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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
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Season 44
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Secrets of the Sky Tombs
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Jan 04, 2017
The towering Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that humanity settled. Scaling sheer cliff sides, a team of daring scientists hunts for clues to how ancient people found their .. show full overview
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Secrets of the Sky Tombs
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Jan 04, 2017
Scientists explore mountain tombs in the Himalayas, revealing ancient secrets about the people who settled there, including rituals to ward off restless spirits.
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The Nuclear Option
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Jan 11, 2017
Scientists and engineers work to control a nuclear renaissance five years after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
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The Nuclear Option
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Jan 11, 2017
Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to .. show full overview
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Search for the Super Battery
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Feb 01, 2017
David Pogue investigates how batteries work and what the future may hold for technical innovation.
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Search for the Super Battery
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Feb 01, 2017
We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating .. show full overview
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Ultimate Cruise Ship
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Feb 08, 2017
Shipbuilders in Italy work around the clock to build the Seven Seas Explorer, the world's largest and most luxurious cruise ship.
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Ultimate Cruise Ship
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Feb 08, 2017
Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate .. show full overview
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The Origami Revolution
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Feb 15, 2017
The art of origami reshapes the world, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions.
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The Origami Revolution
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Feb 15, 2017
The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution. The rules of folding are at the heart of many natural .. show full overview
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Why Trains Crash
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Feb 22, 2017
Investigators study wreckage of train accidents; safety experts test crash prevention designs.
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Why Trains Crash
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Feb 22, 2017
From derailments to head-on collisions to drivers killed at road crossings, deadly train accidents claim dozens of lives each year. But just how unsafe are the railroads? NOVA .. show full overview
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Holocaust Escape Tunnel
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Apr 19, 2017
Archaeologists discover a tunnel near Vilnius, Lithuania, which served as an escape route for Jews fleeing the Nazis during World War II.
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Holocaust Escape Tunnel
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Apr 19, 2017
For centuries, the Lithuanian city of Vilna was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world, earning the title “Jerusalem of the North” until World War II, when the Nazis .. show full overview
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Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb
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Apr 26, 2017
Engineers build a dome to contain the crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor.
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Chinese Chariot Revealed
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May 17, 2017
Design secrets that made chariots a war machine for hundreds of years; how they were used and how they helped unify China.
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Poisoned Water
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May 31, 2017
The water crisis in Flint, Mich., brings awareness to the vulnerabilities of water systems across the U.S.
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Eclipse Over America
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Aug 21, 2017
The history of eclipse science and research into the solar corona.
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Eclipse Over America
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Aug 21, 2017
On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans will witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. As in all total solar eclipses, the moon will .. show full overview
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Death Dive to Saturn
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Sep 13, 2017
The Cassini space probe attempts to dive between the innermost ring and top of Saturn's atmosphere.
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Secrets of the Shining Knight
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Oct 04, 2017
A re-engineering of Greenwich armor to get a sense of what it was like to be a knight and how the armor was manufactured in medieval times.
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Ghosts of Stonehenge
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Oct 11, 2017
Archaeological digs reveal new clues as to who built Stonehenge and why.
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Secrets of the Forbidden City
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Oct 18, 2017
The architectural design of Beijing's ancient complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.
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Killer Volcanoes
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Oct 25, 2017
The hunt for a volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze includes geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.
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Killer Hurricanes
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Nov 01, 2017
Researching the Great Hurricane of 1780, which blasted its way across the Caribbean, why it was so dangerous and the potential for more mega-storms in the future.
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Killer Floods
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Nov 08, 2017
All over the world, scientists are discovering traces of ancient floods on a scale that dwarfs even the most severe flood disasters of recent times. What triggered these cataclysmic .. show full overview
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Killer Floods
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Nov 08, 2017
Efforts to uncover the geologic footprints of colossal megafloods in Iceland and on the seabed of the English Channel.
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Extreme Animal Weapons
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Nov 22, 2017
From lobster claws and dog teeth to bee stings and snake fangs, every creature depends on a weapon. But some are armed to extremes that make no practical sense—whether it’s bull elks .. show full overview
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Extreme Animal Weapons
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Nov 22, 2017
Why some animals have extreme armaments, including claws, horns, fangs and stings.
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Bird Brain
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Dec 20, 2017
Call somebody a “bird brain,” and you’re not delivering them a compliment. But as NOVA shows, birds turn out to have advanced problem-solving skills that we usually assume are unique to .. show full overview
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Bird Brain
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Dec 20, 2017
Scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers that reveal acute intelligence.
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Day The Dinosaurs Died
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Dec 27, 2017
A seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth 66 million years ago, triggering a chain of events that coincide with the end of the dinosaurs. But experts have long debated exactly what .. show full overview
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Day the Dinosaurs Died
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Dec 27, 2017
Scientists discover new clues as to the catastrophe that ended the reign of the dinosaurs on Earth.

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