Skip to main content

Become a KCTS 9 Passport member for just $5 a month to access thousands of hours of PBS programs and specials

Your donation supports an essential community service, is tax-deductible, and helps make the programs you depend on possible

NOVA

Fighting HPV in Bhutan

TV-PG

NOVA

Fighting HPV in Bhutan

6m 19s

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cervical cancer. Bhutan is the first developing country to welcome the widespread vaccination of girls against HPV, and cervical cancer rates have dropped. Some countries have resisted the vaccine, but in Bhutan even the royal princess is onboard.

TV-PG
Play
0m 30s

Secrets of the Viking Sword Preview

The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon.

Play
0m 30s

Why Ships Sink Preview

Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe "floating cities" that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: The average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last ten years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable.

Play
0m 30s

Deadliest Tornadoes Preview

In 2011, the worst tornado season in decades left a trail of destruction across the U.S., killing more than 550 people. Why was there such an extreme outbreak? How do such outbreaks form? With modern warning systems, why did so many die? Is our weather getting more extreme - and if so how bad will it get?

Play
0m 30s

Separating Twins Preview

This is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance of survival, until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. After two years battling for life, the twins are ready for a series of delicate operations that will prepare them for the ultimate challenge.

Play
0m 30s

Secrets of the Sun Preview

It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. You know it as the sun. Scientists know it as one of the most amazing physics laboratories in the universe.

Supported by

KCTS 9 Passport has arrived in Canada

More than 1,000 hours of shows are now available. Check out our Canada A - Z page for more info.