• Score 9.1
  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
  • Followers: 299
  • Rank #1404
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The Making of a Natural History Film
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Jan 04, 1983
To celebrate its 10th broadcast season, NOVA repeats the very first NOVA program every aired, a fascinating and delightful program about how wildlife films are made.
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Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales
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Oct 11, 1983
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The Artificial Heart
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Oct 18, 1983
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Talking Turtle
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Oct 25, 1983
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Papua New Guinea: Anthropology on Trial
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Nov 01, 1983
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To Live Until You Die: The Work of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
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Nov 08, 1983
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A Magic Way of Going: The Story of Thoroughbreds
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Nov 15, 1983
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A Normal Face: The Wonders of Plastic Surgery
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Nov 22, 1983
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Captives of Care
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Nov 29, 1983
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Twenty-Five Years in Space
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Dec 06, 1983
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Nuclear Strategy for Beginners
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Dec 13, 1983
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The Climate Crisis
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Dec 20, 1983
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Eyes Over China
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Dec 27, 1983
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Alcoholism: Life Under the Influence
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Jan 10, 1984
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Mystery of the Senses: Hearing
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Feb 19, 1995
Why do some people crave chocolate? Why does music make some people cry at the movies? How did kissing begin? Mystery of the Senses, a five-part NOVA special airing over four .. show full overview
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Mystery of the Senses: Hearing
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Feb 19, 1995
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Mystery of the Senses: Smell
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Feb 20, 1995
Why do some people crave chocolate? Why does music make some people cry at the movies? How did kissing begin? Mystery of the Senses, a five-part NOVA special airing over four .. show full overview
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Mystery of the Senses: Smell
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Feb 20, 1995
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Mystery of the Senses: Taste
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Feb 21, 1995
Why do some people crave chocolate? Why does music make some people cry at the movies? How did kissing begin? Mystery of the Senses, a five-part NOVA special airing over four .. show full overview
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Mystery of the Senses: Taste
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Feb 21, 1995
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Mystery of the Senses: Touch
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Feb 22, 1995
Why do some people crave chocolate? Why does music make some people cry at the movies? How did kissing begin? Mystery of the Senses, a five-part NOVA special airing over four .. show full overview
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Mystery of the Senses: Vision
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Feb 22, 1995
Why do some people crave chocolate? Why does music make some people cry at the movies? How did kissing begin? Mystery of the Senses, a five-part NOVA special airing over four .. show full overview
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Mystery of the Senses: Touch
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Feb 22, 1995
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Mystery of the Senses: Vision
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Feb 23, 1995
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To The Moon
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Jul 13, 1999
The mission seemed impossible, the odds astronomical, but the results were spectacular. NOVA presents the fascinating story behind the Apollo space program, including the historic walk .. show full overview
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Everest: Mystery of Mallory and Irvine
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Oct 06, 1999
A 1986 report tracing a mysterious 1924 attempt to climb Mount Everest. Britons George Mallory and Andrew Irvine were spotted less than 1000 feet from the summit, but were never seen .. show full overview
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Evolution - Darwin's Dangerous Idea
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Jan 01, 2002
Why does Charles Darwin's ''dangerous idea'' matter more today than ever, and how does it explain the past and predict the future of life on Earth? The first show interweaves the drama .. show full overview
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Evolution - Great Transformations
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Jan 01, 2002
What underlies the incredible diversity of life on Earth? How have complex life forms evolved? The journey from water to land, the return of land mammals to the sea, and the emergence of .. show full overview
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Evolution - Extinction
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Jan 01, 2002
Five mass extinctions have occurred since life began on Earth. Are humans causing the next mass extinction? And what does evolutionary theory predict for the world we will leave to our descendants?
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Evolution - The Evolutionary Arms Race
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Jan 01, 2002
Survival of the fittest: Raw competition? Intense cooperation? Both are essential. Interactions between and within species are among the most powerful evolutionary forces on Earth, and understanding them may be a key to our own survival.
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Evolution - Why Sex?
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Jan 01, 2002
In evolutionary terms, sex is more important than life itself. Sex fuels evolutionary change by adding variation to the gene pool. The powerful urge to pass our genes on to the next .. show full overview
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Evolution - The Mind's Big Bang
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Jan 01, 2002
Fifty thousand years ago, something happened -- the modern human mind emerged, triggering a creative, technological, and social explosion. What forces contributed to that breakthrough? Where might our power of mind ultimately lead us?
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Evolution - What About God?
