• NOVA -- Animal Espionage
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    S46 E23: Animal Espionage
    How do you study an animal you can't even get close to? Camera traps and drones ...
    How do you study an animal you can't even get close to? Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing wildlife biology by recording the secret lives of animals—from whales and tigers to elusive giant ...
    Air Date 11/27/2019
    0:53:29
  • NOVA -- The Violence Paradox
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    S46 E22: The Violence Paradox
    Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in the most peaceful ...
    Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in the most peaceful time in history. Journey through time and the human mind to investigate whether—and how—violence has declined. And ...
    Air Date 11/20/2019
    1:53:22
  • NOVA -- Decoding da Vinci
    S46 E21: Decoding da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance genius. Not only did he paint masterpieces ...
    Leonardo da Vinci was a Renaissance genius. Not only did he paint masterpieces of art, but he was an obsessive scientist and inventor, dreaming up complex machines centuries ahead of his time, ...
    Air Date 11/13/2019
    0:53:41
  • NOVA -- Dead Sea Scroll Detectives
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    S46 E20: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives
    Since the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, these fragile parchment ...
    Since the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, these fragile parchment relics have intrigued scholars, religious leaders, and profiteers alike. The 2,000-year-old scrolls include the oldest-known ...
    Air Date 11/6/2019
    0:53:25
  • NOVA -- Rise of the Mammals
    S46 E17: Rise of the Mammals
    Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs in a fiery ...
    Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs in a fiery global catastrophe. But we know little about how their successors, the mammals, recovered and took over the world. Now, ...
    Air Date 10/30/2019
    0:53:17
  • NOVA -- Look Who's Driving
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    S46 E19: Look Who's Driving
    After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public ...
    After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads around the world. As ambitious innovators race to develop what they see as the next high-tech pot of gold, some ...
    Air Date 10/23/2019
    0:53:21
  • NOVA -- Why Bridges Collapse
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    S46 E18: Why Bridges Collapse
    In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, tragically killing 43 people. For ...
    In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, tragically killing 43 people. For 50 years, the iconic bridge had withstood the elements—and stress from ever-increasing traffic. What went wrong that ...
    Air Date 10/16/2019
    0:53:09
  • NOVA -- The Planets: Ice Worlds
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    S46 E16: The Planets: Ice Worlds
    In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with ...
    In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds, and dozens of moons. And NASA’s New Horizons gets a stunning up-close view of Pluto before ...
    Air Date 8/14/2019
    0:52:48
  • NOVA -- The Planets: Saturn
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    S46 E15: The Planets: Saturn
    NASA’s Cassini explores Saturn for 13 years, looping through its icy rings and ...
    NASA’s Cassini explores Saturn for 13 years, looping through its icy rings and flying by its moons. The probe captures stunning ring-moon interactions, but when it finds the ingredients for life on ...
    Air Date 8/7/2019
    0:53:24
  • NOVA -- The Planets: Jupiter
    S46 E14: The Planets: Jupiter
    Jupiter’s massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled ...
    Jupiter’s massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water—and perhaps even ...
    Air Date 7/31/2019
    0:53:18
  • NOVA -- The Planets: Mars
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    S46 E13: The Planets: Mars
    Mars was once a blue water-world studded with active volcanoes. But when its ...
    Mars was once a blue water-world studded with active volcanoes. But when its magnetic field and protective atmosphere faded, it became the frozen desert planet we know today. With so many necessary ...
    Air Date 7/24/2019
    0:53:54
  • NOVA -- The Planets: Inner Worlds
    S46 E12: The Planets: Inner Worlds
    The rocky planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars—were born of similar ...
    The rocky planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars—were born of similar material around the same time. Yet only one of them supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? And is there ...
    Air Date 7/24/2019
    0:53:49
  • NOVA -- Back to the Moon
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    S46 E11: Back to the Moon
    Fifty years after humans first set foot on the Moon, new scientific discoveries ...
    Fifty years after humans first set foot on the Moon, new scientific discoveries are fueling excitement for a return to the lunar surface—this time, perhaps, to stay. Join the scientists and ...
    Air Date 7/10/2019
    0:53:39
  • NOVA -- Lost Viking Army
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    S46 E10: Lost Viking Army
    Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English ...
    Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village. Will the remains unlock the mystery of the “Great Heathen Army,” a legendary Viking fighting force that once ...
    Air Date 5/22/2019
    0:53:09
  • NOVA -- First Horse Warriors
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    S46 E9: First Horse Warriors
    Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and ...
    Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first ...
    Air Date 5/15/2019
    0:53:09
  • NOVA -- Inside the Megafire
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    S46 E8: Inside the Megafire
    The California wildfires of 2018 took a worrisome trend to a new extreme, ...
    The California wildfires of 2018 took a worrisome trend to a new extreme, claiming scores of lives and over a million acres. Scientists investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and drought ...
    Air Date 5/8/2019
    0:53:16
  • NOVA -- Saving the Dead Sea
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    S46 E7: Saving the Dead Sea
    As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with ...
    As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. If it works, it could stabilize the legendary lake and ease regional ...
    Air Date 4/24/2019
    0:53:15
  • NOVA -- The Next Pompeii
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    S46 E6: The Next Pompeii
    In the shadow of Italy’s Vesuvius, a lesser-known volcano rumbles: Campi ...
    In the shadow of Italy’s Vesuvius, a lesser-known volcano rumbles: Campi Flegrei. If it erupts, millions of lives could be at risk. Scientists explore its unique geology and develop a warning system ...
    Air Date 2/20/2019
    0:53:10
  • NOVA -- Rise of the Rockets
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    S46 E5: Rise of the Rockets
    New technologies are making rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever before. ...
    New technologies are making rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever before. As companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic make space more accessible, and NASA returns to crewed spaceflight, a new ...
    Air Date 2/13/2019
    0:53:42
  • NOVA -- Decoding the Great Pyramid
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    S46 E4: Decoding the Great Pyramid
    Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who ...
    Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza--and how they did it. Join researchers as they delve into the logbook of a work crew and ...
    Air Date 2/6/2019
    0:53:44
  • NOVA -- Kīlauea: Hawaiʻi on Fire
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    S46 E3: Kīlauea: Hawaiʻi on Fire
    Hawaiʻi’s Kīlauea volcano erupted in 2018, sending rivers of lava through ...
    Hawaiʻi’s Kīlauea volcano erupted in 2018, sending rivers of lava through communities and into the sea. Join scientists and local residents as they investigate the frightening spike in volcanic ...
    Air Date 1/23/2019
    0:53:21