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Why sharks attack secrets of the great white

To separate fact from fear, Nova teams with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to uncover the science behind the great white's hunting instincts. With shark populations plummeting, scientists race t...

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...

Ship that changed the world

Some five centuries ago, a major revolution overturned traditional ship designs. In just a few years, ships were transformed from small coastal-bound transports into massive ocean-going vessels capable of long-distance e...

The next Pompeii

In the shadow of Vesuvius, a lesser-known volcano rumbles: Campi Flegrei. An eruption could endanger the millions of residents of the city of Naples. Scientists gain new insights into what happened in nearby Pompeii, and...

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 ...

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...

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.

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...

Can we cool the planet?

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

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 ...

Mysteries of sleep

Whether it's electric lights, addiction to digital devices, or just the fast pace of modern life, one thing is clear: it seems to be getting harder to get a good night's sleep. Almost 50 percent of Americans say they can...

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...

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.

Killer hurricanes

Killer Hurricanes pursues the riddle of an 18th century Caribbean super storm that killed 20,000, the highest known death toll of any single weather event. To reconstruct its epic scale and investigate what made it so de...

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...

Wonders

Reporting from the frontiers of science, follow researchers on the winding paths of uncertainty and the unknown. From the mysteries of astrophysics to the technologies that could rival or surpass the abilities of the hum...

Nature's fear factor

When top predators disappeared from Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, other animals fell into unusual patterns. Now scientists are reintroducing wild dogs to restore the park's 'landscape of fear' and with it the nat...

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 ...

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