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Watch Wednesdays, June 29 - July 13, 2016 at 8pm
and Sundays at 10am July 3 - 17, 2016 on WMHT-TV
Also airing on WMHT WORLD

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 | Wednesday, June 29 at 8pm and Sunday, July 3 at 10am

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 | Wednesday, July 6 at 8pm and Sunday, July 10 at 10am

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 | Wednesday, July 13 at 8pm and Sunday, July 17 at 10am

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

Giraffe Road Trip

Wildlife veterinarians in Uganda load up a specially built vehicle with a herd of Rothschilds giraffes. Their destination is the other side of the Nile River, where...

Hummingbirds Battle in the Air

Hummingbirds sometimes use their unmatched flying skills for something other than feeding on flowersfor fighting over them. Flowers in full bloom are a call to arms...

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

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