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NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives. Visit the official website to watch full-length documentaries, or explore our world through short-form video, on our digital publication NOVA Next.

NOVA: Addiction

See it Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. on KCTS 9. 

 

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
Follow the race to rebuild the Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th...
Season 45
Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge...
Season 45
Explore Nyamuragira, one of the world’s most active and mysterious volcanoes in Africa....
Season 45
Climb with volcano experts to the summit of Nyiragongo, a highly active volcano in the...
Season 45
NOVA takes you inside the operating room to witness organ transplant teams transferring...
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.
Season 45
Black holes are the most enigmatic and exotic objects in the universe. They’re also the...

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

Wed 10/24, 9:00pm
Flying Supersonic

A history of the legendary Concorde, the passenger plane that flew from the late 70s till 2003 at twice the speed of sound. Designed and built by French and British engineers, the Concorde was the ultimate in speed and luxury for a select group...

Fri 10/26, 3:00pm
Flying Supersonic

A history of the legendary Concorde, the passenger plane that flew from the late 70s till 2003 at twice the speed of sound. Designed and built by French and British engineers, the Concorde was the ultimate in speed and luxury for a select group...