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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 15, Episode 13 Why Planes Burn

First Aired: February 9, 1988

Airplane safety is examined. Included: alternatives to fueling planes with kerosene; evacuation research in the U.S. and Britain; and passenger smoke hoods.

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How to Create Junk Food

Season 15, Episode 12

January 26, 1988

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Battles in the War on Cancer: Turning the Tide

Season 15, Episode 14

February 23, 1988

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