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NOVA Wonders

This new series reports from the frontiers of science. With its emphasis on provocative and unanswered questions, NOVA WONDERS follows researchers on the winding paths of uncertainty and the unknown — and from the mysteries of astrophysics to the technologies that could rival or surpass the abilities of the human mind. NOVA WONDERS reveals how far we’ve come in our search for answers, how we managed to get here and the remarkable scientists who are transforming our world and the future.

Treasures of the Earth: Metals airs Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 p.m.

 

Stories

Episodes

Season 45
Peer into the deep unknowns of the universe to explore the mysteries of dark matter and...
Season 45
A revolution in gene editing technology enables scientists to create and edit DNA like...
Season 45
How does today's artificial intelligence actually work-and is it truly intelligent?
Season 45
Hunt for clues in the universes to answer one of humanity’s biggest questions.
Season 45
Discover how a world of microbes living in and on you can make you sick.
Season 45
Can we crack the code of animal communication?
Season 45
Witness the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017.
Season 45
Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme...
Season 45
Discover why some predictions succeed and others fail as experts forecast the future.
Season 45
How courage and ingenuity saved Allied troops during the epic Dunkirk operation in 1940.
Season 45
Discover remains of a 13,000 year-old teenager in an underwater cave in Mexico.
Season 45
For the first time, two intrepid pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world.

Specials

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs.
How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate?
Explore scientific discoveries on television's most acclaimed science documentary series.

Upcoming Episodes

Sun 8/19, 10:59am
Making North America: Human

How has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today?

Sun 8/26, 11:00am
Bigger Than T.rex

Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus Rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to walk the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus. But the...