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NOVA | Alien Planets Revealed

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Alien Planets Revealed Preview Are we alone—and if not, what might the inhabitants of far-flung worlds look like?

Watch Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8pm on WMHT TV.

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system. Are any of them like Earth? And what sort of life could flourish on them? With vivid animation and input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, NOVA takes you on a mind-bending exploration of these strange worlds and the possible creatures we might one day encounter there. 

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

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Boxer Crab Fights off Pufferfish

Episode 2, “Survival” premieres Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) The boxer crab has an extraordinary method for self defense: it wards off...

Cannibal Wall Lizards in Greece

Episode 1, “Hunger Wars” premieres Wednesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) On the Greek island of Parthenos, a dense population of wall lizards...

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Five Reasons to Eat Insects

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