NOVA


NOVA
NOVA is a popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston. Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS.It has also won a variety of major television awards, most of them many times over. NOVA often includes interviews with scientists directly involved in the subject, and occasionally footage from the actual moment of a particular discovery. Some episodes have focused on historical aspects of science. Examples of topics include Colditz Castle, Drake equation, elementary particles, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Fermat's last theorem, global warming, moissanite, Project Jennifer, storm chasing, Unterseeboot 869, Vinland and the Tarim mummies.

Genre: Documentary, News

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  • Watch NOVA Season 38

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    • Episode 17

      Secrets Beneath the Ice

      aired: Tue, Dec 28, 2010

      Can Antarctica’s climate past offer clues to what may happen to our warming planet? To gather crucial evidence, NOVA follows an ambitious Antarctic investigation — a state-of-the-art drilling probe known as ANDRILL. Drilling deep beneath the Antarctic ice, down through the sea and three-fourths of a mile into the seafloor, ANDRILL recovers rock cores that reveal intimate details of climate and fauna from a time in the distant past when the Earth was just a few degrees warmer than it is today. As researchers grapple with the harshest conditions on the planet, they discover astonishing new clues — not only about Antarctica’s past, but also Earth’s future.

    • Episode 16

      Quest for Solomon's Mines

      aired: Tue, Nov 23, 2010

      Inspired by the biblical account of the splendor of his temples and palaces countless treasure-seekers have set off in search of King Solomon’s mines. Now join NOVA and National Geographic as they embark on two groundbreaking expeditions to expose new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan and seek to reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty Biblical kingdoms.

    • Episode 15

      Secrets of Stonehenge

      aired: Tue, Nov 16, 2010

      Every year, a million visitors are drawn to the Salisbury Plain, in southern England, to gaze upon a mysterious circle of stones. Who built Stonehenge? What was its purpose? A new generation of researchers is tackling these questions, finding important clues in the landscape surrounding Stonehenge –one of the densest concentrations of prehistoric structures in the world. The story of Stonehenge is being rewritten.

    • Episode 13

      Trapped in an Elevator

      aired: Tue, Feb 9, 2010

      Elevators have transformed our cities and our lives, but how safe are they?

    • Episode 12

      Ghosts of Machu Picchu

      aired: Tue, Feb 2, 2010

      Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven’t been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site.

    • Episode 11

      Riddles of the Sphinx

      aired: Tue, Jan 19, 2010

      For 45 centuries, the Great Sphinx has cast its enigmatic gaze over Egypt’s Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering. How was it built, and who or what does it represent? NOVA’s expert team of archaeologists carries out experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor that was invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.

    • Episode 10

      Mount St. Helens: Back from the Dead

      aired: Tue, May 4, 2010

      When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried beneath 300 feet of avalanche debris, covered with steaming mud, and finally, topped with a superheated layer of frothy rock from deep within the earth. It seemed as though Mount St. Helens might remain a wasteland forever. When biologist Charlie Crisafulli first flew over the disaster zone, finding no sign of life, little did he realize that his own life would be forever changed. Crisafulli has remained at the site for 27 years, documenting the dramatic return of plant and animal life to the barren landscape and pioneering a new understanding of the interaction between geologic forces and the life surrounding the mountain. NOVA brings viewers on an inspiring journey of a landscape brought back from the dead.

    • Episode 8

      What Darwin Never Knew

      aired: Mon, Dec 28, 2009

      Earth teems with a staggering variety of animals. The source of life’s endless forms was a profound mystery until Charles Darwin’s revolutionary idea of natural selection. NOVA reveals answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn’t explain. Stunning breakthroughs in a brand new science nicknamed ‘evo devo’ are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature’s great mysteries, the development of an embryo.

    • Episode 7

      Mind Over Money

      aired: Tue, Apr 27, 2010

      In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, "Mind Over Money" explores why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions.

    • Episode 5

      Extreme Cave Diving

      aired: Wed, Feb 10, 2010

      Extreme Cave Diving follows the charismatic Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes-underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today. They are Earth's least explored and perhaps most dangerous frontiers. With an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists and anthropologists, Broad investigates the hidden history of Earth's climate as revealed by finds in this spectacularly beautiful "alternate universe."

    • Episode 2

      Building Pharaoh's Ship

      aired: Tue, Jan 12, 2010

      A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt’s most impressive temples, mere myth—or was it a reality? NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown in the mysterious carving, and then finally launch it in to the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.

    • Episode 1

      Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor

      aired: Tue, Jan 5, 2010

      NOVA looks into new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II, the sinking of the USS Arizona. It has been thought that the Arizona was sunk by a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft, but the discovery of five Japanese midget subs just outside Pearl Harbor raises new questions about the Arizona’s final hours. Could these tiny but lethal subs have played a crucial and previously unsuspected part in the day’s tragic events?

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    • Episode 16

      Lizard Kings

      aired: Tue, Oct 20, 2009

      Though they may look like dragons and inspire stories, they are actually monitor lizards, the largest lizard to walk the planet. With acute intelligence, they are a very different kind of reptile, blurring the line between reptiles and mammals. NOVA follows expert lizard hunter, Dr. Eric Pianka, as he tracks the elusive creatures through Australia’s heartland, for an unparalleled close encounter with these versatile ‘living dragons.’

