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Think Wednesdays Premiere on CET & ThinkTV

ThinkTV16 and CET are launching Think Wednesday – a new primetime line-up featuring television’s best nature, science and technology programming. Nature and NOVA will continue to air at 8pm and 9pm respectively and we’ll be premiering new specials at 10pm each week.

 

The first week Think Wednesday premieres on April 9th with Nature: My Bionic Pet, NOVA: Inside Animal Minds – Bird Genius and Your Inner Fish

 

8pm – Nature: My Bionic Pet

Left without fins, flippers, beaks or tails from disease, accidents or human cruelty, some animals face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to survive. Prosthetic parts made possible by the latest engineering and technology can provide what disabled animals need, and scientists are finding that innovations created in the process can benefit humans as well. 

 

9pm – NOVA: Inside Animal Minds – Bird Genius

When it comes to intelligence, we humans are clearly the most gifted animals around. But what make us so special? Our ability to make and use tools? To solve complex problems? Or plan for the future? Today, researchers are discovering other creatures that have mastered these skills. NOVA tests the limits of some of the planet’s brainiest birds, searching for the secrets of a problem-solving mind.

 

10pm – Your Inner Fish

Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build the quintessentially human feature, our hands.

 

See the rest of the upcoming line-up for Think Wednesday here: http://www.cetconnect.org/programming/think-wednesday.

 

CET Viewers: Due to the CET Action Auction, these programs will air on CET Create on April 9. Think Wednesday will return to CET’s main channel on April 16th

 

Here's a preview for Think Wednesday:

 

Posted on: 04/03/2014 • Programs

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