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Since it explored Pluto in 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft has been zooming toward NASA’s most distant target yet. Join the mission team as the probe attempts to fly by Ultima Thule, an object 4 billion miles from Earth.
Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance,” but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from computers to cryptography. Physicists have gradually become .. show full overview
Journey to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, which sent rivers of lava through communities and into the sea when it erupted in 2018. A group of scientists and locals investigate the spike in volcano activity that turned paradise into an inferno.
New archeological evidence sheds light on the stunning engineering of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
With new technologies, NASA and private companies are promising a new renaissance in space travel.
In the shadow of Vesuvius and Pompeii, a lesser-known volcano puts the city of Naples at risk.
The Dead Sea is dying: Since 1976, its level has dropped more than 100 feet, leaving its coastline pockmarked with thousands of sinkholes. But after more than a decade of research and .. show full overview
From the front line of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history, NOVA tells the stories of residents who had to flee for their lives during the 2018 fire season. .. show full overview
Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. Scientists use archeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.
Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village. Will the remains unlock the mystery of the “Great Heathen Army,” a legendary Viking fighting force that once invaded England?
Fifty years after humans first stepped foot on the moon, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs engage in new discoveries to make life on the moon a reality.
The rocky planets have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?
Before it was the dry Red Planet, Mars was a wet world that may have had the ingredients for life.
Jupiter's massive gravitational force has made it both a wrecking ball and a protector of Earth.
Nasa's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Saturn's rings and new hope for life on one of its moons.
Beyond the bizarre, icy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, Pluto dazzles with its mysterious ocean.
In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, tragically killing 43 people. For 50 years, the iconic bridge had withstood the elements—and stress from ever-increasing traffic. What went .. show full overview
As self-driving cars take to the streets, investigate how they work, and if they are safe.
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs in a fiery global catastrophe. But we know little about how their successors, the mammals, recovered and took over the .. show full overview
New technologies unravel the Dead Sea Scrolls’ mysteries and uncover million-dollar fakes.
Discover the science behind Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces—and Mona Lisa's iconic smile.
Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in the most peaceful time in history. Journey through time and the human mind to investigate whether—and how—violence has declined. And witness how people are working to stop violence today.
How do you study giant armadillos when hardly anyone has ever seen one? Or figure out if a whale is losing weight—without getting too close? Camera and drone technologies are allowing .. show full overview
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