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Deadliest Earthquakes

Follow a team of US geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.

Thu, Jun 16 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Petra - Lost City of Stone

Experts carve a temple-tomb to find out how the ancient people of Petra built their city of stone.

Wed, May 4 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, May 5 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, May 5 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Fri, May 6 at 12:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, May 8 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

The Great Math Mystery

An exploration of math's power across the centuries sheds light on how math works in our brains.

Mon, May 2 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 3 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 3 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Invisible Universe Revealed

One of the most ambitious experiments in all of astronomy, the Hubble Space Telescope, is explored.

Wed, Jun 1 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jun 2 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Nazi Attack On America

Undersea explorer Bob Ballard examines the wreck of a German submarine a few miles from New Orleans.

Wed, Jun 22 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jun 23 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Jun 24 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Cyberwar Threat

The chilling new reality of cyberwar, in which cyber weapons can do physical damage, is examined.

Thu, Jun 9 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Making North America: Origins

Discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to the continent of North America.

Wed, Jun 29 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jun 30 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

Join scientists as they untangle the cause of Alzheimer's and go behind the scenes of drug trials.

Mon, May 16 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 17 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 17 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 21 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Wild Ways

Newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some endangered species.

Mon, May 23 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 24 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 24 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, May 28 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Humans: Miracle Species

Mon, May 30 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 31 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, May 31 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 4 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Operation Lighthouse Rescue

Engineers race to rescue the Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard from the ocean's erosion.

Wed, May 4 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, May 5 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, May 5 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Thu, May 5 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Sun, May 8 at 2:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jun 6 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 7 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 7 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 11 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Bombing Hitler's Supergun

Engineers and World War II historians investigate Hitler's fearsome bank of 'superguns.'

Wed, May 11 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, May 12 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, May 12 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Fri, May 13 at 12:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, May 15 at 1:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jun 13 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 14 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 14 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 18 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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