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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 33 (2006)

33x01 33 33x01 The Mummy Who Would Be King
This episode unravels the history of a mummy that was part of a Niagara Falls Museum display, with evidence pointing toward it being the body of a pharaoh: Rameses I.The first hint ...
Jan. 03, 2006
33x02 33 33x02 NOVA scienceNOW - 5
The top stories of 2005 highlight this edition of "scienceNOW." Included: a possible 10th planet; advances in stem-cell research; the threat of a flu pandemic. Also: a look at the ivory-billed ...
Jan. 10, 2006
33x03 33 33x03 Deadly Ascent
A team of experts seeks to determine what causes the deaths of mountain climbers at extreme altitudes. Filmed on Alaska's Mount McKinley. Included: the dangers of hyperthermia and hypothermia; ...
Jan. 17, 2006
33x04 33 33x04 The Perfect Corpse
Two murder cases that date to the Iron Age (more than 2000 years ago) are investigated upon the discovery of two well-preserved bodies in Irish peat bogs. The 18-month investigation ...
Feb. 07, 2006
33x05 33 33x05 Jewel of the Earth
David Attenborough hosts this fascinating examination of the prehistoric creatures found inside amber, a fossilized tree resin that often holds perfectly preserved insects. Using an ...
Feb. 14, 2006
33x06 33 33x06 The Ghost Particle
Scientists' efforts to identify and understand neutrinos, unseen building blocks of the universe, are chronicled, beginning in 1930 with Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli's observations ...
Feb. 21, 2006
33x07 33 33x07 Arctic Passage: Prisoners of the Ice
An intriguing look back at two attempts to discover a route from Europe to the Pacific through the maze of islands in Arctic Canada, one that led to tragedy and one that was a success. ...
Feb. 28, 2006
33x08 33 33x08 Arctic Passage: Ice Survivors
Telling the story of the triumphant passage by Roald Amundsen and his six-man team through the island maze of Arctic Canada known as the Northwest Passage.
Mar. 07, 2006
33x09 33 33x09 The Great Robot Race
Teams from around the world enter the Darpa Grand Challenge, a contest for robotic, driver-less vehicles.
Mar. 28, 2006
33x10 33 33x10 Voyage to the Mystery Moon
A chronicle of the cooperative effort by NASA and the European Space Agency to send two probes, Cassini and Huygens, to study Saturn and its moon Titan. The project involves the orbit ...
Apr. 04, 2006
33x11 33 33x11 Dimming the Sun
The discovery that the sunlight reaching Earth is dimming and the implications that has for global climate change, is examined. Included: how researchers used the days after 9/11, when ...
Apr. 18, 2006
33x12 33 33x12 Building on Ground Zero
Detailing some of the structural reasons for the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings, employing computer animation and 9/11 footage to explain a National Institute for Standards ...
Sep. 05, 2006
33x13 33 33x13 Mystery of the Megavolcano
REsearchers unearth clues about the greatest Volcanic eruption of the past 100000 years.
Sep. 26, 2006
33x14 33 33x14 NOVA scienceNOW - 6
In this episode Neil Degrasse Tyson explores the possible impact of the asteroid Aphophis. Also investigated are: mutated genes and how they might be linked to your weight; the period ...
Oct. 03, 2006
33x15 33 33x15 The Deadliest Plane Crash
An examination of the worst accident in civil aviation history, a March 1977 collision between two 747s on a foggy runway in Tenerife (one of the Canary Islands) that resulted in the ...
Oct. 17, 2006
33x16 33 33x16 Monster of the Milky Way
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Oct. 31, 2006
33x17 33 33x17 Wings of Madness
In the early 1900s, the most acclaimed celebrity in Europe, and arguably the world, was a fashionable, frail, Brazilian-born aviator named Alberto Santos-Dumont. The first to fly an ...
Nov. 07, 2006
33x18 33 33x18 Family That Walks on All Fours
Experts explore the mysterious story of five siblings living in a remote Turkish village.
Nov. 14, 2006
33x19 33 33x19 NOVA scienceNOW - 7
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson investigates mass extinction, the killer 1918 flu virus, high-tech ways to read ancient papyrus, and an MIT roboticist who designs sociable robots.
Nov. 21, 2006
33x20 33 33x20 Underwater Dream Machine
Follow one man's quest to engineer a submarine with panoramic views.
Dec. 26, 2006

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