    • Episode 14

      Last Extinction: Megabeasts' Sudden Death

      aired: Sat, Mar 28, 2009

      A provocative new theory about what killed off America's mammoths at the end of the last Ice Age.

    • Episode 12

      Rat Attack

      aired: Mon, Feb 23, 2009

      Why do huge swarms of rats overrun a bamboo forest in India once every half-century?

    • Episode 10

      The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

      aired: Tue, Jan 27, 2009

      Follow the 2,000-mile migration of monarchs to a sanctuary in the highlands of Mexico.

    • Episode 6

      The Bible's Buried Secrets

      aired: Tue, Nov 18, 2008

      Scholars and researchers discuss the Old Testament and how the concept of one God emerged.

    • Episode 5

      Alien from Earth

      aired: Tue, Nov 11, 2008

      Do the remains of a tiny hobbit-like creature on the island of Flores belong to a new human species?

    • Episode 4

      Extreme Ice

      aired: Tue, Mar 24, 2009

      An acclaimed photographer joins scientists to document the runaway melting of glaciers.

    • Episode 2

      The Spy Factory

      aired: Tue, Feb 3, 2009

      Examine the high-tech eavesdropping carried out by the National Security Agency and the pitfalls of surveillance in an age of terrorism.

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    • Episode 10

      Secrets of the Parthenon

      aired: Mon, Jan 28, 2008

      A team of architects and engineers investigate mysteries of the Parthenon. How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly with precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids?

    • Episode 5

      Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

      aired: Tue, Nov 13, 2007

      Science is "exhibit A" in a landmark trial on the teaching of evolution.

    • Episode 3

      Marathon Challenge

      aired: Mon, Oct 29, 2007

      NOVA follows 13 sedentary people through a nine-month regimen designed to prepare them for the grueling Boston Marathon.

    • Episode 1

      Astrospies

      aired: Tue, Feb 12, 2008

      An elite corps of U.S. astronauts is trained to gather intelligence on the Soviets.

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    • Episode 5

      Monster of the Milky Way

      aired: Tue, Oct 31, 2006

      Does a supermassive black hole lurk at the center of our galaxy?

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    • Episode 9

      Secrets of the Parthenon

      aired: Tue, Jan 29, 2008

      How did the ancient Athenians build this near-flawless icon of Greece's golden age? Secrets of the Parthenon received a 2009 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming.

    • Episode 8

      Marathon Challenge

      aired: Tue, Oct 30, 2007

      Explore what it takes for novice runners to make it through a classic test of endurance.

    • Episode 7

      Newton's Dark Secrets

      aired: Fri, Jan 23, 2009

      Centuries old manuscripts reveal the hidden pursuits of a scientific genius.

    • Episode 5

      Lord of the Ants

      aired: Tue, May 20, 2008

      E.O. Wilson's fascination with little creatures has led him to some very big ideas.

    • Episode 4

      A Walk to Beautiful

      aired: Tue, May 13, 2008

      2009 Emmy Winner: A powerful story of healing & hope for women in Ethiopia devastated by childbirth injuries. A Walk to Beautiful won the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Program - Long Format.

    • Episode 3

      Car of the Future

      aired: Tue, Apr 22, 2008

      The "Car Talk" guys look for a new breed of clean, fuel-efficient vehicles.

    • Episode 2

      Cracking the Maya Code

      aired: Tue, Apr 8, 2008

      The story behind the centuries-long decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphs.

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    • Episode 9

      Welcome to Mars

      aired: Mon, Jan 3, 2005

      Take an astounding look at the red planet in this interplanetary adventure that picks up where MARS Dead or Alive left off. Mission Control and its two robotic explorers face a daunting task–find proof that liquid water once existed on Mars.

    • Episode 8

      The Great Robot Race

      aired: Mon, Mar 27, 2006

      Twenty-three bizarre looking vehicles line up at the gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: there's nobody behind the wheel. With names like Terramax, Ghostrider, and Stanley, these vehicles are armed with cutting-edge technology.

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    • Episode 18

      Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land

      aired: Thu, Jun 19, 2008

      Israel's remote Cave of Letters holds clues to a Jewish uprising against the Romans.

    • Episode 15

      Hunt for the Supertwister

      aired: Mon, Mar 29, 2004

      In seconds, a supertwister can leave immense swaths of death and destruction. But what if technology could help us tame nature’s most violent tornadoes?

    • Episode 14

      Life and Death in the War Zone

      aired: Mon, Mar 1, 2004

      Imagine handling a medical emergency at the height of the Iraq War, beset by heat, sand, and frequent enemy attacks. NOVA heads into battle with the medics, nurses, doctors, and military staff of the 10th and 21st CaSH units.

    • Episode 9

      MARS Dead or Alive

      aired: Sat, Jan 3, 2004

      Go inside NASA's risky field trip to the red planet in this tense and dramatic behind-the-scenes chronicle of the $820 million Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project. Beginning a year before launch, NOVA's cameras follow MER scientists and engineers.

    • Episode 6

      Life and Death in the War Zone

      aired: Mon, Nov 10, 2003

      An American combat hospital mobilized in Iraq faces a daily drama of wartime treatment.

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    • Episode 6

      Lost Treasures of Tibet

      aired: Mon, Feb 17, 2003

      Set foot inside an untouched society and get a remarkably rare glimpse of a Tibetan world's dazzling sacred relics.

