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 31 (2004)

31x01 31 31x01 MARS Dead or Alive
NASA gambles on two rovers sent to determine if the red planet ever had conditions suitable for life.
Jan. 04, 2004
31x02 31 31x02 Secrets of the Crocodile Caves
Rare lemurs and crocodiles with bizarre cave-dwelling behavior draw scientists to a remote corner of Madagascar.
Jan. 20, 2004
31x03 31 31x03 Dogs and More Dogs
How and why did man's best friend evolve from wolves, and why are dogs so remarkably diverse today?
Feb. 03, 2004
31x04 31 31x04 Descent Into the Ice
A team of "glacionauts" ventures into a labyrinth of unexplored and hazardous glacier caves on France's Mt. Blanc.
Feb. 10, 2004
31x05 31 31x05 Crash of Flight 111
One of the most exhaustive investigations in aviation history reveals telling clues to the cause of a disaster off Nova Scotia.
Feb. 17, 2004
31x06 31 31x06 Life and Death in the War Zone
An American combat hospital mobilized in Iraq faces a daily drama of wartime treatment.
Mar. 02, 2004
31x07 31 31x07 Hunt for the Supertwister
Tornado-chasing scientists with an eye to better forecasting risk their lives to plumb the secrets of nature's most terrifying killer.
Mar. 30, 2004
31x08 31 31x08 World in the Balance: The People Paradox (1)
NOVA investigates forces that are radically changing populations in both rich and poor nations, and explores how to create a world that can sustain the human race.
Apr. 20, 2004
31x09 31 31x09 World in the Balance: China Revs Up (2)
Nova investigates the impact of forces that are radically changing populations in both rich and poor nations.
Apr. 20, 2004
31x10 31 31x10 Battle Plan Under Fire
Can the U.S. military's high-tech weaponry prevail against insurgents?
May. 04, 2004
31x11 31 31x11 Origins: Earth is Born (1)
Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth, and life itself.
Sep. 28, 2004
31x12 31 31x12 Origins: How Life Began (2)
NOVA chronicles the discoveries that led to scientists' current understanding of how the universe was formed. The program describes the serendipitous discovery of the Cosmic Microwave ...
Sep. 28, 2004
31x13 31 31x13 Origins: Where Are the Aliens? (3)
NOVA explores the search for extraterrestrial life. The program describes the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), a program that scans star systems for radio transmissions ...
Sep. 29, 2004
31x14 31 31x14 Origins: Back to the Beginning (4)
NOVA reports on the different ways scientists explain how life emerged on Earth. The program relates the discovery of extremophiles—bacteria that thrive in harsh subterranean and ...
Sep. 29, 2004
31x15 31 31x15 The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Examine the complex case of Typhoid Mary, a cook who was quarantined for life against her will in the early 1900s.
Oct. 12, 2004
31x16 31 31x16 America's Stone Age Explorers
Who were the first Americans, and where did they come from?
Nov. 09, 2004
31x17 31 31x17 Great Escape
Experts dig into World War II's most daring and technically ingenious prison break.
Nov. 16, 2004
31x18 31 31x18 Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land
Israel's remote Cave of Letters holds clues to a Jewish uprising against the Romans.
Nov. 23, 2004

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