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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 36, Episode 12 Rat Attack

First Aired: February 24, 2009

An investigation of an odd phenomenon that occurs in the remote Indian state of Mizoram, where an indigenous species of bamboo blooms every 48 years, fueling a growth in the rat population. The result: The rodents run amok and eat crops, which in turn can cause famine.

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Season 36, Episode 11

February 3, 2009

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Extreme Ice

Season 36, Episode 13

March 24, 2009