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Episodes

Season 46
Episode 10
Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village. Will...
Season 46
Episode 9
Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did...
Season 46
Episode 8
The California wildfires of 2018 took a worrisome trend to a new extreme, claiming scores...
Season 46
Episode 7
As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with the Red Sea...
Season 46
Episode 6
In the shadow of Italy’s Vesuvius, a lesser-known volcano rumbles: Campi Flegrei. If it...
Season 46
Episode 5
New technologies are making rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever before. As...
Season 46
Episode 4
Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the...
Season 46
Episode 3
Hawaiʻi’s Kīlauea volcano erupted in 2018, sending rivers of lava through communities and...
Season 46
Episode 2
Quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from networks to code breaking...
Season 46
Episode 1
Since it explored Pluto in 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft has been zooming toward NASA...

Specials

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs.
How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate?
Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.
What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?
What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones?
Acclaimed physicist Brian Greene reveals a mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of...
Explore scientific discoveries on television's most acclaimed science documentary series.

Upcoming Episodes

Fri 6/28, 3:00pm
First Man on the Moon

Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon. But this modest and unassuming man was determined to stay out of the spotlight. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Armstrong through interviews with...

Sun 6/30, 11:00am
First Man on the Moon

Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon. But this modest and unassuming man was determined to stay out of the spotlight. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Armstrong through interviews with...