Man looks out to an icy landscape from "NOVA: Polar Extremes."

Polar Extremes

Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places — beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic — uncover the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life.

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Why Sharks Attack

In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed the ultimate shark fright film, Jaws. What's behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where they've rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable?

  • 2020-06-04T07:00:00-07:00

Mystery Beneath The Ice

Dive under the ice to explore Antarctica's under-ice landscape with a team of scientists as they search for the mystery killer that's decimating the population of delicate shrimp-like creatures at the foundation of the Antarctic food chain.

  • 2020-06-05T07:00:00-07:00

Great Cathedral Mystery

The Duomo in Florence is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. A team of U.S. master bricklayers help build a unique experimental "mini-Duomo" using period tools and techniques. Will it stay intact during the final precarious stages of closing over the top of the dome?

  • 2020-06-07T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-10T07:00:00-07:00

Black Hole Apocalypse/Black Hole Universe

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.

  • 2020-06-08T07:00:00-07:00

Black Hole Universe

  • 2020-06-09T07:00:00-07:00

Ghosts of Stonehenge

Who built Stonehenge and why? Discover how the last decade of groundbreaking archaeological digs has revealed major new clues to Britain's enigmatic 5,000-year-old site and the people who constructed it.

  • 2020-06-11T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-14T18:00:00-07:00

Secrets of Noah's Ark

A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat.

  • 2020-06-12T07:00:00-07:00

Arctic Ghost Ship

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin's lost ships-a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.

  • 2020-06-15T07:00:00-07:00

Look Who's Driving

Tech giants and car manufacturers alike are developing self-driving cars, and some of them are already on public roads. But what must computers be capable of to truly take the wheel? And could they eventually be safer than human drivers?

  • 2020-06-16T07:00:00-07:00

Rise of the Rockets

Marvel at a new era of space exploration and accessibility, thanks to NASA's return to crewed spaceflight, as well as private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and technologies that make rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever.

  • 2020-06-17T07:00:00-07:00

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening

Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. NOVA's mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. This is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all.

  • 2020-06-18T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-28T18:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-06-29T07:00:00-07:00

Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll.

  • 2020-06-19T07:00:00-07:00


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