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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 45 (2018)

45x01 45 45x01 Black Hole Apocalypse
Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the most powerful, with gravity so strong it can trap light. And they’re destructive, swallowing ...
Jan. 10, 2018
45x02 45 45x02 The Impossible Flight
For the first time, two intrepid pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world.
Jan. 31, 2018
45x03 45 45x03 First Face of America
The remains of a 13,000-year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager are located in an underwater cave in Mexico. One unlucky day 13,000 years ago, a slight, malnourished teenager missed ...
Feb. 07, 2018
45x04 45 45x04 Great Escape at Dunkirk
As France fell to the German armies in May 1940, 300,000 Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Their annihilation seemed certain - a disaster that could have led to ...
Feb. 14, 2018
45x05 45 45x05 Prediction by The Numbers
Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and ...
Feb. 28, 2018
45x06 45 45x06 Decoding The Weather Machine
Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. ...
Apr. 18, 2018
45x07 45 45x07 Rise of The Superstorms
In just one devastating month, Houston, Florida, and the Caribbean were changed forever. In summer 2017, three monster hurricanes swept in from the Atlantic one after another, shattering ...
Jun. 27, 2018
45x08 45 45x08 Transplanting Hope
The experience of organ donation, including patients who need transplants and families who make the choice to donate organs of deceased family members; the critical shortage of organs; ...
Sep. 26, 2018
45x09 45 45x09 Operation Bridge Rescue
Follow the race to rebuild the Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th century American engineering, destroyed by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Watch a team of elite craftsmen ...
Oct. 03, 2018
45x10 45 45x10 Volatile Earth: Volcano on Fire
Climb with volcano experts to the summit of Nyiragongo, a highly active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Twice in recent memory it has erupted, devastating Goma, a neighboring ...
Oct. 10, 2018
45x11 45 45x11 Volatile Earth: Volcano on The Brink
Explore Nyamuragira, one of the world’s most active and mysterious volcanoes in Africa. Decades of civil strife have prevented scientists from investigating the volcano, but a brief ...
Oct. 10, 2018
45x12 45 45x12 Addiction
Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a ...
Oct. 17, 2018
45x13 45 45x13 Flying Supersonic
NOVA takes you inside the historic international race to develop the first supersonic airliner, the Concorde. Hear stories from those inside the choreographed effort to design and build ...
Oct. 24, 2018
45x14 45 45x14 Last B-24
Underwater archaeologists and technical divers excavate the wreckage of the B-24 Liberator bomber Tulsamerican in hopes of finding out what happened to the three airmen who went missing ...
Nov. 07, 2018
45x15 45 45x15 Thai Cave Rescue
In July 2018, the world held its breath as an international team of cave divers endeavored to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded deep in a flooded cave in Thailand. Follow ...
Nov. 14, 2018
45x16 45 45x16 World's Fastest Animal
Peregrine falcons are examined in order to learn how they achieve such incredible speed.
Nov. 21, 2018
45x17 45 45x17 Apollo's Daring Mission
Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The U.S. space program suffered a bitter setback when Apollo 1 ended in a deadly ...
Dec. 26, 2018
45x101 45 TV Special: Nova Wonders What Are Animals Saying?
From singing whales and squeaking bats to thumping spiders and clicking dolphins, the world is filled with the exotic sounds of our fellow creatures. What are they saying? Can we decode ...
Apr. 25, 2018
45x102 45 TV Special: Nova Wonders What's Living in You?
Whether they make you fat, fart, or freak out, microbes play a central role in your life. Right beneath your nose - on your face, in your gut, and everywhere in between - trillions ...
May. 02, 2018
45x103 45 TV Special: Nova Wonders Are We Alone?
The search for extraterrestrial life is an age-old quest. But recent breakthroughs make today an era unlike any in the history of astronomy. From the exhilarating probing of our own ...
May. 09, 2018
45x104 45 TV Special: Nova Wonders Can We Build a Brain?
Artificially intelligent machines are taking over. They’re influencing our everyday lives in profound and often invisible ways. They can read handwriting, interpret emotions, play ...
May. 16, 2018
45x105 45 TV Special: Nova Wonders Can We Make Life?
"It's alive!" Since Dr. Frankenstein spoke those famous words, we've been alternately enthralled and terrified by the idea of creating life in the lab. Now, a revolution in genetic ...
May. 23, 2018
45x106 45 TV Special: Nova Wonders What's The Universe Made Of?
The universe is hiding something. In fact, it is hiding a lot. Everything we experience on Earth, the stars and galaxies we see in the cosmos - all the “normal” matter and energy ...
May. 30, 2018

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