend. Dog Whisperer: Mad Dogs
  • The Amreeka Interviews - Part 3
    9/3/09
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    Hiam Abbass on her role as Raghda in Amreeka. Amreeka releases in NYC and LA on September 4, 2009.
  • Baboon Battle
    Baboon Battle
    Episode 0902
    9/2/09
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    Boro's rank as alpha male is threatened when Jugu arrives. He's younger, in his prime, and ready to rule the troop. Wild: Swamp of the Baboons
  • Lessons from the Wild
    Lessons from the Wild
    Episode 0902
    9/2/09
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    Ed's become more of a gatherer than a hunter, but not by choice. He'd gladly give up his leaves and berries for a fish! Alone in the Wild
  • The Amreeka Interviews - Part 1
    9/2/09
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    Cherien Dabis on Directing Amreeka.
  • The Amreeka Interviews - Part 2
    9/2/09
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    Nisreen Faour on her role as Muna in Amreeka.
  • Settling in at Tin Cup
    Settling in at Tin Cup
    Episode 0902
    9/2/09
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    Ed's enjoying the quiet after a grueling trek to Tin Cup. But he's met up with his camera gear, so it's on with the show.
  • Beaver Lumberjacks
    Beaver Lumberjacks
    Episode 0902
    9/2/09
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    Beavers work around the clock to get their lodge built before winter sets in.
  • Sewer Diving
    Sewer Diving
    Episode 0901
    9/1/09
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    Meet the man who swims through human excrement, toxic waste, and rotting cadavers to keep Mexico's wastewater where it belongs.
  • Manhattan: What Henry Hudson Saw in 1609
    Envision New York City, but strip away the dazzling lights, skyscrapers, noisy traffic and countless passersby. What did the island of Manhattan look like before the city took shape?