    • Episode 4

      Battle of the X-Planes

      aired: Mon, Feb 3, 2003

      NOVA goes behind the doors of Boeing's Phantom Works and Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works to record classified meetings, flies the most revolutionary planes, and examines the high-stakes battle to build the most capable and versatile fighter ever.

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    • Episode 11

      Lost King of the Maya

      aired: Mon, Feb 12, 2001

      In an ancient Mayan arena, enemies of notorious King Yax K'uk Mo square off in a ball game that appears much like modern soccer. But in this fateful contest, winners live—and losers lose their heads.

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    • Episode 18

      Secrets of Lost Empires II: China Bridge

      aired: Mon, Feb 28, 2000

      Travel to 12th-century China as engineers, scientists and scholars help reveal the intricate mysteries behind the revolutionary strength and elegance of the Rainbow Bridge.

    • Episode 16

      Secrets of Lost Empires II: Roman Bath

      aired: Mon, Feb 21, 2000

      Tour the crumbling public baths of Rome to learn intimate details of what life was really like for ancient Roman citizens, and in the process, discover the engineering feats that made these baths such an impressive achievement.

    • Episode 14

      Secrets of Lost Empires II: Easter Island

      aired: Mon, Feb 14, 2000

      Travel to Easter Island to discover the secrets of this vanished civilization through the "moai," the massive headstones that these ancient islanders created to achieve peace and harmony, yet resulted in geological disaster.

    • Episode 12

      Secrets of Lost Empires II: Pharaoh's Obelisk

      aired: Mon, Feb 7, 2000

      Discover how ancient Egyptians used nautical experience, ingenuity, and unwavering faith to raise massive 500-ton granite monoliths that have stood for thousands of years in tribute to their unparalleled early civilization.

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    • Episode 8

      8. Meteor Strike

      aired: Wed, Nov 14, 2012

      A blinding flash of light streaked across the Russian sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1,000 people to the hospital. On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere.

    • Episode 6

      6. Earth From Space

      aired: Wed, Feb 13, 2013

      EARTH FROM SPACE is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet.

    • Episode 5

      5. Building Pharaoh's Chariot

      aired: Wed, Feb 6, 2013

      A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots.

    • Episode 4

      4. Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby?

      aired: Wed, Jan 30, 2013

      NOVA is reopening one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time as a team of expert investigators employs state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to determine what really happened to Charles Lindbergh's baby... and why.

    • Episode 3

      3. Rise of the Drones

      aired: Wed, Jan 23, 2013

      Discover the cutting-edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history.

    • Episode 2

      2. Decoding Neanderthals

      aired: Wed, Jan 9, 2013

      What happened when the first modern humans encountered the Neanderthals? Did they make love or war?

    • Episode 1

      1. Doomsday Volcanoes

      aired: Wed, Jan 2, 2013

      Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. What can we do to prepare for the coming disaster?

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    • Episode 12

      12. Forensics on Trial

      aired: Wed, Oct 17, 2012

      In Forensics on Trial, NOVA investigates how modern forensics can send innocent men and women to prison--and sometimes even to death row.

    • Episode 11

      11. Secrets of the Viking Sword

      aired: Wed, Oct 10, 2012

      The Vikings were the most ferocious warriors of the Middle Ages. Especially fearsome were the select few who wielded a formidable weapon: a light, razor sharp, virtually indestructible sword with its maker's name, ULFBERHT, inlaid along the blade.

    • Episode 10

      10. Secrets of the Sun

      aired: Wed, Apr 25, 2012

      With the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the Sun as they never have before and even re-creating what happens at the very center of the Sun.

    • Episode 9

      9. Why Ships Sink

      aired: Wed, Apr 18, 2012

      NOVA looks at questions about cruise ship safety and the science of the ships' buoyancy

    • Episode 8

      8. Deadliest Tornadoes

      aired: Wed, Apr 11, 2012

      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? In this NOVA special, we meet scientists striving to understand the forces at work behind last year's outbreak. Could their work improve tornado prediction in the future? We also meet people whose lives have been upended by these extreme weather events and and learn how we all can protect ourselves and our communities for the future.

    • Episode 7

      7. Hunting the Elements

      aired: Wed, Apr 4, 2012

      Where do nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from? They're the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. Watch as David Pogue unlocks their secrets.

    • Episode 6

      6. Cracking Your Genetic Code

      aired: Wed, Mar 28, 2012

      What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA--all six billion chemical letters of it--read, stored and available for analysis? Cracking Your Genetic Code reveals that we stand on the verge of such a revolution.

    • Episode 5

      5. Separating Twins

      aired: Wed, Feb 8, 2012

      Witness the extraordinary surgery that will allow twin girls, born joined at the head, to live separate lives.

    • Episode 4

      4. Ice Age Death Trap

      aired: Wed, Feb 1, 2012

      Racing against developers in the Rockies, archaeologists uncover a unique site packed with astonishingly preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts, opening a window on the vanished world of the Ice Age.

    • Episode 3

      3. Mystery of a Masterpiece

      aired: Wed, Jan 25, 2012

      NOVA meets a new breed of experts who are approaching "cold case" art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, determined to discover "who committed the art," and follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multi-billion dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art.

    • Episode 2

      2. Bombing Hitler's Dams

      aired: Wed, Jan 11, 2012

      In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history, destroying two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Now, NOVA re-creates the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots.

