NOVA - Season 39

Wednesday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Mar 03, 1974 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • 10/10/12
    A modern-day swordsmith reverse engineers the ultimate weapon of the Middle Ages '? a sword both prized and feared.
  • Secrets of the Sun
    Episode 19
    New tools let scientists better grasp our star's potentially destructive solar storms.
  • Why Ships Sink
    Episode 18
    Are you safe aboard a modern cruise ship?
  • Deadliest Tornadoes
    Episode 17
    Why was the 2011 tornado season in the U.S. so extreme, and why did so many die?
  • 0.0
    A two-hour special from the producers of "Making Stuff"
  • What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA—all three billion chemical letters of it—read, stored, and available for analysis? Cracking Your Genetic Code reveals that we stand on the verge of such a revolution.
  • Separating Twins
    Separating Twins
    Episode 14
    This is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance of survival until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. With exclusive access to this extraordinary human and medical drama, NOVA’s cameras were with Trishna and Krishna and their caregivers at each moment of their journey.moreless
  • Ice Age Death Trap
    Episode 13
    Racing against developers in the Rockies, archaeologists uncover a unique site packed with astonishingly preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts, opening a window on the vanished world of the Ice Age.
  • 1/25/12
    Experts investigate whether a portrait sold for about $20,000 in 1998 is a lost Leonardo.
  • 3D Spies of WWII
    Episode 11
    With 3D graphics, NOVA reveals how the Allies used special aerial photos to deal a dire blow to the Nazi rocket program.
  • 1/11/12
    Can experts recreate an Allied attack from WWII and destroy dams with a bouncing bomb?
  • 1/4/12
    How can we best prepare for the most lethal volcanic eruptions?
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse?
    Is our universe unique, or could it be just one in an endless "multiverse"?
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap
    Take a wild ride into the quantum realm, where even the impossible seems possible.
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time
    It defines our lives, but what is time really? Have a look into its true nature.
  • Surprising clues indicate that space is very much something and not nothing.
  • 10/26/11
    A new forensic investigation of a 5,000-year-old mummy reconstructs his death and reveals an ancient way of life.
  • 10/19/11
    We are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?
  • Surviving the Tsunami
    Gripping stories from Japan offer lessons on how to act in the face of a deadly disaster.
  • 9/7/11
    On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, this program follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. NOVA captures the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers to make the buildings safe and highly secure under the pressures of a tight schedule, the demands of practical office space and efficient, "green" architecture, and the public's expectations of a fitting site for national remembrance. Featuring interviews with 1 WTC architect David Childs; Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the 9-11 Memorial Foundation; and Michael Arad, the man behind the breakthrough concept for the 9-11 Memorial.moreless