NOVA

Explore scientific discoveries on television's most acclaimed science documentary series.

Episodes

  • Beyond the Elements: Reactions

    Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.
  • Secrets in our DNA

    What can DNA testing companies reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk?
  • Saving Notre Dame

    Scientists and engineers fight to save Notre Dame Cathedral after the 2019 fire.
  • Can We Cool the Planet?

    Scientists look to geoengineering and other methods to cool the planet.
  • Touching the Asteroid

    Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx attempts to grab a piece of an asteroid to bring it back to Earth.
  • Nature's Fear Factor

    Can bringing predators—and fear—back into an ecosystem help restore its natural balance?
  • A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

    The creation of printing, the first information technology, drove empires and revolutions.
  • A to Z: The First Alphabet

    The birth of writing and the first alphabet were among the world’s most vital inventions.

Specials

  • Secrets of the Sky Tombs

    Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs.
  • Animal Mummies

    How and why did the ancient Egyptians mummify their pets and other creatures?
  • Invisible Universe Revealed

    Follow the historic rescue of Hubble—the space telescope that unveiled the cosmos.
  • Arctic Dinosaurs

    Experts in Alaska investigate how dinosaurs managed to thrive in polar regions.

About NOVA

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.

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