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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.

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.

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

Vaccines - Calling The Shots

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

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

Sat, Oct 3 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

Thu, Sep 3 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Thu, Sep 3 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

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

Sat, Sep 5 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mon, Oct 5 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 6 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 6 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sinkholes - Buried Alive

Sinkholes, a worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone bedrock is found, are investigated.

Wed, Oct 21 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Oct 22 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Oct 23 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

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, Oct 7 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Oct 8 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Dawn of Humanity

The astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors in a South African cave is highlighted.

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

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

Sat, Sep 19 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Oct 19 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 20 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 20 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Oct 24 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Secrets of Noah's Ark

A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story.

Wed, Oct 7 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Oct 8 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Oct 9 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Sat, Oct 10 at 9:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Arctic Ghost Ship

The Franklin Expedition is explored 160 years after vanishing while charting the Northwest Passage.

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

Mon, Oct 26 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 27 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Oct 27 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Oct 31 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Cyberwar Threat

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

Wed, Oct 14 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Oct 15 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Oct 17 at 4:00 am on WTTW HD

Secret Tunnel Warfare

Archaeologists reveal the scale and the risks of Allied tunneling operations during World War I.

Sat, Oct 24 at 9:00 am on WTTW Prime

Animal Mummies

Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Oct 29 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Oct 30 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

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