Survival

NOVA
Life’s Rocky Start

 

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. NOVA goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

 

 

NATURE
Natural Born Rebels: Survival

 

From a promiscuous prairie dog to a kleptomaniac crab and an alpha chimpanzee who reigns with an iron fist, this three-part miniseries explores the most rebellious animals in the natural world. But are these creatures really breaking bad? Across the world, new studies are uncovering an astonishing variety of insubordinate animal behaviors, and despite how it appears on the surface, researchers are discovering the complex and fascinating science behind why these animals behave the way they do. In fact, being a rebel could be the key to success in the wild.

 

Survival
Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive. Cockatoos turn to vandalism, boxer crabs hold anemones hostage, sloths become filthy, puff adders have an ‘invisibility cloak’ to hide themselves, and chimps use violence to stay in power.

 

 

NOVA WONDERS
What’s Living in You?

 

Whether they make you fat, fart, or freak out, microbes play a central role in your life. Right beneath your nose—on your face, in your gut, and everywhere in between—trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi are so abundant in your body, they outnumber your human cells. But these aren’t just nasty hitch-hikers. Many are crucial to your survival. Evidence suggests that a diverse microbiome can keep you healthy and, conversely, a damaged one could kill you. NOVA Wonders peers into this microscopic world to discover the fascinating, bizarre, and downright surprising secrets of the human microbiome, including the world’s largest stool bank, which transforms raw stool into life-saving poop pills.

 

 

NATURE
Snowbound: Animals of Winter

 

Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and polar bear to the bison of Yellowstone. Snow looks magical, but it’s a harsh reality for these animals.

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
The Survival Plan We Hope We’ll Never Need

 

The false alarm alert from Hawai‘i’s Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) on January 13 may have been a wake-up call for everyone. According to a report released this week, Hawai‘i has a long way to go to adequately prepare for a nuclear disaster – or any kind of disaster.

 

On this INSIGHTS, we’ll hear from four organizations with critical roles should Hawai‘i ever be the target of a nuclear attack. Joining us will be representatives from the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, and the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation.

 

ALL-HAZARDS PREPAREDNESS IMPROVEMENT ACTION PLAN AND REPORT
https://dod.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Preparedness-Report-18FEB2018.pdf

Brigadier General Kenneth S. Hara
Deputy Adjutant General
State of Hawai’i, Department of Defense (HI-DoD) 18 February 2018

 


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GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt

 

Trekker Holly Morris travels down the iconic Nile River from Aswan to Cairo visiting some of the greatest sites of antiquity from the age of pharaohs, including the temples of Ramses the 2nd in Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and the Great Pyramids.

 

 

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