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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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Sun Feb 1 5:00pm
Sinkholes: Buried Alive(Season 42, Episode 13) PBS

Sinkholes are examined. The collapses can be gradual or sudden; and occur when carbon dioxide in the air dissolves in rainwater and forms an acid that weakens limestone and other water-soluble rocks beneath the soil. Included: video of dramatic collapses.

Sun Feb 8 5:00pm
Vaccines: Calling the Shots(Season 42, Episode 1) PBS

An examination of vaccines and why they're important. In addition to explaining how vaccines work, the report discusses the concerns and misinformation that surround them; and details the risks to both children and society if people forgo immunization, whi (more…)

Wed Feb 11 9:00pm
Colosseum: Roman Death TrapNew(Season 42, Episode 14) PBS

Archaeologists and engineers employ ancient Roman techniques to build a 25-foot lifting machine and trap-door system similar to those used in the Colosseum, where ancient texts claim wild animals emerged, as if by magic, from beneath the floor to attack gl (more…)

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