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Nova

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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TV Guide Rating:(206 ratings)

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Investigate the psychology of a terrorist and examine how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers.

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Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the Sun as they never have before and even re-creating what happens at the very center of the Sun. Their work will help us understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades. Secrets of the Sun reveals a bright new dawn in our understanding of our nearest star, one that might help keep our planet from going dark.

Why Ships Sink Season 39, Episode 10 Apr 18, 2012 Paid

Picking up from this winter's Costa Concordia disaster and looking both back to the Titanic disaster a century ago, and into the future of sea travel, NOVA looks at questions about cruise ship safety and the science of the ships' buoyancy.

Deadliest Tornadoes Season 39, Episode 9 Apr 11, 2012 Paid

Deadliest Tornado looks at the scientists striving to understand the forces at work behind last year's tornado outbreak. Could their work improve tornado prediction in the future? NOVA also talks to people whose lives have been upended by these extreme weather events in an effort to learn how we all can protect ourselves and our communities for the future.

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Nova Volume 8
Now in its 39th season, NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly.
NOVA Volume 16
NOVA explores headline-grabbing innovations and discoveries from our past, present and future.
NOVA Volume 16
NOVA explores headline-grabbing innovations and discoveries from our past, present and future.
NOVA Volume 14
NOVA explores headline-grabbing innovations and discoveries from our past, present and future.

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Aero engineers and carpenters attempt to replicate an ingenious escape plan from Oflag IV-C, a POW camp at Colditz Castle in Germany that held Allied officers during World War II, to see if it would have succeeded. The plan consisted of building a two-man (more…)

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: 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)

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