    • Episode 1

      1. Deadliest Volcanoes

      aired: Wed, Jan 4, 2012

      Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active volcanoes. Under constant threat of massive volcanic eruptions, their homes and their lives are daily at risk from these sleeping giants. From Japan's Mount Fuji to the "Sleeping Giant" submerged beneath Naples to the Yellowstone "supervolcano" in the United States, we will travel with scientists from around the world who are at work on these sites, attempting to discover how likely these volcanoes are to erupt, when it might happen, and exactly how deadly they could prove to be.

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    • Episode 3

      3. Iceman Murder Mystery

      aired: Wed, Oct 26, 2011

      He's been dead for more than 5,000 years, yet Otzi the Iceman, continues to keep many secrets. Now, a new autopsy yields fresh clues to his way of life and the mysterious circumstances of his murder. Otzi's frozen remains reveal intriguing details of his life and times in the ancient Copper Age. Join NOVA as we defrost the ultimate time capsule, the 5,000-year-old man.

    • Episode 2

      2. Finding Life Beyond Earth

      aired: Wed, Oct 19, 2011

      Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? Finding Life Beyond Earth immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system.

    • Episode 1

      1. Engineering Ground Zero

      aired: Wed, Sep 7, 2011

      On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation and the perseverance of the human spirit.

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    • Episode 10

      10. Crash of Flight 447

      aired: Wed, Feb 16, 2011

      On June 1st, 2009, Flight AF447, an Air France Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all 228 lives.

    • Episode 9

      9. Quest for Solomon's Mines

      aired: Tue, Nov 23, 2010

      Now join NOVA and National Geographic as they embark on two groundbreaking expeditions to expose new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan and seek to reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty Biblical kingdoms.

    • Episode 8

      8. Secrets of Stonehenge

      aired: Tue, Nov 16, 2010

      Granted exclusive access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a prehistoric stone circle monument recently discovered about a mile from Stonehenge, NOVA cameras join a new generation of researchers finding important clues to the enduring mystery of Stonehenge.

    • Episode 7

      7. Dogs Decoded

      aired: Tue, Nov 9, 2010

      Dogs Decoded reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs.

    • Episode 6

      6. Trapped in an Elevator

      aired: Tue, Nov 2, 2010

      In TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR, NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines. Once brawny but simple machines, elevators are getting a brainy makeover.

    • Episode 5

      5. Building the Great Cathedrals

      aired: Tue, Oct 19, 2010

      On this dazzling journey inside the jewels of Gothic architecture, NOVA reveals the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, that drove medieval builders ever upward.

    • Episode 4

      4. Mount St. Helens: Back from the Dead

      aired: Tue, May 4, 2010

      NOVA brings viewers on an inspiring journey of a landscape brought back from the dead.

    • Episode 3

      3. Mind Over Money

      aired: Tue, Apr 27, 2010

      why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions.

    • Episode 2

      2. Telescope: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever Expanding Universe

      aired: Tue, Apr 6, 2010

      (Part 2 of 2) In a two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has changed our understanding of our place in the universe.

    • Episode 1

      1. Telescope: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way

      aired: Tue, Apr 6, 2010

      (Part 1 of 2) In a two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has changed our understanding of our place in the universe.

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    • Episode 47

      Crash of Flight 447

      aired: Fri, Feb 11, 2011

      Forensic investigators reconstruct the final moments of the Air France disaster.

    • Episode 8

      8. The Pluto Files

      aired: Tue, Mar 2, 2010

      Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm-a firestorm led by angry, Pluto-loving elementary school students. But what is it about this cold, distant rock that captures so many hearts?

    • Episode 7

      7. What Darwin Never Knew

      aired: Tue, Dec 29, 2009

      Stunning breakthroughs in a new science - nicknamed "evo devo" - are revealing answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn't explain.

    • Episode 6

      6. Last Exctinction: Megabeasts' Sudden Death

      aired: Sat, Feb 28, 2009

      A provocative new theory about what killed off America's mammoths at the end of the last Ice Age.

    • Episode 5

      5. The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

      aired: Tue, Jan 27, 2009

      NOVA flies along with the monarch butterflies, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way.

    • Episode 4

      4. Ocean Animal Emergency

      aired: Tue, Nov 25, 2008

      San Francisco veterinarian Dr. Frances Gulland is committed to saving sick marine mammals, but she's also desperately trying to figure out what's killing them.

    • Episode 3

      3. Alien From Earth

      aired: Tue, Nov 11, 2008

      On June 1st, 2009, Flight AF447, an Air France Airbus A330 disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all 228 lives. Using expert testimony, messages transmitted by the doomed plane’s computer system, and multi-layered CGI weather reconstructions, NOVA pieces together the events leading up to the disaster and provides a forensic view of crucial events seen from all angles to reveal what really happened on Flight 447.

    • Episode 2

      2. Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

      aired: Tue, Oct 28, 2008

      A revolutionary new branch of math called fractals has changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding.

    • Episode 1

      1. Columbia: Space Shuttle Disaster

      aired: Tue, Oct 14, 2008

      Through interviews with astronauts, their families and members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, this program gives viewers a new look at the Columbia space shuttle tragedy - and at NASA itself.

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    • Episode 10

      10. A Walk to Beautiful

      aired: Tue, May 13, 2008

      A difficult journey that begins in loneliness and shame for thousands of Ethiopian women ends in a productive new life and hope for the future in this award-winning film. Shot against a starkly beautiful landscape, A Walk to Beautiful shares the inspiring stories of three women, rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, who leave home in search of treatment for obstetric fistula. In a courageous attempt to reclaim their lives, these women embark on a remarkable journey.

