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 43 (2016)

43x01 43 43x01 Secret Tunnel Warfare
During World War I, the Allies and Germans repeatedly struggled to break the hideous stalemate of trench warfare. In the winter of 1916, Allied engineers devised a massive surprise ...
Jan. 06, 2016
43x02 43 43x02 Life's Rocky Start
Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place - a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a ...
Jan. 13, 2016
43x03 43 43x03 Mystery Beneath The Ice
Tiny, transparent, and threatened, krill are crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem. But the population of krill is crashing for reasons that continue to baffle the experts. A leading ...
Jan. 20, 2016
43x04 43 43x04 Himalayan Megaquake
On April 25, 2015, a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal. As it ripped across the Himalayas, it wiped out villages and left thousands dead. Hear the harrowing stories of the Nepalese ...
Jan. 27, 2016
43x05 43 43x05 Creatures of Light
On a summer’s night, there’s nothing more magic than watching the soft glow of fireflies switching on and off. Few other life forms on land can light up the night, but in the ...
Feb. 03, 2016
43x06 43 43x06 Memory Hackers
Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. Without it, we’d be prisoners of the present, unable to use the lessons of the past to change our future. From our first kiss to ...
Feb. 10, 2016
43x07 43 43x07 Iceman Reborn
He was stalked, attacked and left to die alone. Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. Miraculously preserved in glacial ice, ...
Feb. 17, 2016
43x08 43 43x08 Rise of The Robots
Machines are everywhere. They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But humanoid robots - machines with human-like capabilities - have long been the stuff of science ...
Feb. 24, 2016
43x09 43 43x09 Vikings Unearthed
Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas.
Apr. 06, 2016
43x10 43 43x10 Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?
Alzheimer's ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind the scenes of major drug trials ...
Apr. 13, 2016
43x11 43 43x11 Wild Ways
Explore how newly established wildlife corridors offer hope to endangered species.
Apr. 20, 2016
43x12 43 43x12 Operation Lighthouse Rescue
Engineers race to rescue the Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard from the ocean's erosion.
May. 04, 2016
43x13 43 43x13 Bombing Hitler's Supergun
Engineers and World War II historians investigate Hitler's fearsome bank of "super-guns".
May. 11, 2016
43x14 43 43x14 15 Years of Terror
From 9/11 to today’s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists’ strategies have evolved.
Sep. 07, 2016
43x15 43 43x15 School of The Future
How the science of learning may change education for all children.
Sep. 14, 2016
43x16 43 43x16 Great Human Odyssey
Follow our ancient ancestors’ footsteps out of Africa and into every corner of our planet.
Oct. 05, 2016
43x17 43 43x17 Super Tunnel
Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London.
Oct. 12, 2016
43x18 43 43x18 Treasures of The Earth: Gems
Gemstones like diamonds, rubies, opal and jade are the ultimate treasures. Delve into Earth's depths to discover how these precious stones are forged and what explains the unique ...
Nov. 02, 2016
43x19 43 43x19 Treasures of The Earth: Metals
Gold, bronze, iron, steel... metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? Discover their unique properties and explore how our mastery of metals has led ...
Nov. 09, 2016
43x20 43 43x20 Treasures of The Earth: Power
Drill down to discover how Earth's natural treasures provide bountiful energy to power our modern world yet are also driving us to seek new, cleaner alternatives that can help us ...
Nov. 16, 2016

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