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Secrets of the Viking Sword

The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword.

Wed, Aug 5 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Aug 6 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Aug 7 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Mystery of Easter Island

New theories explore how and why the ancient islanders built and moved nearly 900 giant statues.

Wed, Aug 5 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Aug 6 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Aug 9 at 4:01 am on WTTW HD

Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius

Researchers use the science of animal cognition to learn how birds understand the world around them.

Mon, Jul 20 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 21 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 21 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 25 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Why Sharks Attack

Leading shark experts research the science behind the great white's hunting instincts.

Wed, Jul 8 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 9 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Jul 9 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Fri, Jul 10 at 12:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, Jul 12 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jul 27 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 28 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 28 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 1 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Escape from Nazi Alcatraz

Aerospace engineers and carpenters test a plan to escape a Nazi war camp using a two-man glider.

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

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

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

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

D-Day's Sunken Secrets

Dive teams and underwater robots discover Allied crafts that sank during the invasion of Normandy.

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

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

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

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

Vaccines - Calling The Shots

Across the world, children are dying from preventable conditions because parents are avoiding shots.

Wed, Aug 26 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Aug 27 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Aug 28 at 4:00 am on WTTW HD

Why Planes Vanish

The inside story of the search for Flight MH370 features key players from all corners of the globe.

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

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

Sat, Jul 25 at 1:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 26 at 1:31 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Aug 10 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 11 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 11 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 15 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sunken Ship Rescue

The operation to raise and salvage the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy is chronicled.

Wed, Jul 22 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 23 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 26 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Aug 17 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 18 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 18 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 22 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chasing Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft will fly by and take the very first detailed images of Pluto.

Wed, Jul 15 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

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

Sat, Jul 18 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Aug 3 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 4 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 4 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 8 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

A look at how plant operators at Fukushima Daini averted disaster after the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

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

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

Sun, Aug 2 at 1:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Aug 24 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 25 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 25 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Aug 29 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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