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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
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Season 40
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Doomsday Volcanoes
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Jan 02, 2013
In April, 2010 the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano turned much of Europe into an ash-strewn no-fly zone, stranding millions of travelers. But was Eyjafjallajökull just the .. show full overview
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Decoding Neanderthals
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Jan 09, 2013
Examining evidence about Neanderthals that sheds light on the hominids, which died off some 30,000 years ago. Included: geneticist Svante Pääbo's 2010 reconstruction of the Neanderthal .. show full overview
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Rise of the Drones
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Jan 23, 2013
Drones. These unmanned flying robots–some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds–do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes .. show full overview
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Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby?
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Jan 30, 2013
In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh–the Lone Eagle–became the most famous human being on earth. And when he and his lovely wife .. show full overview
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Building Pharaoh's Chariot
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Feb 06, 2013
3,600-year-old reliefs in Egyptian tombs and temples depict pharaohs and warriors proudly riding into battle on horse-drawn chariots. Some historians claim that the chariot launched a .. show full overview
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Earth From Space
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Feb 13, 2013
"Earth From Space" is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA .. show full overview
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Mind of a Rampage Killer
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Feb 20, 2013
What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of .. show full overview
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Meteor Strike
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Mar 27, 2013
On February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere over Russia with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs. Within days, NOVA crews joined impact scientists in Russia as they hunted for clues about the meteor's origin and makeup.
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Ancient Computer
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Apr 03, 2013
In 1900, Greek sponge divers discovered a 2,000 year-old shipwreck containing a geared bronze mechanism whose workings have puzzled scientists for decades. New hi-tech imaging has revealed that this clockwork machine was the world's first computer.
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Australia's First 4 Billion Years - Awakening
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Apr 10, 2013
Hidden in the red hills of western Australia are clues to the mysteries of when the Earth was born, how life first arose, and how it transformed the planet.
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Australia's First 4 Billion Years - Life Explodes
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Apr 17, 2013
How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues in "Life Explodes." Half a billion years ago, Australia was still part of the .. show full overview
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Australia's First 4 Billion Years - Monsters
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Apr 24, 2013
"Monsters" begins Down Under at the dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs. Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA .. show full overview
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Australia's First 4 Billion Years - Strange Creatures
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May 01, 2013
In the wake of the catastrophic asteroid impact believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs, Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage across southern seas. With host Richard Smith, NOVA .. show full overview
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Manhunt - Boston Bombers
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May 29, 2013
NOVA follows the manhunt for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers examining the role modern technology played in the case.
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Oklahoma's Deadliest Tornadoes
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May 29, 2013
On May 20, 2013, a ferocious EF5 tornado over a mile wide tore through Moore, Oklahoma, inflicting 24 deaths and obliterating entire neighborhoods. It was the third time an exceptionally .. show full overview
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Ground Zero Supertower
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Sep 11, 2013
NOVA kicks off the fall season with a return to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. “Ground .. show full overview
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Megastorm Aftermath
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Oct 09, 2013
In October 2012, superstorm Sandy cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean and the East Coast, killing hundreds and doing tens of billions of dollars in damage. Now, one year after .. show full overview
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Making Stuff Faster
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Oct 16, 2013
Ever since humans stood on two feet we have had the basic urge to go faster. But are there physical limits to how fast we can go? David Pogue wants to find out, and in "Making Stuff .. show full overview
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Making Stuff Wilder
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Oct 23, 2013
What happens when scientists open up nature's toolbox? In "Making Stuff Wilder," David Pogue explores bold new innovations inspired by the Earth's greatest inventor, life itself. From .. show full overview
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Making Stuff Colder
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Oct 30, 2013
Cold is the new hot in this brave new world. For centuries we've fought it, shunned it, and huddled against it. Cold has always been the enemy of life, but now it may hold the key to a .. show full overview
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Making Stuff Safer
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Nov 06, 2013
The world has always been a dangerous place, so how do we increase our odds of survival? In "Making Stuff Safer," David Pogue explores the cutting-edge research of scientists and .. show full overview
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Cold Case JFK
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Nov 13, 2013
For decades, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has fueled dark rumors of conspiracies and mishandled evidence. Now, fifty years later, NOVA asks: Could modern investigators do better? .. show full overview
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At the Edge of Space
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Nov 20, 2013
Between the blue sky above and the infinite blackness beyond lies a frontier that scientists have only just begun to investigate. In "At the Edge of Space," NOVA takes viewers on a .. show full overview
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Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?
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Nov 20, 2013
The asteroid that exploded over Siberia—injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities—was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the .. show full overview

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