Nova

1974, TV Show

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Latest Episode: Zeppelin Terror Attack

Jan 15, 2014 Season 41 Episode 11 watch on (Paid)

From PBS - In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. The aircraft delivering the lethal payloads weren’t planes, they were Zeppelins, enormous airships, some the length of two football fields. With a team of engineers, explosives experts, and historians, NOVA investigates the secrets behind these deadly war machines.

Mount St. Helens: Back from the Dead

May 04, 2010 Season 37 Episode 19

When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried beneath 300 feet of avalanche debris, covered with steaming mud, and finally, topped with a superheated layer of frothy rock from deep within the earth. It seemed as though Mount St. Helens might remain a wasteland forever. When biologist Charlie Crisafulli first flew over the disaster zone, finding no sign of life, little did he realize that his own life would be forever changed. Crisafulli has remained at the site for 27 years, documenting the dramatic return of plant and animal life to the barren landscape and pioneering a new understanding of the interaction between geologic forces and the life surrounding the mountain. NOVA brings viewers on an inspiring journey of a landscape brought back from the dead.
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Mind Over Money

Apr 27, 2010 Season 37 Episode 18

Can markets be rational when humans aren't?
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Telescope: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever Expanding Uni...

Apr 06, 2010 Season 37 Episode 16

(Part 2 of 2) In a two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe.
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The Pluto Files

Mar 02, 2010 Season 37 Episode 15

Take a cross-country journey to explore the rise and fall of America's favorite planet.
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Extreme Cave Diving

Feb 09, 2010 Season 37 Episode 14

Scientists journey into one of Earth's most dangerous and beautiful underwater frontiers.
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Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Feb 02, 2010 Season 37 Episode 13

Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven’t been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site.
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Riddles of the Sphinx

Jan 19, 2010 Season 37 Episode 12

For 45 centuries, the Great Sphinx has cast its enigmatic gaze over Egypt’s Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering. How was it built, and who or what does it represent? NOVA’s expert team of archaeologists carries out experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor that was invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.
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Building Pharaoh's Ship

Jan 12, 2010 Season 37 Episode 11

A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt’s most impressive temples, mere myth—or was it a reality? NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown in the mysterious carving, and then finally launch it in to the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.
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Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land

Jan 04, 2010 Season 37 Episode 10

Israel's remote Cave of Letters holds clues to a Jewish uprising against the Romans.
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What Darwin Never Knew

Dec 29, 2009 Season 37 Episode 9

One hundred and fifty years later, scientists decode nature's greatest mysteries.
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What Are Dreams?

Nov 24, 2009 Season 37 Episode 8

What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams. Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious world we escape to at night.
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Becoming Human: Last Human Standing

Nov 17, 2009 Season 37 Episode 7

NOVA probes a wave of dramatic new evidence, based partly on cutting-edge DNA analysis, that reveals new insights into how we became the creative and "behaviorally modern" humans of today.
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Becoming Human: Birth of Humanity

Nov 10, 2009 Season 37 Episode 6

This program tackles the mysteries of how our ancestors managed to survive in a savannah teeming with vicious predators, and when and why we first left our African cradle to colonize every corner of the Earth.
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Becoming Human: First Steps

Nov 03, 2009 Season 37 Episode 5

The first program explores fresh clues about our earliest ancestors in Africa, including the stunningly complete fossil nicknamed "Lucy's Child."
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Lizard Kings

Oct 20, 2009 Season 37 Episode 4

Meet the monitors, the largest, fiercest, and craftiest lizards on Earth.
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Hubble’s Amazing Rescue

Oct 13, 2009 Season 37 Episode 3

In the spring of 2009, NASA sent a shuttle crew on a risky mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time. The astronaut servicing team must carry out the first ever in-space repairs of Hubble’s defective instruments, a task that requires ingenious engineering fixes and the most intensive NASA spacewalk ever. NOVA presents the inside story of the mission and the extraordinary challenges faced by the rescue crew.
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