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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
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Season 3
3x1
Predictable Disaster
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Air date
Jan 04, 1976
It is now possible to predict earthquakes. At least two successful predictions have already been made in the United States; and the NOVA crew was present and filming while a third .. show full overview
3x2
Joey
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Air date
Jan 11, 1976
NOVA takes viewers into the world of Joey Deacon, 54 years old and a spastic since birth. Joey has lived most of his life in institutions, unable to communicate with anyone until he met .. show full overview
3x3
Meditation and the Mind
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Jan 18, 1976
What do singer Peggy Lee, New York Jets Quarterback Joe Namath and Congressman Richard Nolas have in common? They all practice a ritual called TM—Transcendental Meditation. NOVA examines the recent phenomenal success of the TM movement in America.
3x4
The Planets
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Air date
Jan 25, 1976
The last fourteen years have been a revolution in our understanding of our place in the stars, the Solar System. Beginning in 1961 with a Russian spacecraft flying to Venus, quickening .. show full overview
3x5
A Desert Place
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Air date
Feb 01, 1976
NOVA explores the mysterious ecosystem of the desert: a snowstorm; a lashing summer monsoon; and the emergence—in a pool created only minutes before—of a pair of adult spadefoot toads. .. show full overview
3x6
A Small Imperfection
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Feb 08, 1976
Every year, some 5,000 babies are born in the US with spina bifida, a congenital abnormality of the central nervous system. NOVA explores the mystery of what causes spina bifida and .. show full overview
3x7
Ninety Degrees Below
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Air date
Feb 15, 1976
There's one place on earth where no one will ever catch a cold. And the freezing waters are so bitter there that a fish has been discovered to have developed its own anti-freeze. NOVA explores Antarctica—the coldest desert in the world.
3x8
The Race for the Double Helix
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Air date
Mar 07, 1976
Author Isaac Asimov joins NOVA in the retelling of the remarkable story of the discovery of the structure of DNA. James Watson and his ex-colleague Francis Crick exchange memories of the .. show full overview
3x9
The Renewable Tree
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Air date
Mar 07, 1976
Each Sunday edition of the New York Times consumes 153 acres of trees. The paper packs, napkins, paper cups and packing used by McDonald's gobble up 315 square miles of trees every day. .. show full overview
3x10
The Williamsburgh File
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Air date
Mar 14, 1976
NOVA joins chief archaeologist, Ivor Noel Hume, of Colonial Williamsburg, VA, for a fascinating glimpse of the lifestyles of the founders of this country, complete with detailed .. show full overview
3x11
The Overworked Miracle
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Air date
Mar 21, 1976
Today we take antibiotics for granted, and by doing so are steadily eroding their medical value. NOVA examines the problem of resistance to antibiotics in the bacteria they are designed to kill.
3x12
The Transplant Experiment
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Air date
Apr 11, 1976
Dr. Norman Shumway of Stanford University has performed more heart transplants than any other heart surgeon. NOVA explores those extraordinary days in 1968-69 when it appeared that .. show full overview
3x13
The Underground Movement
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Air date
Apr 18, 1976
NOVA explores life underground, from foxes and badgers through moles and worms down to the myriad of micro-organisms that make soil the most complex substrate for life on earth. Included .. show full overview
3x14
Hunters of the Seal
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Air date
May 02, 1976
NOVA shows the Netsilik eskimoes of Pelly Bay and their traditional way of life and what happens when Western civilization is imposed upon them.
3x15
Benjamin
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Air date
May 09, 1976
Benjamin is a healthy, normal baby, whom we meet at birth and whose first year of life provides the backbone of this revealing NOVA about early child development.
3x16
The Women Rebel
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Air date
May 23, 1976
Margaret Sanger was responsible almost single-handedly for changing the whole attitude of the male-dominated medical profession towards "women's issues" and, above all, for gaining .. show full overview
3x17
Death of a Disease
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Air date
Jun 06, 1976
As late as 1967, smallpox struck as many as 15 million people in 43 countries and killed an estimated two or three million. Experts now believe that the disease is on the verge of .. show full overview
3x18
Inside the Shark
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Air date
Jun 13, 1976
The "Jaws" phenomenon has given sharks a bad name. But is the shark really such a barbarian? NOVA looks at the lifestyle of this remarkable survivor from the days when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
3x19
The Genetic Chance
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Air date
Jun 20, 1976
Recent scientific developments have made it possible to detect a wide variety of defects in unborn babies. NOVA focuses on the ethical question that must be considered: What defines a .. show full overview
3x20 Season finale
The Case of the Bermuda Triangle
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Air date
Jun 27, 1976
Since 1945, hundreds of ships and planes and thousands of people have mysteriously disappeared in an area of the Atlantic Ocean off of Florida, known as the Bermuda Triangle. NOVA penetrates the mystery of the terrifying Bermuda Triangle.

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