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 27 (2000)

27x01 27 27x01 Tales from the Hive
In this NOVA program, our cinematographer literally filmed inside a hive and followed bees in flight to capture closeups of honeybee behavior.
Jan. 04, 2000
27x02 27 27x02 Lost on Everest
The program chronicles a successful 1999 NOVA expedition to investigate the mysterious disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine high on Everest in 1924. During this expedition, ...
Jan. 18, 2000
27x03 27 27x03 Secrets of Lost Empires: Medieval Siege (1)
Our image of warfare in the Middle Ages is of bold knights, gleaming armor, and the clash of steel. In reality, battles were the exception and long drawn-out, withering sieges were ...
Feb. 01, 2000
27x04 27 27x04 Diamond Deception
The film documents the efforts of researchers around the world to create synthetic diamonds, some of which have become so indistinguishable from natural diamonds as to fool experts ...
Feb. 01, 2000
27x05 27 27x05 Secrets of Lost Empires: Pharaoh's Obelisk (2)
In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, NOVA brings together a team of Egyptologists, engineers, stonemasons, and timber framers to probe the mystery ...
Feb. 08, 2000
27x06 27 27x06 Trillion Dollar Bet
The film tells the fascinating story of the invention of the Black-Scholes Formula, a mathematical Holy Grail that forever altered the world of finance and earned its creators the 1997 ...
Feb. 08, 2000
27x07 27 27x07 Secrets of Lost Empires: Easter Island (3)
The film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, showcases the efforts of a team of archeologists, engineers, and other experts to transport an Easter Island moai, ...
Feb. 15, 2000
27x08 27 27x08 Mystery of the First Americans
film documents the discovery and ensuing controversy over the Kennewick Man, a well-preserved, 9,000-year-old human skeleton found in Washington State in 1996.
Feb. 15, 2000
27x09 27 27x09 Secrets of Lost Empires: Roman Bath (4)
In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, an international crew of archeologists, engineers, and historians designs, builds, and tests a functioning Roman ...
Feb. 22, 2000
27x10 27 27x10 Lost Tribes of Israel
The program follows anthropologist Tudor Parfitt's riveting journey to find both the lost city of the Lemba and the truth behind their claim to an ancient Jewish heritage.
Feb. 22, 2000
27x11 27 27x11 Secrets of Lost Empires: China Bridge (5)
The film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, documents a 1999 effort by a NOVA-assembled crew of scholars and timber framers to design and build a Chinese bridge ...
Feb. 29, 2000
27x12 27 27x12 What's Up with the Weather?
NOVA and FRONTLINE join forces to investigate the science and politics of one of the most controversial issues of the 21st century: the truth about global warming.
Apr. 18, 2000
27x13 27 27x13 Stationed in the Stars
The broadcast explores America's manned space program and the crisis caused by Russia's delay in delivering the critical third piece of the International Space Station.
Apr. 25, 2000
27x14 27 27x14 The Vikings
The program examines a new, less barbarian image of the Norsemen based on recent archeological investigations.
May. 09, 2000
27x15 27 27x15 Lincoln's Secret Weapon
The film chronicles an expedition to study and retrieve parts of the USS Monitor, the famous Civil War ironclad, which sank off North Carolina only months after its famous battle with ...
Oct. 24, 2000
27x16 27 27x16 Holocaust on Trial
The film uses a celebrated recent trial as a springboard to examine and successfully challenge the notion of Holocaust denial
Oct. 31, 2000
27x17 27 27x17 Hitler's Lost Sub
The film follows a six-year odyssey by a group of divers to identify a mysterious U-boat they discovered in 1991 off the coast of New Jersey
Nov. 14, 2000
27x18 27 27x18 Runaway Universe
The program follows the efforts of two rival teams of astronomers as they search for exploding stars, map out gigantic cosmic patterns of galaxies, and grapple with the ultimate question: ...
Nov. 21, 2000
27x19 27 27x19 Garden of Eden
The film takes a look at the extraordinary natural history of the Seychelles, an ancient archipelago of about 100 islands scattered between India and Madagascar.
Nov. 28, 2000
27x20 27 27x20 Dying to Be Thin
The film examines a disturbing increase in the prevalence of debilitating and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders, particularly anorexia and bulimia.
Dec. 12, 2000
27x21 27 27x21 Japan's Secret Garden
The program chronicles a year in the life of wildlife and people around Lake Biwa, Japan, a cycle that has continued unchanged for thousands of years.
Dec. 18, 2000

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