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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 25 (1998)

25x01 25 25x01 Night Creatures of the Kalahari
Beneath the grassland plains of the Kalahari lies a hidden world of rare and exotic animals. By day, the Kalahari belongs to familiar predators and grazing animals. At night, the earth ...
Jan. 06, 1998
25x02 25 25x02 Mysterious Mummies of China
Three-thousand-year-old mummies with long blond hair and blue eyes are unearthed in a remote Chinese desert.
Jan. 20, 1998
25x03 25 25x03 Supersonic Spies
The race to build the world's first supersonic passenger airliner leads to a massive Cold War espionage effort.
Jan. 27, 1998
25x04 25 25x04 Animal Hospital
High-tech health care comes to veterinary medicine—radiology to surgery, intensive care to sports medicine.
Feb. 03, 1998
25x05 25 25x05 The Brain Eater
Scientists scramble to understand the devastating ailment known as mad cow disease.
Feb. 10, 1998
25x06 25 25x06 Everest - The Death Zone
NOVA treks with a group of Himalayan climbers in their quest to reach the summit of Everest, along the way exploring in never-before-conducted tests how extremes of weather and altitude ...
Feb. 24, 1998
25x07 25 25x07 Search for the Lost Cave People
Caves lining a rugged canyon deep in the Chiapas jungle hold clues to the little known Zoque people.
Mar. 31, 1998
25x08 25 25x08 Warnings from the Ice
Could the earth as we know it be about to drown? Huge ice sheets in Antarctica may be in the process of collapse, triggering a catastrophic rise in sea level that will inundate the ...
Apr. 21, 1998
25x09 25 25x09 Crocodiles! With David Attenborough
An unprecedented look at a dangerous predator, this is the second of three natural history programs hosted by Sir David Attenborough. Surviving virtually unchanged since the days of ...
Apr. 28, 1998
25x10 25 25x10 The Truth About Impotence
NOVA reports on new hope for victims of erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. Among the promising therapies covered in the program are ones developed by Dr. Irwin Goldstein ...
May. 12, 1998
25x11 25 25x11 Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude
In 1714, following a maritime disaster, British Parliament offers £20,000 for the first reliable method of determining longitude on a ship at sea. It's known that longitude can be ...
Oct. 06, 1998
25x12 25 25x12 Chasing El Nino
A massive planet-sized machine controls our weather day-to-day, and our climate season-to-season. It takes an event of staggering proportions to disrupt a machine this large and powerful, ...
Oct. 13, 1998
25x13 25 25x13 Terror In Space
Experience the harrowing and life-threatening problems aboard the aging Mir space station through the eyes of the Russian and American astronauts who lived through them. Feel the heat ...
Oct. 27, 1998
25x14 25 25x14 Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond
NOVA goes behind the scenes of Hollywood's biggest blockbuster ever, "Titanic," and lifts the curtain on how James Cameron achieved his spectacular vision. The secrets behind the explosions ...
Nov. 03, 1998
25x15 25 25x15 Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius
The shattered remnants of the Roman city of Pompeii bear witness to the risk that the people of Naples still face today.
Nov. 10, 1998
25x16 25 25x16 Ice Mummies: Frozen in Heaven (1)
This is the bizarre and fascinating story of the remains of Inca culture, frozen for posterity high in the mountains of the Andes. Evidence has emerged of sacrifice to the mountain ...
Nov. 24, 1998
25x17 25 25x17 Ice Mummies: Siberian Ice Maiden (2)
The Siberian Ice Maiden, discovered in the Pastures of Heaven, on the high Steppes, is believed to have been a shamaness of the lost Pazyryk culture. She had been mummified and then ...
Nov. 24, 1998
25x18 25 25x18 Ice Mummies: Return of the Iceman (3)
Cutting-edge science and archaeology are reconstructing the life and culture of The Iceman—the 5000-year-old frozen corpse found buried in the ice of the Alps. By analyzing every ...
Nov. 24, 1998
25x19 25 25x19 Leopards of the Night with David Attenborough
Night stalkers by nature, leopards are observed both by night and day, using state-of-the-art camera equipment, to reveal never before seen hunting behavior. Filmed in the Luangua Valley ...
Dec. 01, 1998
25x20 25 25x20 The Perfect Pearl
The pearl—the only gem produced by a living animal—has long carried a certain allure. Yet the best mollusk for making this gem—the pearl oyster—doesn't always produce a pearl, ...
Dec. 29, 1998

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