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Inside the megafire

"NOVA tells the stories of residents who had to flee for their lives during the 2018 California fire season. Scientists race to understand what's behind the rise of the record-breaking megafires and investigate how fores...

Saving Notre Dame

When the Notre Dame cathedral caught fire in April 2019, Paris came very close to losing over 800 years of history, Now engineers are in a different race against time: to rebuild the roof and secure the medieval structur...

Hindenburg the new evidence

On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg, the world's largest airship, ignited in a giant fireball as it prepared to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey - a disaster immortalized by searing newsreel footage and Herbert Morrison's unforg...

At the edge of space

Between the blue sky above us and the infinite blackness of space lies a frontier full of enigmas that scientists have only just begun to investigate. It takes viewers on an exploration to probe the earth-space boundary ...

First horse warriors

In a spectacular adventure, NOVA unlocks the mystery on the vast, grassy plains of Kazakhstan, where horses still roam free, and nomadic herders follow their traditional way of life. Investigating clues from archaeology ...

Dead Sea scroll detectives

They are one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. First discovered in a cave by a Bedouin shepherd boy in 1947, these fragile parchment relics were written around the time of Christ two millennia ago and inc...

Alien planets revealed

It's a golden age for planet hunters: recently, they've discovered more than 750 planets orbiting stars beyond the sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. What would that li...

Memory hackers

Discover how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change, and even erase memories. On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, NOVA investigates the mysterious nature of how we remember.

The truth about fat

Scientists are coming to understand fat as a fascinating and dynamic organ - one whose size has more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Through real life stories of hunter-gatherers, sumo wrestlers, a...

Beyond the elements

Episode One: Reactions Just about every solid, liquid, or gas in the world begins with reactions between individual atoms and molecules. David Pogue dives into the transformative world of chemical reactions, from the com...

The planets

Among the stars in the night sky wander the eight-plus worlds of the solar system, each home to truly awe-inspiring sights. Volcanoes three times higher than Everest, geysers erupting with icy plumes, cyclones larger tha...

The fabric of the cosmos

Using humor, everyday examples and computer animation for the more abstract concepts, author and physicist Brian Greene explains complex theories of the universe and the focus of his research, string theory.

A to Z. The first alphabet How writing changed the world

The First Alphabet: Follow the evolution of the written word, from millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to modern-day alphabets.

Human nature

Our DNA can determine attributes from eye color to medical predispositions. An extraordinary technology called CRISPR allows us to edit human DNA, possibly eliminating genetic diseases or choosing our children's features...

Looking for life on Mars

Follow along as NASA launches the Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt ever for signs of life on Mars. For the first time, in February 2021, a rover will attempt a risky landing in Jezero Crater, the covete...

Dawn of humanity

Nova and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors. Deep in a South African cave, a special team of experts has brought to light an unprecedented wealth of ...

Can we cool the planet?

Examines various emerging technologies and their capacity to address the world's rising temperatures and control heat.

Eagle power

Eagles dominate the skies. But what makes these predators so special? Researchers put one eagle to the test, and stunning up-close footage reveals her incredible strength, eyesight, and flying skills.

Australia's first 4 billion years

Of all continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. With help from high-energy host and geologist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters ...

Secrets in our DNA

Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA, hoping to obtain clues to family origins and forecasts of their future health. Some users have found family members ...

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