    • Episode 9

      9. Secrets of the Parthenon

      aired: Tue, Jan 29, 2008

      For 25 centuries, the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western Civilization: How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids that we take for granted today, such as comprehensive plans or drawings? With unprecedented access to the Greek government's Acropolis Restoration Project, which has been restoring the Parthenon for over three decades, NOVA takes viewers inside the minds of the ancient Greeks as they created their most enduring architectural miracle. Secrets of the Parthenon features suspenseful action as Greek master craftsmen struggle with 10-ton blocks and strive to rediscover the lost tools and techniques of their ancestors. And it ends in a final dazzling discovery, as a trick of sunlight reveals a hidden carving that solves the last, most baffling riddle of all.

    • Episode 8

      8. Marathon Challenge

      aired: Tue, Oct 30, 2007

      What does it take for the average person to run one of the world's toughest races? NOVA finds out in a program that's both a human story and an intriguing scientific exploration of the way our bodies respond to intense exercise demands. Filmed in cooperation with the Boston Athletic Association, NOVA has been granted unprecedented access to the Boston Marathon course and will take viewers on a unique adventure inside the human body. Every year thousands of athletes from across the globe flock to Boston to run the city's marathon, known worldwide as the ultimate test of stamina and endurance. In the summer of 2006, NOVA began following 13 novices as they took the first step toward completing the 26.2-mile race in April 2007. The group of participants includes a variety of people from diverse backgrounds - a young woman running in memory of her mother, who died in a tragic car accident; a working single mom; even a former NFL linebacker - the unifying element is that not one of them is currently a runner. Over the nine-month training period, exercise and nutrition scientists and doctors at Tufts University use sophisticated technology to monitor the physical transformations that the participants undergo. Intimate interviews reveal the highs and lows along the way. The experience will demand a transformation of mind and body; NOVA cameras will be there, following every step.

    • Episode 6

      6. The Four-Winged Dinosaur

      aired: Tue, Feb 26, 2008

      Long ago in the age of dinosaurs, a volcano in eastern China erupted and buried a host of strange creatures in ash, creating exquisite fossils that preserved a big surprise--many dinosaurs were covered in feathers. In The Four-Winged Dinosaur, NOVA investigates the most bizarre of these feathered dinosaurs, which has rekindled a fierce, decades-long debate over the origin of bird flight. The central character in this drama is a strange little dinosaur with wings on its legs as well as its arms. The pigeon-sized Microraptor is the smallest adult dinosaur ever found, perhaps the first known tree-dweller. But could it really fly? NOVA assembles a team of top paleontologists, aeronautical engineers, and paleo-artists to reconstruct Microraptor and build a sophisticated model for a wind tunnel experiment. The results have surprising implications for long-accepted ideas about how winged flight began.

    • Episode 5

      Secrets of Lost Empires II: China Bridge

      aired: Tue, Feb 29, 2000

      Narrated by Harrison Ford. At age 78, E.O. Wilson is still going through his 'little savage' phase of boyhood exploration of the natural world. NOVA profiles this soft-spoken Southerner and Professor Emeritus at Harvard, who is an acclaimed advocate for ants, biological diversity, and the controversial extension of Darwinian ideas to human society.

    • Episode 4

      Secrets of Lost Empires II: Roman Bath

      aired: Tue, Feb 22, 2000

      Tom Magliozzi has a problem. The wacky co-host of NPR's Car Talk needs to replace his beloved 1952 MG roadster. But where do you turn to in today's car market? Is new technology about to transform the way we drive? Join Tom and brother Ray as they take a light-hearted but shrewd look at America's four-wheeled future. "Click and Clack" explore everything from a glitzy Detroit auto show to a green think tank in Colorado.

    • Episode 3

      Secrets of Lost Empires II: Easter Island

      aired: Tue, Feb 15, 2000

      The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind a riddle: an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on stone monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. Because the invading Spanish suppressed nearly all knowledge of how the script worked, unlocking its meaning posed one of archaeology's fiercest challenges. Until now. NOVA presents the inside story of how the decoding was done, told by the experts at the center of one of archaeology's greatest detective stories.

  • Episodes

    • Episode 11

      NOVA: Secrets of the Sun

      aired: Fri, Apr 27, 2012

      Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the Sun as they never have before and even re-creating what happens at the very center of the Sun. Their work will help us understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades. Secrets of the Sun reveals a bright new dawn in our understanding of our nearest star, one that might help keep our planet from going dark.

    • Episode 10

      NOVA: Why Ships Sink

      aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012

      Picking up from this winter's Costa Concordia disaster and looking both back to the Titanic disaster a century ago, and into the future of sea travel, NOVA looks at questions about cruise ship safety and the science of the ships' buoyancy.

    • Episode 9

      NOVA: Deadliest Tornadoes

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Deadliest Tornado looks at the scientists striving to understand the forces at work behind last year's tornado outbreak. Could their work improve tornado prediction in the future? NOVA also talks to people whose lives have been upended by these extreme weather events in an effort to learn how we all can protect ourselves and our communities for the future.

    • Episode 8

      NOVA: Hunting the Elements

      aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012

      Where do nature’s building blocks, called the elements, come from? They’re the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. Watch as David Pogue unlocks their secrets.

