• Score 9.1
  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
  • Followers: 299
  • Rank #1404
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  • PBS
  • Wednesday at 9

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Season 2
2x1
Why Do Birds Sing?
Episode overview
Air date
Nov 03, 1974
NOVA travels to forests and marshes to discover why birds sing and finds surprising parallels with the acquisition of speech in humans.
2x2
How Much Do You Smell?
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Air date
Nov 10, 1974
Many insects and some mammals use smell as a primary means of communication. NOVA explains how, for example, the entire economy of an ant's nest is organized by smell, and how some moths .. show full overview
2x3
The Hunting Of The Quark
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Air date
Nov 17, 1974
Smashing matter into ever smaller pieces in an attempt to find its fundamental building blocks has produced a confused nightmare of particles. NOVA looks at this on-again, off-again .. show full overview
2x4
The Secrets of Sleep
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Air date
Nov 24, 1974
Most of us spend one-third of our lives in a state of which we understand remarkably little—some people sleep for only a few minutes a night, and function perfectly well, while others .. show full overview
2x5
Inside The Golden Gate
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Air date
Dec 01, 1974
NOVA joins a team of U.S. Geological Survey scientists on a mission to find out just how San Francisco Bay works: its physics, its chemistry and its biology.
2x6
The Men Who Painted Caves
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Air date
Dec 08, 1974
Just why did Cro-Magnon man living in France's Dordogne Valley some 15,000 years ago take time out from the desperate business of survival to paint pictures in inaccessible corners of .. show full overview
2x7
Red Sea Coral
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Air date
Dec 15, 1974
NOVA joins a group of English biologists living literally on a platform in the middle of the Red Sea, who for several years have been studying the crown-of-thorns starfish, notorious for .. show full overview
2x8
War From The Air
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Air date
Jan 05, 1975
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2x9
What Time Is Your Body?
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Air date
Jan 12, 1975
Have you ever sensed that your body reacts differently at different times of the day? NOVA examines the best and worsetimes for work, good times for sex drives and your body's most reactive time of day for alcohol consumption.
2x10
The Rise And Fall Of DDT
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Air date
Jan 19, 1975
Has the case against DDT been proven? A strange question, perhaps, to be asking one year after the US has banned the insecticide, but NOVA dares to ask. Tracing the history of DDT from .. show full overview
2x11
Take The World From Another Point Of View
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Air date
Feb 02, 1975
NOVA profiles two very different scientists: Richard Feynman, a theoretical physicist, at the pinnacle of his career—a Nobel prizewinner; and Richard Lewontin, a biologist and highly regarded population geneticist from Harvard University.
2x12
The Lysenko Affair
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Air date
Feb 09, 1975
NOVA explores T.D. Lynsenko's rise to power in the Soviet Union in the early 20th century, and how it affected plant genetic research in the USSR.
2x13
The Tuaregs
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Air date
Feb 16, 1975
High in the Hoggar Mountains, in the exact center of the Sahara desert, lives Sidi Mohammed and his family: children, grandchildren, cousins and a few former slave women. Their .. show full overview
2x14
The Plutonium Connection
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Air date
Mar 09, 1975
How likely is it that a terrorist group will steal plutonium intended for nuclear reactor fuel and put together a blackmail weapon of unprecedented power in the shape of a homemade atom .. show full overview
2x15
The Other Way
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Air date
Mar 16, 1975
Since the Industrial Revolution, bigger has been better. NOVA profiles E.F. Schumacher, the author of Small is Beautiful, who thinks that enough is enough; that the time has come for .. show full overview
2x16
The Lost World Of The Maya
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Air date
Mar 30, 1975
For over a thousand years the Mayan civilization grew and flourished in the rain forests of Central America. Discovered and finally destroyed by the Spanish Conquistadors, it was lost .. show full overview
2x17 Season finale
Will the Fishing Have to Stop?
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Air date
Apr 06, 1975
Fish is an excellent source of protein; it could help ease the growing international food shortage. But in 1972 the total world fish catch dropped. NOVA explores the possible reasons for this decline.

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