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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 966
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Season 45
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Black Hole Apocalypse - Black Hole Universe
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Jan 10, 2018
Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can trap light. And they’re destructive, swallowing .. show full overview
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The Impossible Flight
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Jan 31, 2018
For the first time, two intrepid pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world.
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First Face of America
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Feb 07, 2018
The remains of a 13,000-year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager are located in an underwater cave in Mexico. One unlucky day 13,000 years ago, a slight, malnourished teenager .. show full overview
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Great Escape at Dunkirk
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Feb 14, 2018
As France fell to the German armies in May 1940, 300,000 Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Their annihilation seemed certain - a disaster that could have led to .. show full overview
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Prediction by the Numbers
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Feb 28, 2018
Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and .. show full overview
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Decoding the Weather Machine
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Apr 18, 2018
Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. .. show full overview
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NOVA Wonders What Are Animals Saying?
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Apr 25, 2018
From singing whales and squeaking bats to thumping spiders and clicking dolphins, the world is filled with the exotic sounds of our fellow creatures. What are they saying? Can we decode .. show full overview
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NOVA Wonders: Are We Alone?
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May 09, 2018
The search for extraterrestrial life is an age-old quest. But recent breakthroughs make today an era like no other in the history of astronomy. From the exhilarating probing of our own .. show full overview
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NOVA Wonders: What's the Universe Made Of?
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May 30, 2018
The universe is hiding something. In fact, it is hiding a lot. Everything we experience on Earth, the stars and galaxies we see in the cosmos—all the “normal” matter and energy that we .. show full overview
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Rise of the Superstorms
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Jun 27, 2018
In just one devastating month, Houston, Florida, and the Caribbean were changed forever. In summer 2017, three monster hurricanes swept in from the Atlantic one after another, shattering .. show full overview
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Transplanting Hope
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Sep 26, 2018
The experience of organ donation, including patients who need transplants and families who make the choice to donate organs of deceased family members; the critical shortage of organs; research into "organs by design."
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Operation Bridge Rescue
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Oct 03, 2018
Follow the race to rebuild the Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th century American engineering, destroyed by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Watch a team of elite craftsmen .. show full overview
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Volatile Earth: Volcano on Fire
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Oct 10, 2018
Climb with volcano experts to the summit of Nyiragongo, a highly active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Twice in recent memory it has erupted, devastating Goma, a .. show full overview
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Volatile Earth: Volcano on the Brink
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Oct 10, 2018
Explore Nyamuragira, one of the world’s most active and mysterious volcanoes in Africa. Decades of civil strife have prevented scientists from investigating the volcano, but a brief .. show full overview
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Addiction
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Oct 17, 2018
Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a .. show full overview
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Flying Supersonic
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Oct 24, 2018
NOVA takes you inside the historic international race to develop the first supersonic airliner, the Concorde. Hear stories from those inside the choreographed effort to design and build .. show full overview
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Last B-24
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Nov 07, 2018
Underwater archaeologists and technical divers excavate the wreckage of the B-24 Liberator bomber Tulsamerican in hopes of finding out what happened to the three airmen who went missing when the plane crashed off the coast of Croatia in 1944.
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Thai Cave Rescue
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Nov 14, 2018
In July 2018, the world held its breath as an international team of cave divers endeavored to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded deep in a flooded cave in Thailand. Follow .. show full overview
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World’s Fastest Animal
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Nov 21, 2018
Peregrine falcons are examined in order to learn how they achieve such incredible speed.
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Apollo’s Daring Mission
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Dec 26, 2018
Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The U.S. space program suffered a bitter setback when Apollo 1 ended in a deadly .. show full overview

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