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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 25, Episode 14 The Brain Eater

First Aired: February 10, 1998

"The Brain Eater" reports on the medical community's research into the origins of, and potential cures for, "mad-cow disease." Included: how the plague was spread among British cattle; the variant that infected several British citizens; the U.S.'s 1989 ban on British beef.