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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 23, Episode 8 The Race to Catch Buckyball

First Aired: December 19, 1995

Following scientists' competitive search for a newly theorized stable form of pure carbon named after Buckminster Fuller for its structural similarity to Fuller's geodesic domes. Included: "buckyball" implications for superconductors and cleaner fuels; controversies concerning the theory.

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Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef

Season 23, Episode 7

November 28, 1995

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Can Buildings Make You Sick?

Season 23, Episode 9

December 26, 1995

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