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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

Thu, Aug 6 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

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

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

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

Thu, Aug 6 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Fri, Aug 7 at 12:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, Aug 9 at 4:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Sep 7 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 8 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 8 at 6:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 8 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 8 at 12:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses

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

Mon, Sep 21 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 22 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 22 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Sep 26 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Why Sharks Attack

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

Sat, Aug 1 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

Mon, Sep 28 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 29 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 29 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Why Planes Vanish

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

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

Ben Franklin's Balloons

An accurate replica of the first hot-air balloon is created using 18th-century tools and materials.

Mon, Sep 14 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 15 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Sep 15 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Sep 19 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Bigger Than T.rex

A team of paleontologists reconstruct the terrifying dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus, piece by piece.

Wed, Sep 2 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Sep 3 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Sep 4 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

Sat, Sep 5 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.

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.

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.

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

Thu, Jul 30 at 8:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Fri, Jul 31 at 1:00 am on WTTW Create/World

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

Creatures of Light

Wed, Sep 16 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Sep 17 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Sep 20 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Arctic Ghost Ship

Wed, Sep 23 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Sep 24 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Sep 27 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

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