Season 36, Episode 17 What Darwin Never Knew

First Aired: December 29, 2009

A look at the science of evolutionary development, which seeks to answer the questions raised by Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by studying embryo development and gene mutations. The doc travels from Darwin's old research grounds, the Galapagos Islands, to the Arctic, and examines the Cambrian explosion, the era some half-a-billion years ago when major groups of animals first appeared.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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