    • Episode 7

      NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, this program follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. NOVA captures the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers to make the buildings safe and highly secure under the pressures of a tight schedule, the demands of practical office space and efficient, "green" architecture, and the public's expectations of a fitting site for national remembrance. Featuring interviews with 1 WTC architect David Childs; Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the 9-11 Memorial Foundation; and Michael Arad, the man behind the breakthrough concept for the 9-11 Memorial.

    • Episode 6

      NOVA: Power Surge

      aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012

      Can emerging technology defeat global warming? The United States has invested tens of billions of dollars in clean energy projects as our leaders try to save our crumbling economy and our poisoned planet in one bold, green stroke. Are we finally on the brink of a green-energy POWER SURGE, or is it all a case of too little, too late? From solar panel factories in China to a carbon capture and storage facility in the Sahara desert to massive wind and solar installations in the United States, NOVA travels the globe to reveal the surprising technologies that just might turn back the clock on climate change. NOVA will focus on the latest and greatest innovations, including everything from artificial trees to green reboots of familiar technologies like coal and nuclear energy. Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it?

    • Episode 5

      NOVA: Japan’s Killer Quake

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      JAPAN'S KILLER QUAKE combines authoritative on-the-spot reporting, personal stories of tragedy and survival, compelling eyewitness videos, explanatory graphics and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.

    • Episode 4

      NOVA: Mystery of a Masterpiece

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      NOVA meets a new breed of experts who are approaching "cold case" art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, determined to discover "who committed the art," and follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multi-billion dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art.

    • Episode 3

      NOVA: Venom: Nature's Killer

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. VENOM follows two scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet’s most deadly creatures with the hope of finding out how nature’s deadliest cocktails could be medicine’s brightest new hope.

    • Episode 2

      NOVA: Smartest Machine On Earth

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Augmenting human intelligence is a lot tougher than it looks, but scientists are edging closer with machines like “Watson,” an IBM computing system that is gearing up to compete on the game show JEOPARDY!, taking on Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the show’s most successful and celebrated contestants of all time. This program is an updated version of the original broadcast, with additional content added.

    • Episode 1

      NOVA: Deadliest Earthquakes

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      NOVA follows a team of US geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 epic earthquake, hunting for crucial evidence that will help them determine what the risks are of a new killer quake. Could this work one day lead to a breakthrough in predicting quakes before they happen? NOVA investigates intriguing new leads in its gripping investigation of a deadly scientific conundrum.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Oklahoma's Deadliest Tornadoes

      aired: Thu, May 30, 2013

      Hear harrowing stories from survivors of Moore’s massive tornado and meet scientists who stalk these ferocious storms.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Manhunt—Boston Bombers

      aired: Tue, May 28, 2013

      Which technologies worked—and which didn't—in the race to track down the men behind the marathon attack?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures

      aired: Tue, Apr 30, 2013

      After a massive extinction, diverse marsupials came to dominate this isolated continent.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters

      aired: Mon, Apr 22, 2013

      Some 250 million years ago, some of the largest, most dangerous reptiles ruled this land.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Australia: Life Explodes

      aired: Fri, Apr 12, 2013

      Fossils reveal how life’s explosion in the ocean was recreated on dry land.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening

      aired: Mon, Apr 8, 2013

      Australia’s ancient landscape holds clues to Earth's early history and the beginning of life.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Ancient Computer

      aired: Mon, Apr 1, 2013

      A Greek shipwreck holds the remains of an intricate bronze machine that turns out to be the world’s first computer.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Meteor Strike

      aired: Mon, Mar 25, 2013

      A meteor burst into a fireball over Siberia. Can we spot the next deadly asteroid in time?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Earth From Space

      aired: Mon, Feb 11, 2013

      Detailed satellite images reveal the web of connections that sustain life on Earth.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Building Pharaoh's Chariot

      aired: Fri, Feb 1, 2013

      A team uncovers the advanced engineering behind an ancient Egyptian war machine.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby?

      aired: Mon, Jan 28, 2013

      Expert investigators reexamine one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Rise of the Drones

      aired: Wed, Jan 16, 2013

      Meet a new breed of flying robots, from tiny swarming vehicles to giant unmanned planes.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Doomsday Volcanoes

      aired: Wed, Dec 19, 2012

      Could the explosion of Iceland's ticking time bombs cause cold and famine worldwide?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Inside the Megastorm

      aired: Fri, Nov 16, 2012

      Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? "Inside the Megastorm" takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Ultimate Mars Challenge

      aired: Mon, Nov 12, 2012

      In its search for life beyond Earth, NASA employs a "sky crane" maneuver to land the Curiosity rover on Mars.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Mystery of Easter Island

      aired: Fri, Nov 2, 2012

      A team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Forensics on Trial

      aired: Sun, Oct 14, 2012

      Virtual autopsies, 3-D fingerprints, and digital crime scenes are making crime-solving into a more precise science.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Secrets of the Viking Sword

      aired: Wed, Sep 26, 2012

      A modern-day swordsmith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages — a sword both prized and feared.

    • Episode

      NOVA: An Interview with Sally Ride

      aired: Tue, Jul 24, 2012

      Watch an uncut interview with the late astronaut, conducted at NASA in 1984.

