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NOVA: What Darwin Never Knew

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Discover the secrets of an emerging science affectionately dubbed "evo devo" as the answer-seekers at NOVA explore the secrets of evolution. Our planet is home to a staggering number of thriving species. Back in the 19th Century, Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection helped explain how many of Earth's most resilient creatures adapted and evolved over the centuries. Unfortunately, it also raised countless questions, confusing even our most brilliant scientists. Beginning on the Galapagos Islands and ...
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Overview

Discover the secrets of an emerging science affectionately dubbed "evo devo" as the answer-seekers at NOVA explore the secrets of evolution. Our planet is home to a staggering number of thriving species. Back in the 19th Century, Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection helped explain how many of Earth's most resilient creatures adapted and evolved over the centuries. Unfortunately, it also raised countless questions, confusing even our most brilliant scientists. Beginning on the Galapagos Islands and venturing into the frozen heart of the Arctic, the NOVA crew watches as scientists use genetics to find out just how many of Darwin's radical theories still hold water today.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2010
  • UPC: 841887011013
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,714

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Serena Davies Director
Rushmoore De Nooyer Director
Sarah Holt Director, Producer
John Rubin Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Matthew Barrett Executive Producer, Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: What Darwin Never Knew
1. Introduction [2:16]
2. Unanswered Questions [7:35]
3. The Galapagos [7:10]
4. Descent With Modification [7:22]
5. Natural Selection [7:53]
6. The Magic of DNA [8:10]
7. 23,000 Genes [6:42]
8. Fruit Flies [8:58]
9. Gene Switches [9:45]
10. A Transitional Form [8:15]
11. From Fins to Limbs [9:02]
12. The Hand [7:59]
13. Our Brains [13:17]
14. What Makes Us Human? [9:30]
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