One of the most amazing things about being a mammal is our sensitive hearing. Where does it come from? — These three little bones in our middle ear.
Our reptile ancestors only had one bone, but our two extra bones enable us to amplify sound.
Learn more and tune in tomorrow night (4/16) on PBS at 10/9c when Your Inner Fish continues.
Tonight, from Ken Burns — see the premiere of The Address at 9/8c.
This film uncovers how Lincoln’s historic words motivate students a century-and-a-half later.
Dr. David Livingstone improvised a treatment for malaria while seeking the source of the Nile; his “Livingstone Rousers” were marketed and sold for over 40 years.
Watch this preview of The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone, airing Wednesday, March 26 on Secrets of The Dead.
In this clip from The Story of the Jews, Simon Schama explores the origins of the Hebrew Bible, beginning with the emergence of the monotheistic Jewish God. (Premieres March 25th on PBS)
Learn about the new ways indigenous communities around the world are connecting with one another.
Curious about the chemistry of beer? Check out KQED’s new video to learn the science behind it!
American Promise premieres tonight (2/3) on POV.
Don’t miss a documentary 13 years in the making, providing a rare look into the lives of two middle class black families navigating the ups and downs of parenting and education opportunities.