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NOVA | Bigger Than T-Rex

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Preview Meet Spinosaurus—the lost killer of the Cretaceous and the world’s larger predator ever.

Watch Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 11am on WMHT-TV​

Almost a century ago, paleontologists found fossil bones from a dinosaur that was bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Spinosaurus fossils were destroyed in a WWII bombing raid. Now, the discovery of new bones in Morocco is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore, a 53-foot-long behemoth with a huge dorsal sail, scimitar-like claws and superjaws. Bringing together experts in paleontology, geology, climatology and paleobotany, this special brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65 million years ago.

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Orphaned Baby Elephant Struggles to Survive

A baby elephant named Naledi has lost her mother to illness. She is able to get a little bit of milk from Cathy, another female in the herd, but without enough to eat...

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Premieres nationwide Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Kiti, a gentle elephant in Botswana, was in her 661st day of pregnancy...

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Five Reasons to Eat Insects

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