Mar. 03, 1974
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Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.

NOVA Season 2 (1974-1975)

2x01 2 2x01 Why Do Birds Sing?
NOVA travels to forests and marshes to discover why birds sing and finds surprising parallels with the acquisition of speech in humans.
Nov. 03, 1974
2x02 2 2x02 How Much Do You Smell?
Many insects and some mammals use smell as a primary means of communication. NOVA explains how, for example, the entire economy of an ant's nest is organized by smell, and how some ...
Nov. 10, 1974
2x03 2 2x03 Hunting of the Quark (The)
Smashing matter into ever smaller pieces in an attempt to find its fundamental building blocks has produced a confused nightmare of particles. NOVA looks at this on-again, off-again ...
Nov. 17, 1974
2x04 2 2x04 Secrets of Sleep (The)
Most of us spend one-third of our lives in a state of which we understand remarkably little—some people sleep for only a few minutes a night, and function perfectly well, while others ...
Nov. 24, 1974
2x05 2 2x05 Inside the Golden Gate
NOVA joins a team of U.S. Geological Survey scientists on a mission to find out just how San Francisco Bay works: its physics, its chemistry and its biology.
Dec. 01, 1974
2x06 2 2x06 Men Who Painted Caves (The)
Just why did Cro-Magnon man living in France's Dordogne Valley some 15,000 years ago take time out from the desperate business of survival to paint pictures in inaccessible corners ...
Dec. 08, 1974
2x07 2 2x07 Red Sea Coral
NOVA joins a group of English biologists living literally on a platform in the middle of the Red Sea, who for several years have been studying the crown-of-thorns starfish, notorious ...
Dec. 15, 1974
2x08 2 2x08 War From the Air
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Jan. 05, 1975
2x09 2 2x09 What Time is Your Body?
Have you ever sensed that your body reacts differently at different times of the day? NOVA examines the best and worsetimes for work, good times for sex drives and your body's most ...
Jan. 12, 1975
2x10 2 2x10 Rise and Fall of DDT (The)
Has the case against DDT been proven? A strange question, perhaps, to be asking one year after the US has banned the insecticide, but NOVA dares to ask. Tracing the history of DDT from ...
Jan. 19, 1975
2x11 2 2x11 Take the World From Another Point of View
NOVA profiles two very different scientists: Richard Feynman, a theoretical physicist, at the pinnacle of his career—a Nobel prizewinner; and Richard Lewontin, a biologist and highly ...
Feb. 02, 1975
2x12 2 2x12 Lysenko Affair (The)
NOVA explores T.D. Lynsenko's rise to power in the Soviet Union in the early 20th century, and how it affected plant genetic research in the USSR.
Feb. 09, 1975
2x13 2 2x13 Tuaregs (The)
High in the Hoggar Mountains, in the exact center of the Sahara desert, lives Sidi Mohammed and his family: children, grandchildren, cousins and a few former slave women. Their environment, ...
Feb. 16, 1975
2x14 2 2x14 Plutonium Connection (The)
How likely is it that a terrorist group will steal plutonium intended for nuclear reactor fuel and put together a blackmail weapon of unprecedented power in the shape of a homemade ...
Mar. 09, 1975
2x15 2 2x15 Other Way (The)
Since the Industrial Revolution, bigger has been better. NOVA profiles E.F. Schumacher, the author of Small is Beautiful, who thinks that enough is enough; that the time has come for ...
Mar. 16, 1975
2x16 2 2x16 Lost World of the Maya (The)
For over a thousand years the Mayan civilization grew and flourished in the rain forests of Central America. Discovered and finally destroyed by the Spanish Conquistadors, it was lost ...
Mar. 30, 1975
2x17 2 2x17 Will The Fishing Have to Stop?
Fish is an excellent source of protein; it could help ease the growing international food shortage. But in 1972 the total world fish catch dropped. NOVA explores the possible reasons ...
Apr. 06, 1975
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