• NOVA -- NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?
    S45 E105: NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?
    "It's alive!" Since Dr. Frankenstein spoke those famous words, we've been ...
    "It's alive!" Since Dr. Frankenstein spoke those famous words, we've been alternately enthralled and terrified by the idea of creating life in the lab. Now, a revolution in genetic engineering and ...
    Air Date 5/23/2018
    0:53:46
  • NOVA -- Making North America: Human
    S42 E22: Making North America: Human
    Explore the intimate connections between the landscape, the colonizing of the ...
    Explore the intimate connections between the landscape, the colonizing of the continent, and the emergence of our industrial world. Beginning with Native American ancestors who crafted hunting weapons ...
    Air Date 5/23/2018
    0:53:37
  • NOVA -- NOVA Wonders Can We Build a Brain?
    S45 E104: NOVA Wonders Can We Build a Brain?
    Artificially intelligent machines are taking over. They’re influencing our ...
    Artificially intelligent machines are taking over. They’re influencing our everyday lives in profound and often invisible ways. They can read handwriting, interpret emotions, play games, and even ...
    Air Date 5/16/2018
    0:53:43
  • NOVA -- NOVA Wonders Are We Alone?
    S45 E103: NOVA Wonders Are We Alone?
    The search for extraterrestrial life is an age-old quest. But recent ...
    The search for extraterrestrial life is an age-old quest. But recent breakthroughs make today an era unlike any in the history of astronomy. From the exhilarating probing of our own solar system and ...
    Air Date 5/9/2018
    0:53:38
  • NOVA -- NOVA Wonders What's Living in You?
    S45 E102: NOVA Wonders What's Living in You?
    Whether they make you fat, fart, or freak out, microbes play a central role in ...
    Whether they make you fat, fart, or freak out, microbes play a central role in your life. Right beneath your nose—on your face, in your gut, and everywhere in between—trillions of bacteria, ...
    Air Date 5/2/2018
    0:53:40
  • NOVA -- NOVA Wonders What Are Animals Saying?
    S45 E101: NOVA Wonders What Are Animals Saying?
    From singing whales and squeaking bats to thumping spiders and clicking ...
    From singing whales and squeaking bats to thumping spiders and clicking dolphins, the world is filled with the exotic sounds of our fellow creatures. What are they saying? Can we decode their own ...
    Air Date 4/25/2018
    0:52:57
  • NOVA -- Decoding the Weather Machine
    S45 E7: Decoding the Weather Machine
    Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. ...
    Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It’s the ...
    Air Date 3/9/2018
    1:53:21
  • NOVA -- Prediction by the Numbers
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    S45 E6: Prediction by the Numbers
    Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, ...
    Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and “big data,” ...
    Air Date 1/24/2018
    0:53:06
  • NOVA -- Great Escape at Dunkirk
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    S45 E5: Great Escape at Dunkirk
    As France fell to the German armies in May 1940, 400,000 Allied troops were ...
    As France fell to the German armies in May 1940, 400,000 Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Their annihilation seemed certain—a disaster that could have led to Britain’s ...
    Air Date 1/24/2018
    0:52:59
  • NOVA -- First Face of America
    S45 E4: First Face of America
    One unlucky day 13,000 years ago, a slight, malnourished teenager missed her ...
    One unlucky day 13,000 years ago, a slight, malnourished teenager missed her footing and tumbled to the bottom of a 100-foot pit deep inside a cave in Mexico’s Yucatán. Rising seas flooded the cave ...
    Air Date 1/3/2018
    0:53:06
  • NOVA -- The Impossible Flight
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    S45 E3: The Impossible Flight
    On March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse II took off from Abu Dhabi on one of the ...
    On March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse II took off from Abu Dhabi on one of the greatest aviation adventures of our time: the first solar-powered flight around the world. Together with a team of brilliant ...
    Air Date 1/3/2018
    1:53:12
  • NOVA -- Bird Brain
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    S44 E20: Bird Brain
    Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, ...
    Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can “read” human faces, and crows that can solve multi-step puzzles with tools like pebbles, sticks, ...
    Air Date 12/20/2017
    0:53:30
  • NOVA -- Black Hole Apocalypse
    S45 E1: Black Hole Apocalypse
    Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re ...
    Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can actually trap light. And they’re destructive. Anything that ...
    Air Date 12/6/2017
    1:52:46
  • NOVA -- Day the Dinosaurs Died
    S44 E21: Day the Dinosaurs Died
    66 million years ago, a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering ...
    66 million years ago, a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events that coincide with the end of the dinosaurs. But experts have long debated exactly what happened when ...
    Air Date 12/6/2017
    0:53:14
  • NOVA -- Extreme Animal Weapons
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    S44 E19: Extreme Animal Weapons
    From lobster claws and dog teeth to bee stings and snake fangs, every creature ...
    From lobster claws and dog teeth to bee stings and snake fangs, every creature depends on a weapon. But some are armed to extremes that make no practical sense—whether it’s bull elks with giant ...
    Air Date 10/25/2017
    0:52:55
  • NOVA -- Killer Floods
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    S44 E18: Killer Floods
    All over the world, scientists are discovering traces of ancient floods on a ...
    All over the world, scientists are discovering traces of ancient floods on a scale that dwarfs even the most severe flood disasters of recent times. What triggered these cataclysmic floods, and could ...
    Air Date 10/17/2017
    0:54:10
  • NOVA -- Killer Hurricanes
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    S44 E17: Killer Hurricanes
    Devastating hurricanes struck the U.S. mainland and Caribbean islands in 2017. ...
    Devastating hurricanes struck the U.S. mainland and Caribbean islands in 2017. But they weren’t the first. The Great Hurricane of 1780 took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean, killing ...
    Air Date 10/11/2017
    0:53:01
  • NOVA -- Killer Volcanoes
    S44 E16: Killer Volcanoes
    NOVA follows a team of volcano sleuths as they embark on a worldwide hunt for an ...
    NOVA follows a team of volcano sleuths as they embark on a worldwide hunt for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. They look for the signature of a ...
    Air Date 10/4/2017
    0:54:00
  • NOVA -- Secrets of the Forbidden City
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    S44 E15: Secrets of the Forbidden City
    The Forbidden City is the world’s biggest and most extravagant palace complex ...
    The Forbidden City is the world’s biggest and most extravagant palace complex ever built. For five centuries, it was the power center of imperial China and survived wars, revolution, fires, and ...
    Air Date 9/27/2017
    0:53:30
  • NOVA -- Secrets of the Shining Knight
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    S44 E13: Secrets of the Shining Knight
    Once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval ...
    Once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death. NOVA challenged a blacksmith and master armorer to recreate ...
    Air Date 9/20/2017
    0:53:30
  • NOVA -- Ghosts of Stonehenge
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    S44 E14: Ghosts of Stonehenge
    Stonehenge is the grandest and most enigmatic of Europe’s prehistoric ...
    Stonehenge is the grandest and most enigmatic of Europe’s prehistoric monuments, and has inspired countless theories to explain who built it and why. Join NOVA as we reveal intimate details of the ...
    Air Date 8/31/2017
    0:53:40