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NOVA Season 47 (2020)
|47x01 Polar Extremes |
In this two-hour special, renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson takes us on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. Following a trail of strange fossils found ...
|Feb. 05, 2020|
|47x02 Dog Tales |
Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn't always that way, and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. Research into dog ...
|Feb. 12, 2020|
|47x03 Cat Tales |
Worshipped as a goddess, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them? And what can science ...
|Feb. 19, 2020|
|47x04 Mysteries of Sleep |
From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply ...
|Feb. 26, 2020|
|47x05 Cuba's Cancer Hope |
When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists were forced to get creative. Now they’ve developed lung cancer vaccines that show so much promise, ...
|Apr. 01, 2020|
|47x06 The Truth About Fat |
Scientists are coming to understand fat as a dynamic organ—one whose size may have more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Explore the mysteries of fat and its ...
|Apr. 08, 2020|
|47x07 Decoding COVID-19 |
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus - and ...
|May. 13, 2020|
|47x08 Eagle Power |
Eagles dominate the skies. But what makes these predators so special? Researchers study one special bird—and stunning up-close footage reveals her exceptional strength, eyesight, ...
|May. 20, 2020|
|47x09 Human Nature |
With an extraordinary new technology called CRISPR, we can now edit DNA—including human DNA. But how far should we go? Gene-editing promises to eliminate certain genetic disorders ...
|Sep. 09, 2020|
|47x10 Secret Mind of Slime |
Who says you need brains to be smart? Extremely primitive life-forms called slime molds can navigate mazes, choose between foods, and create efficient networks—no brain required. ...
|Sep. 16, 2020|
|47x11 A to Z: The First Alphabet |
Where would we be without the world’s alphabets? Writing has played a vital role in the expansion and domination of cultures throughout history. But researchers are only now uncovering ...
|Sep. 23, 2020|
|47x12 A to Z: How Writing Changed the World |
Just as writing changed the course of human history, the evolution of paper and printing revolutionized the spread of information. The printing press kicked off the Industrial Revolution ...
|Sep. 30, 2020|
|47x13 Nature's Fear Factor |
For animals in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, the normal balance of competition and predation was upended when a war wiped out the top predators. The remaining animals didn’t ...
|Oct. 14, 2020|
|47x14 Touching the Asteroid |
If spacecraft OSIRIS-REx can grab a piece of an asteroid and bring it back to Earth, scientists could gain great insight into our planet's origins, and even how to defend against rogue ...
|Oct. 21, 2020|
|47x15 Can We Cool the Planet? |
As global temperatures continue to rise, scientists are wondering if we need solutions beyond reducing emissions. Enter geoengineering. From sucking carbon straight out of the air to ...
|Oct. 28, 2020|
|47x16 Saving Notre Dame |
When the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral erupted in flames in April of 2019, firefighters battled for nine grueling hours to save the historic landmark. Still, Paris came alarmingly close ...
|Nov. 25, 2020|
|TV Special: Blood Sugar Rising: America's Hidden Diabetes Epidemic |
Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the U.S., costing more than $325 billion each year. It's now predicted that one in three children born since 2000 will develop ...
|Apr. 16, 2020|
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