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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 42 (2015)

42x01 42 42x01 Big Bang Machine
CERN scientists prepare to restart the Large Hadron Collider to examine the world's tiniest particles.
Jan. 14, 2015
42x02 42 42x02 Sunken Ship Rescue
Efforts to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship which capsized off the Italian coast on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people.
Jan. 21, 2015
42x03 42 42x03 Sinkholes - Buried Alive
In a leafy suburb near Tampa, Florida, on February 28, 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing him as he slept. His body was never found. Bush ...
Jan. 28, 2015
42x04 42 42x04 Colosseum - Roman Death Trap
One of the ancient world's most iconic buildings, the Colosseum is a monument to Roman imperial power and cruelty. Its graceful lines and harmonious proportions concealed a highly efficient ...
Feb. 11, 2015
42x05 42 42x05 Petra - Lost City of Stone
More than 2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy merchants ...
Feb. 18, 2015
42x06 42 42x06 Hagia Sophia – Istanbul’s Ancient Mystery
Whether serving as Christian church, Islamic mosque, or secular museum, Hagia Sophia and its saring dome have inspired reverence and awe. For 800 years, it was the largest enclosed ...
Feb. 25, 2015
42x07 42 42x07 The Great Math Mystery
"The Great Math Mystery" poses the riddle of math's extraordinary power to penetrate the secrets of our universe.
Apr. 15, 2015
42x08 42 42x08 Invisible Universe Revealed
Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope. In honor of Hubble's landmark anniversary, NOVA tells ...
Apr. 22, 2015
42x09 42 42x09 Nazi Attack on America
Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea explorer ...
May. 06, 2015
42x10 42 42x10 Lethal Seas
Sharply rising carbon emissions are entering Earth's seas at a staggering rate, raising their acidity. Learn how scientists are researching the effects and looking for solutions.
May. 13, 2015
42x11 42 42x11 Chasing Pluto
Spacecraft New Horizon’s historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of a nine-year, three-billion-mile journey, reveals the first-ever detailed images of Pluto.
Jul. 15, 2015
42x12 42 42x12 Nuclear Meltdown Disaster
NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis - the one you know about, and the one you likely don’t: the perilously close call at the other Fukushima nuclear ...
Jul. 29, 2015
42x13 42 42x13 Dawn of Humanity
Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human.
Sep. 16, 2015
42x14 42 42x14 Arctic Ghost Ship
The discovery of one of the two lost ships of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, which set out to chart the Northwest Passage in the Arctic in 1845.
Sep. 23, 2015
42x15 42 42x15 Secrets of Noah's Ark
A team of historians and expert boat builders investigates the fascinating Noah's Ark flood legend and sets out to rebuild a tantalizing, ancient forerunner of the Ark.
Oct. 07, 2015
42x16 42 42x16 Cyberwar Threat
NOVA examines the science and technology behind cyber warfare and asks if we are already in the midst of a deadly new arms race.
Oct. 14, 2015
42x17 42 42x17 Animal Mummies
NOVA joins a team of leading Egyptologists who deploy the latest medical imaging to peer beneath the wrappings of Egyptian mummified beasts without damaging the animal bodies inside. ...
Oct. 28, 2015
42x18 42 42x18 Making North America: Origins
The epic 3 billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From the palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to titanic eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover ...
Nov. 04, 2015
42x19 42 42x19 Making North America: Life
How did life emerge on our primeval continent? Why was North America home to so many iconic dinosaurs like T. rex? And how did a huge sea filled with giant marine reptiles end up covering ...
Nov. 11, 2015
42x20 42 42x20 Making North America: Human
The history of North America since the arrival of humans is chronicled. Natural resources, including gold and oil, have enabled humans to transform the land almost as much as the geological ...
Nov. 18, 2015
42x21 42 42x21 Inside Einstein's Mind
On November 25th, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: general relativity. The theory transformed our understanding of nature’s laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching ...
Nov. 25, 2015

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