• NOVA -- Eagle Power
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    S47 E7: Eagle Power
    Eagles dominate the skies. But what makes these predators so special? ...
    Eagles dominate the skies. But what makes these predators so special? Researchers study one special bird—and stunning up-close footage reveals her exceptional strength, eyesight, and flying skills. ...
    Air Date 5/20/2020
    0:53:40
  • NOVA -- Decoding COVID-19
    S47 E9: Decoding COVID-19
    The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of months. ...
    The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the ...
    Air Date 5/13/2020
    0:53:38
  • NOVA -- The Truth About Fat
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    S47 E6: The Truth About Fat
    Scientists are coming to understand fat as a dynamic organ—one whose size may ...
    Scientists are coming to understand fat as a dynamic organ—one whose size may have more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Explore the mysteries of fat and its role in hormone ...
    Air Date 4/8/2020
    0:53:38
  • NOVA -- Cuba's Cancer Hope
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    S47 E5: Cuba's Cancer Hope
    When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban ...
    When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists were forced to get creative. Now they’ve developed lung cancer vaccines that show so much promise, some ...
    Air Date 4/1/2020
    0:53:45
  • NOVA -- Mysteries of Sleep
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    S47 E4: Mysteries of Sleep
    From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we ...
    From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply into the ...
    Air Date 2/26/2020
    0:53:14
  • NOVA -- Cat Tales
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    S47 E3: Cat Tales
    Worshipped as a goddess, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of ...
    Worshipped as a goddess, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them? And what can science tell us about ...
    Air Date 2/19/2020
    0:53:40
  • NOVA -- Dog Tales
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    S47 E2: Dog Tales
    Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn’t always ...
    Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn’t always that way, and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. Research into dog domestication and ...
    Air Date 2/12/2020
    0:54:11
  • NOVA -- Polar Extremes
    S47 E1: Polar Extremes
    Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places–beech trees in ...
    Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places–beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic–NOVA uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ...
    Air Date 2/5/2020
    1:53:06
  • 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
    0:53:40
  • 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
    0:53:26
  • 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
    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
    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
    0:53:54
  • 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
    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 -- 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