• NOVA -- Decoding Neanderthals
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    S40 E2: Decoding Neanderthals
    Over 60,000 years ago, the first modern humans—people physically identical to ...
    Over 60,000 years ago, the first modern humans—people physically identical to us today—left their African homeland and entered Europe, then a bleak and inhospitable continent in the grip of the ...
    Air Date 1/9/2013
    0:53:10
  • NOVA -- Doomsday Volcanoes
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    S40 E1: Doomsday Volcanoes
    In April, 2010 the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallají¶kull volcano turned much ...
    In April, 2010 the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallají¶kull volcano turned much of Europe into an ash-strewn no-fly zone, stranding millions of travelers. But was Eyjafjallají¶kull just the start? ...
    Air Date 1/2/2013
    0:52:52
  • NOVA -- Inside the Megastorm
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    S39 E16: Inside the Megastorm
    Was Megastorm Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes ...
    Was Megastorm 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 ...
    Air Date 11/18/2012
    0:53:37
  • NOVA -- Solving the Storage Problem
    Solving the Storage Problem
    Finding better ways to store electricity is critical for a sustainable energy ...
    Finding better ways to store electricity is critical for a sustainable energy future.
    Air Date 10/25/2012
    0:02:26
  • NOVA -- Putting Energy to Use Old
    Putting Energy to Use Old
    Society has been revolutionized by our ability to convert energy from one form ...
    Society has been revolutionized by our ability to convert energy from one form to another.
    Air Date 10/8/2012
    0:02:14
  • NOVA -- Why Ships Sink
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    S39 E11: Why Ships Sink
    Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe ...
    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 ...
    Air Date 4/17/2012
    0:52:53
  • NOVA -- Deadliest Tornadoes
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    S39 E10: Deadliest Tornadoes
    In 2011, the worst tornado season in decades left a trail of destruction across ...
    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 ...
    Air Date 4/10/2012
    0:52:52
  • NOVA -- Hunting the Elements
    S39 E6: Hunting the Elements
    Where do nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from? They're the ...
    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. To unlock ...
    Air Date 4/3/2012
    1:53:50
  • NOVA -- Deadliest Volcanoes
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    S39 E1: Deadliest Volcanoes
    Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active volcanoes. ...
    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 ...
    Air Date 1/3/2012
    0:52:45
  • NOVA -- The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse?
    S38 E19: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse?
    Hard as it is to swallow, cutting-edge theories are suggesting that our universe ...
    Hard as it is to swallow, cutting-edge theories are suggesting that our universe may not be the only universe. Instead, it may be just one of an infinite number of universes that make up the ...
    Air Date 11/22/2011
    0:53:10
  • NOVA -- The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap
    S38 E18: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap
    Join Brian Greene on a wild ride into the weird realm of quantum physics, which ...
    Join Brian Greene on a wild ride into the weird realm of quantum physics, which governs the universe on the tiniest of scales. Greene brings quantum mechanics to life in a nightclub like no other, ...
    Air Date 11/15/2011
    0:53:41
  • NOVA -- The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time
    S38 E17: The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time
    Time. We waste it, save it, kill it, make it. The world runs on it. Yet ask ...
    Time. We waste it, save it, kill it, make it. The world runs on it. Yet ask physicists what time actually is, and the answer might shock you: They have no idea. Even more surprising, the deep sense we ...
    Air Date 11/8/2011
    0:53:41
  • NOVA -- The Fabric of the Cosmos: What Is Space?
    S38 E16: The Fabric of the Cosmos: What Is Space?
    It separates you from me, one galaxy from the next, and atoms from one another. ...
    It separates you from me, one galaxy from the next, and atoms from one another. It is everywhere in the universe. But to most of us, space is nothing, an empty void. Well, it turns out space is not ...
    Air Date 11/1/2011
    0:53:41
  • NOVA -- Finding Life Beyond Earth
    S38 E13: Finding Life Beyond Earth
    Take a spectacular trip to distant realms of our solar system to discover where ...
    Take a spectacular trip to distant realms of our solar system to discover where secret forms of life may lie hidden. Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling animation, this program ...
    Air Date 10/18/2011
    1:43:15
  • NOVA -- Japan's Killer Quake
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    S38 E10: Japan's Killer Quake
    In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a ...
    In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a death toll likely in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, ...
    Air Date 3/29/2011
    0:53:07
  • NOVA -- Deadliest Earthquakes
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    S38 E1: Deadliest Earthquakes
    In 2010, several epic earthquakes delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ...
    In 2010, several epic earthquakes delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike, in Haiti, killed more than 200,000 people and reduced homes, hospitals, schools, ...
    Air Date 1/10/2011
    0:53:05
  • NOVA -- Emergency Mine Rescue
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    S37 E12: Emergency Mine Rescue
    This film chronicles the fate of the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed Chilean ...
    This film chronicles the fate of the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed Chilean gold and copper mine in August 2010 and investigates the many challenges faced by both the miners and those working around ...
    Air Date 10/25/2010
    0:52:59
  • NOVA -- Building the Great Cathedrals
    S37 E11: Building the Great Cathedrals
    How did medieval engineers construct magnificent skyscrapers of glass and ...
    How did medieval engineers construct magnificent skyscrapers of glass and stone?
    Air Date 10/18/2010
    0:53:07
  • NOVA -- Mind Over Money
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    S37 E7: Mind Over Money
    In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, NOVA ...
    In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, NOVA presents "Mind Over Money"—an entertaining and penetrating exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict ...
    Air Date 4/26/2010
    0:52:52
  • NOVA -- Doctors' Diaries
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    S36 E8: Doctors' Diaries
    In 1987, NOVA's cameras began rolling to chronicle the lives of seven young, ...
    In 1987, NOVA's cameras began rolling to chronicle the lives of seven young, bright medical students embarking on the longest and most rigorous endeavor in higher education: the years-long journey to ...
    Air Date 4/7/2009
    1:42:48
  • NOVA -- Car of the Future
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    S35 E9: Car of the Future
    Join "Car Talk" hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi as they take a look at plug-in ...
    Join "Car Talk" hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi as they take a look at plug-in hybrids, all-electric roadsters, biofuels and more in this lighthearted but shrewd take on America's four-wheeled future. ...
    Air Date 4/23/2008
    0:53:12