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Life

An examination of wildlife in its natural habitat.

Premiered: October 12, 2009

Rating: TV-PG

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Plants Season 1, Episode 9 Apr 18, 2010 $2.99

Plants' solutions to life's challenges are as innovative and manipulative as any animal's. Stunning time-lapse photography reveals a parallel world where plants act like fly-paper, or spring-loaded traps, to catch insects. The dragon's blood tree acts as an upturned umbrella to capture mist and shade its roots. The heliconia plant enslaves a humming bird and turns it into an addict for its nectar.

Creatures of the Deep Season 1, Episode 8 Apr 4, 2010 $2.99

Marine invertebrates are some of the most bizarre and beautiful animals on the planet, and thrive in the toughest parts of the oceans. Divers swim into a shoal of predatory Humboldt squid as they emerge from the ocean depths to hunt in packs and watch as cuttlefish gather to mate, their bodies flash in stroboscopic colors. A giant octopus commits suicide for her young.

Hunters and Hunted Season 1, Episode 7 Apr 11, 2010 $1.99

Mammals' ability to learn new tricks is the key to survival in the knife-edge world of hunters and hunted. In a TV first, a killer whale off the Falklands sneaks into a pool where elephant seal pups learn to swim and snatches them, saving itself the trouble of hunting in the open sea. Young ibex soon learn the only way to escape a fox is to run up an almost vertical cliff face.

Birds Season 1, Episode 5 Apr 4, 2010 $1.99

Birds owe their global success to feathers - something no other animal has. They allow birds to do extraordinary things. Aerial photography takes us into the sky with an Ethiopian Lammergeier dropping bones to smash them into edible-sized bits, while thousands of pink flamingoes promenade in one of nature's greatest spectacles.

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Life (Uk) Trailer
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A snapshot of life in Soweto
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Applebee’s to offer tablets at every table
Starting next year, Applebee s customers will be able to play games, and order appetizers and desserts, from electronic tablets. NBC s Brian Williams (more…)
Jackie Kennedy’s strength in a time of mourning
As the nation grieved the death of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jackie Kennedy found the self-control to design every detail of his funeral. (more…)