    • Episode

      NOVA: 3D Spies of WWII

      aired: Mon, Jun 18, 2012

      The allies used special arial photos to deal a blow to the Nazi rocket program.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Secrets of the Sun

      aired: Thu, Apr 26, 2012

      New tools let scientists better grasp our star's potentially destructive solar storms.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Why Ships Sink

      aired: Thu, Apr 19, 2012

      Are you safe aboard a modern cruise ship?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Deadliest Tornadoes

      aired: Thu, Apr 12, 2012

      Why was the 2011 tornado season in the U.S. so extreme, and why did so many die?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Hunting the Elements

      aired: Thu, Apr 5, 2012

      A two-hour special from the producers of "Making Stuff"

    • Episode

      NOVA: Cracking Your Genetic Code

      aired: Thu, Mar 29, 2012

      We are on the brink of a new era of personalized, gene-based medicine. Are we ready for it?

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Great Inca Rebellion

      aired: Mon, Mar 5, 2012

      Mass graves and forensic evidence reveal a complex truth about how the Inca Empire fell.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Separating Twins

      aired: Wed, Feb 8, 2012

      Follow the story of twin girls joined at the head, as surgeons prepare to separate them.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Ice Age Death Trap

      aired: Wed, Feb 1, 2012

      Experts uncover a site in Colorado packed with fossil mammoths and other extinct beasts.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Mystery of a Masterpiece

      aired: Wed, Jan 25, 2012

      Experts investigate whether a portrait sold for about $20,000 in 1998 is a lost Leonardo.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Bombing Hitler's Dams

      aired: Wed, Jan 11, 2012

      Can experts recreate an Allied attack from WWII and destroy dams with a bouncing bomb?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Deadliest Volcanoes

      aired: Thu, Jan 5, 2012

      How can we best prepare for the most lethal volcanic eruptions?

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse?

      aired: Thu, Nov 24, 2011

      Is our universe unique, or could it be just one in an endless "multiverse"?

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse?

      aired: Thu, Nov 24, 2011

      Is our universe unique, or could it be just one in an endless "multiverse"?

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap

      aired: Thu, Nov 17, 2011

      Take a wild ride into the quantum realm, where even the impossible seems possible.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap

      aired: Thu, Nov 17, 2011

      Take a wild ride into the quantum realm, where even the impossible seems possible.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap

      aired: Thu, Nov 17, 2011

      Take a wild ride into the quantum realm, where even the impossible seems possible.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time

      aired: Thu, Nov 10, 2011

      It defines our lives, but what is time really? Have a look into its true nature.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time

      aired: Thu, Nov 10, 2011

      It defines our lives, but what is time really? Have a look into its true nature.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time

      aired: Thu, Nov 10, 2011

      It defines our lives, but what is time really? Have a look into its true nature.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time

      aired: Thu, Nov 10, 2011

      It defines our lives, but what is time really? Have a look into its true nature.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: What Is Space?

      aired: Thu, Nov 3, 2011

      Surprising clues indicate that space is very much something and not nothing.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: What Is Space?

      aired: Thu, Nov 3, 2011

      Surprising clues indicate that space is very much something and not nothing.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: What Is Space?

      aired: Thu, Nov 3, 2011

      Surprising clues indicate that space is very much something and not nothing.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: What Is Space?

      aired: Thu, Nov 3, 2011

      Surprising clues indicate that space is very much something and not nothing.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth

      aired: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

      We are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth

      aired: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

      We are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth

      aired: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

      We are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth

      aired: Fri, Oct 21, 2011

      We are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?

    • Episode

      NOVA: An Interview With Steve Jobs

      aired: Wed, Oct 12, 2011

      Watch a rare interview with the late Apple visionary, conducted in 1990.

    • Episode

      NOVA: An Interview With Steve Jobs

      aired: Wed, Oct 12, 2011

      Watch a rare interview with the late Apple visionary, conducted in 1990.

    • Episode

      NOVA: An Interview With Steve Jobs

      aired: Wed, Oct 12, 2011

      Watch a rare interview with the late Apple visionary, conducted in 1990.

    • Episode

      NOVA: An Interview With Steve Jobs

      aired: Wed, Oct 12, 2011

      Watch a rare interview with the late Apple visionary, conducted in 1990.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, "Engineering Ground Zero" follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, "Engineering Ground Zero" follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, "Engineering Ground Zero" follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero

      aired: Thu, Sep 8, 2011

      To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, "Engineering Ground Zero" follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Origins: Earth is Born

      aired: Thu, Jul 14, 2011

      Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth, and life itself.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens

      aired: Fri, Jul 1, 2011

      The story of Galileo, his discoveries, and his struggle with the Catholic Church.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Einstein Revealed

      aired: Thu, Jun 30, 2011

      Einstein's letters shed light on his revolutionary discoveries and his forbidden loves.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Origins: Where are the Aliens?