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Jan 01, 2002
Of all species, we alone attempt to explain who we are and how we came to be. This final show explores the struggle between science and religion. Through the personal stories of students and teachers, it offers the view that they are compatible.
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Making the Elegant Universe
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Nov 04, 2003
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Can We Make It To Mars?
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Jan 19, 2011
Can humans survive a trip to Mars and back that could take two to three years? This episode of NOVA scienceNOW examines all of the perils of this journey, including deadly meteoroids, .. show full overview
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Ice Age Death Trap
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Feb 01, 2012
Archaeologists discover a site in the Rockies that features preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other extinct beasts. The find provides a glimpse of life during the Ice Age.
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Hunting the Edge of Space
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Jun 20, 2012
n this two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. What began as a curiosity—two .. show full overview
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Inside Animal Minds: Birds
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Apr 09, 2014
When it comes to intelligence, we humans are clearly the most gifted animals around. But what make us so special? Is it our ability to make and use tools? To solve complex problems? Or .. show full overview
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Inside Animal Minds: Dogs
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Apr 16, 2014
What is it like to be a dog, a shark, or a bird? Long the subject of human daydreams, this question is now getting serious attention from scientists who study animal senses. The senses .. show full overview
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Inside Animal Minds: Smartest
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Apr 23, 2014
What makes an animal smart? What forces of evolution drive brains to become more complex? Many scientists believe the secret lies in our relationships. Throughout the animal kingdom, .. show full overview
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Eclipse Over America
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Aug 21, 2017
On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans witnessed the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. As in all total solar eclipses, the moon blocked the .. show full overview
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Blood Sugar Rising: America's Hidden Diabetes Epidemic
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Apr 15, 2020
Blood Sugar Rising follows the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the US, costing more than $325 billion each year. Blood Sugar .. show full overview
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Blood Sugar Rising: America's Hidden Diabetes Epidemic
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Apr 15, 2020
Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the U.S., costing more than $325 billion each year. It's now predicted that one in three children born since 2000 will develop .. show full overview
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Blood Sugar Rising America's Hidden Diabetes Epidemic
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Apr 15, 2020
NOVA recommends the documentary, "Blood Sugar Rising," which follows the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the country, costing .. show full overview
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Blood Sugar Rising
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Apr 15, 2020
"Blood Sugar Rising" follows the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the country, costing more than $325 billion each year. The .. show full overview
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The Molecule That Made Us: Pulse
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Apr 20, 2020
'Pulse' opens on the rock and ice of Greenland, where geologist Stephen Mojzsis shares a new theory on how water first arrived on Planet Earth. See the world’s longest insect migration, .. show full overview
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The Molecule That Made Us: Civilizations
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Apr 29, 2020
'Civilizations' turns our ‘water lens’ on human history. Starting in Ancient Egypt, it charts the critical role water plays in history, and around the world we see the birth of .. show full overview
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The Molecule That Made Us: Crisis
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May 06, 2020
'Crisis' examines how the planet’s changing water cycle is forcing us to change our relationship with water. An increasingly, globalized agricultural industry is turning precious water .. show full overview
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Parentalogic: The Science of Breastmilk and Formula
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Aug 31, 2020
Parenting is full of obstacles that can be hard to navigate—even without a toddler yelling at your face. There’s no instruction manual, which means discerning fact from fiction and reasonable from ridiculous can be maddening.
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Gene-Editing Reality Check
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Sep 04, 2020
CRISPR gene-editing technology is advancing quickly. What can it do now and in the future?
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Gene-Editing Reality Check
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Sep 04, 2020
Scientists are beginning to use CRISPR gene-editing technology to treat diseases and alter the human genome. But as research advances, the ethical dilemmas multiply. Which illnesses—and traits—should be eliminated from the human experience?
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Gene-Editing Reality Check
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Sep 04, 2020
Scientists are beginning to use CRISPR gene-editing technology to treat diseases and alter the human genome. But as research advances, the ethical dilemmas multiply. Which illnesses—and traits—should be eliminated from the human experience?
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Search Engine Breakdown
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Apr 14, 2021
Why does a widely used internet search engine deliver results that can be blatantly racist and sexist? Two leading information researchers investigate their discoveries of hidden biases in the search technology we rely on every day.
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High-Risk High-Rise
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Sep 08, 2021
Bats have been implicated in deadly epidemics such as COVID-19 and Ebola, yet scientists are discovering evidence that they may hold a key to a longer and healthier life. From caves in .. show full overview
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