On this week’s Science Night, Nature takes you inside the lives of disabled animals and shows you what it takes to help them thrive. Then, after NOVA takes you into the stars to explore the history of the Hubble Space Telescope, How We Got to Now leaves you out in the cold. But in a good way.
Nature My Bionic Pet at 7 pm
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The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks or tails because of disease, accidents or even human cruelty, these unfortunate creatures need what amounts to a miracle if they are to survive.
How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson Cold at 9:30 pm
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Only in the last 200 years have humans learned how to make things cold. Johnson explains how ice entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made ice delivery the second biggest export business in the U.S. and visits the place where Clarence Birdseye, the father of the frozen food industry, experienced his eureka moment. He also travels to Dubai to see how mastery of cold has led to penguins in the desert. From IVF to food, politics and Hollywood to human migration, the unsung heroes of cold have led the way.