      aired: Wed, Jun 8, 2011

      Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth, and life itself.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Origins: How Life Began

      aired: Wed, Jun 8, 2011

      Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth, and life itself.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Power Surge

      aired: Tue, Apr 26, 2011

      Are we finally on the brink of a clean energy revolution?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Power Surge

      aired: Tue, Apr 26, 2011

      Are we finally on the brink of a clean energy revolution?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Power Surge

      aired: Tue, Apr 26, 2011

      Are we finally on the brink of a clean energy revolution?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Power Surge

      aired: Tue, Apr 26, 2011

      Are we finally on the brink of a clean energy revolution?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake

      aired: Tue, Apr 12, 2011

      An account and investigation of the epic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake

      aired: Tue, Apr 12, 2011

      An account and investigation of the epic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake

      aired: Tue, Apr 12, 2011

      An account and investigation of the epic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake

      aired: Tue, Apr 12, 2011

      An account and investigation of the epic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Cancer Warrior

      aired: Fri, Apr 8, 2011

      Follow Dr. Judah Folkman's quest to fight cancer by cutting off blood flow to tumors.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Dying to Be Thin

      aired: Fri, Apr 8, 2011

      Anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders are on the rise. What can be done?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Origins: Back to the Beginning

      aired: Fri, Apr 1, 2011

      Learn about the elements and their roles in the universe.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Life's Greatest Miracle

      aired: Fri, Apr 1, 2011

      Trace human development from embryo to newborn through stunning microimagery.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Venom: Nature's Killer

      aired: Thu, Feb 24, 2011

      Hunting down the most venomous animals to reveal their medical mysteries.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Venom: Nature's Killer

      aired: Thu, Feb 24, 2011

      Hunting down the most venomous animals to reveal their medical mysteries.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Venom: Nature's Killer

      aired: Thu, Feb 24, 2011

      Hunting down the most venomous animals to reveal their medical mysteries.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Venom: Nature's Killer

      aired: Thu, Feb 24, 2011

      Hunting down the most venomous animals to reveal their medical mysteries.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Smartest Machine on Earth

      aired: Fri, Feb 18, 2011

      Jeopardy! challenges even the best human minds. Can a computer win the game?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Smartest Machine on Earth

      aired: Fri, Feb 18, 2011

      Jeopardy! challenges even the best human minds. Can a computer win the game?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Smartest Machine on Earth

      aired: Fri, Feb 18, 2011

      Jeopardy! challenges even the best human minds. Can a computer win the game?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Deadliest Earthquakes

      aired: Wed, Jan 12, 2011

      Big quakes are inevitable, but can we prevent their devastation?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Deadliest Earthquakes

      aired: Wed, Jan 12, 2011

      Big quakes are inevitable, but can we prevent their devastation?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Deadliest Earthquakes

      aired: Wed, Jan 12, 2011

      Big quakes are inevitable, but can we prevent their devastation?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Storm That Drowned a City

      aired: Mon, Jan 3, 2011

      What led to the devastating floods that Hurricane Katrina unleashed on New Orleans?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Emergency Mine Rescue

      aired: Tue, Oct 26, 2010

      Engineers and NASA scientists aid an all-out effort to save 33 trapped Chilean miners.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Emergency Mine Rescue

      aired: Tue, Oct 26, 2010

      Engineers and NASA scientists aid an all-out effort to save 33 trapped Chilean miners.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals

      aired: Wed, Oct 20, 2010

      How did medieval engineers construct magnificent skyscrapers of glass and stone?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Space Shuttle Disaster

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      An investigation uncovers the human failures and design flaws behind the 2003 Columbia tragedy.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Ocean Animal Emergency

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      Wildlife veterinarians struggle to save injured seals and sea lions on the California coast.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Is There Life on Mars?

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      The search for life on the Red Planet heats up with the discovery of frozen water.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Big Energy Gamble

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      Can California's ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gases actually succeed?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Doctors' Diaries

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      Seven doctors, 21 years... Saving lives is only part of the story.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Darwin's Darkest Hour

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      NOVA and National Geographic Television present a two-hour drama on the crisis that compelled Darwin to publish his theory of evolution.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Becoming Human Part 1

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      The first hour of NOVA's comprehensive, three-part special "Becoming Human" examines the factors that caused us to split from the other great apes.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Becoming Human Part 2

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      The second hour of NOVA's comprehensive, three-part special "Becoming Human" examines new discoveries that reveal how the first humans hunted and formed families.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Becoming Human Part 3

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      The third hour of NOVA's comprehensive, three-part special "Becoming Human" examines why, of the many species of humans that once shared the globe, only our species, Homo sapiens, remains.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space: Part 1

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      The Mystery of the Milky Way: How telescopes have expanded our view of the universe

    • Episode

      NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space: Part 2

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

      The Ever-Expanding Universe: How telescopes have expanded our view of the universe

    • Episode

      NOVA: Arctic Dinosaurs

      aired: Wed, Aug 11, 2010

      Experts in Alaska investigate how dinosaurs managed to thrive in polar regions.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Missing in MiG Alley

      aired: Wed, Aug 11, 2010

      What happened to American pilots shot down over Korea half a century ago?

    • Episode

      NOVA: Sputnik Declassified

      aired: Wed, Aug 11, 2010

      Top secret documents rewrite the history of the most famous satellite and the early space race.

    • Episode

      NOVA: The Deadliest Plane Crash

      aired: Thu, Aug 13, 2009

      NOVA investigates the worst aviation accident of all time.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Kings of Camouflage

      aired: Wed, Jun 24, 2009

      Meet the cuttlefish, one of the brainiest, most bizarre animals in the ocean.

    • Episode

      NOVA: Saved by the Sun

      aired: Fri, Mar 6, 2009

      As the Earth heats up at a dangerous rate and fossil fuels become scarcer, ordinary citizens and businesses are bypassing the federal government to lead the way in exploring a clean, renewable source of power: the sun.

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