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NOVA

Secrets in our DNA

Season 48 Episode 1

Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA. But what happens once the sample is in the hands of testing companies, and how accurate are their results? NOVA explores the power of genetic data to reveal family connections, ancestry, and health risks—and even solve criminal cold cases.

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang

Venture back to the birth of space and time as NOVA probes the mystery of the Big Bang.
Season 48 Episode 19
NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes

Take a seat on the ultimate thrill ride as NOVA explores the universe’s strangest objects.
Season 48 Episode 18
NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds

Visit exotic worlds orbiting distant suns as NOVA tackles the big question: are we alone?
Season 48 Episode 17
NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way

Explore the wonders and mysteries of our galaxy—the giant city of stars we call home.
Season 48 Episode 16
NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars
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NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars

Voyage to discover the sun’s place in a grand cycle of birth, death and renewal.
Season 48 Episode 15
Edible Insects
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53:28
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Edible Insects

Take a tasty look at insect foods that could benefit our health and our warming planet.
Season 48 Episode 14