Type
Documentary
Premiered
Mar. 03, 1974
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
PBS TV Network
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NOVA

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 40 (2013)

40x01 40 40x01 Doomsday Volcanoes
In April, 2010 the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano turned much of Europe into an ash-strewn no-fly zone, stranding millions of travelers. But was Eyjafjallajökull just ...
Jan. 02, 2013
40x02 40 40x02 Decoding Neanderthals
Examining evidence about Neanderthals that sheds light on the hominids, which died off some 30,000 years ago. Included: geneticist Svante Pääbo's 2010 reconstruction of the Neanderthal ...
Jan. 09, 2013
40x03 40 40x03 Rise of the Drones
Drones. These unmanned flying robots–some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds–do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic ...
Jan. 23, 2013
40x04 40 40x04 Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby?
In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh–the Lone Eagle–became the most famous human being on earth. And when he and his lovely ...
Jan. 30, 2013
40x05 40 40x05 Building Pharaoh’s Chariot
Around 3,600 years ago, reliefs in Egyptian tombs and temples depict pharaohs and warriors proudly riding into battle on horse-drawn chariots. Some historians claim that the chariot ...
Feb. 06, 2013
40x06 40 40x06 Earth From Space
"Earth From Space" is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA ...
Feb. 13, 2013
40x07 40 40x07 Mind of a Rampage Killer
In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a ...
Feb. 20, 2013
40x08 40 40x08 Meteor Strike
In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a ...
Mar. 27, 2013
40x09 40 40x09 Ancient Computer
In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a ...
Apr. 03, 2013
40x10 40 40x10 Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening
What can Australia reveal about how Earth was born and how life took hold? Join NOVA and host Dr. Richard Smith as they journey back to the very beginning of the Australian story in ...
Apr. 10, 2013
40x11 40 40x11 Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes
How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues in "Life Explodes." Half a billion years ago, Australia was still part of the super-continent ...
Apr. 17, 2013
40x12 40 40x12 Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters
"Monsters" begins Down Under at the dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs. Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects ...
Apr. 24, 2013
40x13 40 40x13 Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures
In the wake of the catastrophic asteroid impact believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs, Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage across southern seas. With host Richard Smith, ...
May. 01, 2013
40x14 40 40x14 Manhunt - Boston Bombers
NOVA follows the manhunt for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers examining the role modern technology played in the case.
May. 29, 2013
40x15 40 40x15 Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes
Hear harrowing stories from survivors of Moore’s massive tornado and meet scientists who stalk these ferocious storms.
May. 29, 2013
40x16 40 40x16 Ground Zero Supertower
NOVA kicks off the fall season with a return to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. “Ground ...
Sep. 11, 2013
40x17 40 40x17 Megastorm Aftermath
In October 2012, superstorm Sandy cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean and the East Coast, killing hundreds and doing tens of billions of dollars in damage. Now, one year ...
Oct. 09, 2013
40x18 40 40x18 Making Stuff Faster
Host David Pogue tries to find out if there are physical limits to how fast we can go.
Oct. 16, 2013
40x19 40 40x19 Making Stuff Wilder
Host David Pogue travels the globe to explore new technologies inspired by nature.
Oct. 23, 2013
40x20 40 40x20 Making Stuff Colder
Host David Pogue asks if cold holds the key to technology that can improve our lives.
Oct. 30, 2013
40x21 40 40x21 Making Stuff Safer
Host David Pogue examines groundbreaking research that aims to keep us out of harm's way.
Nov. 06, 2013
40x22 40 40x22 Cold Case JFK
For decades, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has fueled dark rumors of conspiracies and mishandled evidence. Now, fifty years later, NOVA asks: Could modern investigators do better? ...
Nov. 13, 2013
40x23 40 40x23 At the Edge of Space
Between the blue sky above and the infinite blackness beyond lies a frontier that scientists have only just begun to investigate. In "At the Edge of Space," NOVA takes viewers on a ...
Nov. 20, 2013
40x24 40 40x24 Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?
The asteroid that exploded over Siberia—injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities—was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. ...
Nov. 20, 2013

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