Nova

(1992)

Nova - Season 37 Episodes

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Episode 2

Hubble's Amazing Rescue

From training to launch, NOVA presents the inside story of the mission and the extraordinary challenges faced by the rescue crew.

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Episode 3

Lizard Kings

NOVA will follow expert lizard hunter Dr. Eric Pianka as he tracks the elusive creatures through Australia's heartland with cutting-edge "lizard cam" technology for an unparalleled close encounter with these amazingly versatile "living dragons."

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Episode 4

Becoming Human: First Steps

The first program explores fresh clues about our earliest ancestors in Africa, including the stunningly complete fossil nicknamed "Lucy's Child."

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Episode 5

Becoming Human: Birth of Humanity

This program tackles the mysteries of how our ancestors managed to survive in a savannah teeming with vicious predators, and when and why we first left our African cradle to colonize every corner of the Earth.

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Episode 6

Becoming Human: Last Human Standing

NOVA probes a wave of dramatic new evidence, based partly on cutting-edge DNA analysis, that reveals new insights into how we became the creative and "behaviorally modern" humans of today.

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Episode 7

What Are Dreams?

What are dreams and why do we have them?

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Episode 8

What Darwin Never Knew

Stunning breakthroughs in a new science - nicknamed "evo devo" - are revealing answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn't explain.

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Episode 9

Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor

NOVA joins an exclusive dive beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace new clues to the sinking of the USS Arizona.

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Episode 10

Building Pharaoh's Ship

NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct a vessel depicted on the wall of an ancient Egyptian temple.

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Episode 11

Riddles of the Sphinx

NOVA’s expert team of archaeologists carries out experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor that was invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.

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Episode 12

Ghosts of Machu Picchu

NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site.

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Episode 13

Extreme Cave Diving

Extreme Cave Diving follows the charismatic Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes-underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today.

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Episode 14

The Pluto Files

Since its discovery, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm.

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Episode 15

Mind Over Money

In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, "Mind Over Money" explores why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions.

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Episode 18

Mount St. Helens: Back from the Dead

NOVA brings viewers on an inspiring journey of a landscape brought back from the dead.