NOVA - Season 35

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  • Lord of the Ants
    Episode 17
    5/20/08
    7.0
    NOVA profiles E.O. Wilson, renowned for his scientific study of ants that led to his book Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, where he put forth the idea that evolutionary principles could explain social behavior throughout the animal kingdom.
  • A Walk to Beautiful
    Episode 16
    5/13/08
    9.5
    A difficult journey that begins in loneliness and shame for thousands of Ethiopian women ends in a productive new life and hope for the future in this award-winning film.
  • Car of the Future
    Episode 15
    4/22/08
    9.5
    Tom Magliozzi of NPR's Car Talk needs to replace his 1952 MG roadster. Where do you turn to in today's car market? Is new technology about to change how we drive? Join Tom and brother Ray as they take a look at America's four-wheeled future.
  • 4/8/08
    8.6
    The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind a riddle: an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on stone monuments and painted on pottery and bark books.
  • 2/26/08
    8.8
    Long ago in the age of dinosaurs, a volcano in eastern China erupted and buried a host of strange creatures in ash, creating exquisite fossils that preserved a big surpriseâ€"many dinosaurs were covered in feathers.
  • Ape Genius
    Ape Genius
    Episode 12
    2/19/08
    9.1
    As new research continues to reveal that apes are smarter than previously thought, NOVA explores just what separates humans from the great apes.
  • Astrospies
    Astrospies
    Episode 11
    2/12/08
    9.2
    Millions remember the countdowns, launchings, splashdowns and parades as the U.S. raced the USSR to the Moon, but few know that both superpowers also ran parallel covert space programs to launch military astronauts on spying missions.
  • 1/29/08
    8.6
    How did the ancient Greeks design and build the Parthenon, their masterpiece, so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids that we take for granted today?
  • Absolute Zero: The Race for Absolute Zero (2)
    Our mastery of cold is something we take for granted, whether it’s air conditioning and frozen food or the liquefied gases and superconductivity in cutting-edge technology. But what is cold? How do you achieve it, and how cold can it get?
  • Our mastery of cold is something we take for granted, whether it’s air conditioning and frozen food or the liquefied gases and superconductivity in cutting-edge technology. But what is cold? How do you achieve it, and how cold can it get?
  • Missing in MiG Alley
    12/18/07
    10
    Missing in MiG Alley is a 2007 war documentary that explores the confrontation between Russian MIG 15s and American F86 Sabres during the Korean War. With in depth interviews and raw film footage, the Nova episode looks for clues in the disappearance of American pilots with some signs pointing toward Moscow.moreless
  • Master of the Killer Ants
    11/20/07
    7.3
    The Mofu people of northern Cameroon have a close relationship with insects, in particular, the red driver ants which they use to combat termites.
  • Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial
    Using courtroom reenactments based on transcripts and interviews with those present, NOVA looks at the events of the federal case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District.
  • Sputnik Declassified
    11/6/07
    9.2
    Using previously classified documents, NOVA uncovers the secret history of U.S. space programs in the 1950's and how those aspirations were given a boost in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I.
  • Marathon Challenge
    Episode 3
    10/30/07
    9.6
    Every year thousands of athletes from across the globe flock to Boston to run the city’s marathon, known worldwide as the ultimate test of stamina and endurance. But how do you run 26 miles if you have trouble making it around the block?
  • The Ghost in Your Genes
    10/16/07
    9.5
    This episode goes inside the gatekeeper role played by the epigenome and also looks at how a person's habits can affect future generations.
  • Secrets of the Samurai Sword
    10/9/07
    9.5
    NOVA follows the long and exacting centuries-old process of making a Japanese samurai sword, from smelting the ore to the finished katana.
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