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Nova

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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 22, Episode 23 Mystery of the Senses: Taste

First Aired: February 21, 1995

Author Diane Ackerman probes "Taste" in Part 3 of "Mystery of the Senses." Included: theories of how taste buds developed in humans; the role of ceremonial meals. Also: the allure of chocolate; fugu, a sometimes-lethal Japanese seafood delicacy.