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The program probes the deep mysteries of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful celestial explosions since the big bang.
The film probes the enigma of our Neanderthal cousins and the roots of our own ancestry.
This explosive NOVA presents the colorful history of pyrotechnics and reveals how hi-tech firing systems are transforming public displays into a dazzling, split-second science.
The program chronicles the lives and covert activities of the so-called "atom spies" in the 1940's, including the big one that got away, Theodore Alvin Hall.
A paleontological tour-de-force and suspenseful scientific detective story, the program documents the search for the ancestor of all four-limbed animals, including humans.
In October and November 1999, NOVA journeyed into ice-choked Antarctic waters and onto the shores of rugged Elephant and South Georgia Islands as we followed in the footsteps of Sir .. show full overview
Can lessons learned from the Twin Towers' collapse make new buildings safer?
In the program, NOVA accompanies the men and women of a wildland firefighting crew known as the Arrowhead Hotshots as they battle one of the most destructive wildfire seasons ever, the summer of 2000.
Doctors combat the deadliest for of meningitis which strikes young people out of the blue.
Toxic caverns teaming with strange life-forms spark a brand new theory about how caves form.
Experts rescue priceless mosaics from an ancient city that is about to disappear beneath a reservoir.
In this two-hour special, NOVA celebrates the story of the father of modern science and his struggle to get Church authorities to accept the truth of his astonishing discoveries. The .. show full overview
In January 1993, six scientists and three hikers were scalded and crushed to death when they ventured into the smoking mouth of the active volcano Galeras in Colombia, confident that no .. show full overview
Experts struggle to save the City of Canals before it vanishes beneath the waves.
For nine months in 2000, Tom Hart Dyke was a captive of guerrillas who seized him while he was collecting wild orchids in the Colombian rain forest. Now Hart Dyke is at it again in the .. show full overview
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