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Supernature | Wild Flyers

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Watch Wednesdays, December 20 - 27, 2017 at 10pm on WMHT-TV

Explore the wonder and science of one of nature’s greatest innovations — the power of flight. Cutting-edge camera technology and computer-generated graphics help explain airborne animals’ remarkable powers and how they work.

Episodes

Defying Gravity

Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force — gravity.

Masters of the Sky

Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet’s strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability, and endurance.

Crowded Skies

The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight but also out-flying the competition.

Phylogenetic trees can tell us where medical problems come from, and how to fight them.

PBS Nature News

Full Episode

At the very northern edge of North America is Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the tundra, dipping temperatures to 40 below zero...

Wolf Pack Teams Up to Fight Off Intruder

Appearing out of nowhere, a rogue female wolf tries to kill and eat the pups of a rival pack. Outnumbered and surrounded, the stranger’s assault is pure madness. Will...

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.