Nova

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

Thu, Apr 18 1:00 A.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH EXPLORE

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.

Thu, Apr 18 4:00 A.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NHPBS

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.

Thu, Apr 18 12:00 P.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH EXPLORE

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.

Thu, Apr 18 7:00 P.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Apr 19 12:00 A.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Apr 19 5:00 A.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH EXPLORE

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.

Fri, Apr 19 8:00 A.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH WORLD

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.

Fri, Apr 19 2:00 P.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH WORLD

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.

Sat, Apr 20 8:00 P.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH EXPLORE

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.

Sun, Apr 21 1:00 A.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NH EXPLORE

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.

Sun, Apr 21 4:00 A.M. Secrets of Noah's Ark     NHPBS

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.

Thu, Apr 25 1:00 A.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH EXPLORE

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Thu, Apr 25 4:00 A.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NHPBS

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Thu, Apr 25 12:00 P.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH EXPLORE

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Thu, Apr 25 7:00 P.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH WORLD

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Fri, Apr 26 12:00 A.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH WORLD

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Fri, Apr 26 5:00 A.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH EXPLORE

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Fri, Apr 26 8:00 A.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH WORLD

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Fri, Apr 26 2:00 P.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH WORLD

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Sat, Apr 27 1:00 P.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH EXPLORE

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Sun, Apr 28 1:00 A.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NH EXPLORE

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Sun, Apr 28 4:00 A.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NHPBS

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Sun, Apr 28 3:00 P.M. Saving The Dead Sea     NHPBS

There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

Thu, May 2 1:00 A.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH EXPLORE

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Thu, May 2 4:00 A.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NHPBS

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Thu, May 2 7:00 P.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH WORLD

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Fri, May 3 12:00 A.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH WORLD

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Fri, May 3 5:00 A.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH EXPLORE

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Fri, May 3 8:00 A.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH WORLD

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Fri, May 3 1:00 P.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH EXPLORE

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Fri, May 3 2:00 P.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH WORLD

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Sat, May 4 8:00 P.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH EXPLORE

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Sun, May 5 1:00 A.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NH EXPLORE

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Sun, May 5 4:00 A.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NHPBS

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Sun, May 5 4:00 P.M. Sunken Ship Rescue     NHPBS

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

Wed, May 8 9:00 P.M. Inside The Megafire     NHPBS

Thu, May 9 1:00 A.M. Inside The Megafire     NH EXPLORE

Thu, May 9 4:00 A.M. Inside The Megafire     NHPBS

Thu, May 9 12:00 P.M. Inside The Megafire     NH EXPLORE

Thu, May 9 7:00 P.M. Inside The Megafire     NH WORLD

Fri, May 10 12:00 A.M. Inside The Megafire     NH WORLD

Fri, May 10 5:00 A.M. Inside The Megafire     NH EXPLORE

Fri, May 10 8:00 A.M. Inside The Megafire     NH WORLD

Fri, May 10 2:00 P.M. Inside The Megafire     NH WORLD

Sat, May 11 8:00 P.M. Inside The Megafire     NH EXPLORE

Sun, May 12 1:00 A.M. Inside The Megafire     NH EXPLORE

Sun, May 12 4:00 A.M. Inside The Megafire     NHPBS

Sun, May 12 4:00 P.M. Inside The Megafire     NHPBS

Wed, May 15 9:00 P.M. First Horse Warriors     NHPBS

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Thu, May 16 1:00 A.M. First Horse Warriors     NH EXPLORE

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Thu, May 16 4:00 A.M. First Horse Warriors     NHPBS

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Thu, May 16 12:00 P.M. First Horse Warriors     NH EXPLORE

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Thu, May 16 7:00 P.M. First Horse Warriors     NH WORLD

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Fri, May 17 12:00 A.M. First Horse Warriors     NH WORLD

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Fri, May 17 5:00 A.M. First Horse Warriors     NH EXPLORE

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Fri, May 17 8:00 A.M. First Horse Warriors     NH WORLD

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Fri, May 17 2:00 P.M. First Horse Warriors     NH WORLD

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Sat, May 18 8:00 P.M. First Horse Warriors     NH EXPLORE

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Sun, May 19 1:00 A.M. First Horse Warriors     NH EXPLORE

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Sun, May 19 4:00 A.M. First Horse Warriors     NHPBS

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Sun, May 19 3:00 P.M. First Horse Warriors     NHPBS

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

Wed, May 22 9:00 P.M. Lost Viking Army     NHPBS

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Thu, May 23 1:00 A.M. Lost Viking Army     NH EXPLORE

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Thu, May 23 4:00 A.M. Lost Viking Army     NHPBS

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Thu, May 23 12:00 P.M. Lost Viking Army     NH EXPLORE

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Thu, May 23 7:00 P.M. Lost Viking Army     NH WORLD

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Fri, May 24 12:00 A.M. Lost Viking Army     NH WORLD

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Fri, May 24 5:00 A.M. Lost Viking Army     NH EXPLORE

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Fri, May 24 8:00 A.M. Lost Viking Army     NH WORLD

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Fri, May 24 2:00 P.M. Lost Viking Army     NH WORLD

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Sat, May 25 8:00 P.M. Lost Viking Army     NH EXPLORE

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Sun, May 26 1:00 A.M. Lost Viking Army     NH EXPLORE

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Sun, May 26 4:00 A.M. Lost Viking Army     NHPBS

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Sun, May 26 3:00 P.M. Lost Viking Army     NHPBS

Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.

Wed, May 29 9:00 P.M. Inside Einstein's Mind     NHPBS

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

Thu, May 30 1:30 A.M. Inside Einstein's Mind     NH EXPLORE

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

Thu, May 30 4:30 A.M. Inside Einstein's Mind     NHPBS

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

Thu, May 30 7:00 P.M. Inside Einstein's Mind     NH WORLD

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.


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Nova By Episode

  • Iceman Murder Mystery (#3815)

    He's been dead for more than 5,000 years. He's been poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20.

  • Secrets of the Sun (#3907)

    It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour.

  • Mystery of Easter Island (#3914)

    How and why did the ancient islander inhabitants of Easter Island build and move nearly 900 giant statues weighing up to 86 tons? Join a team of investigators as they test a high-risk and seemingly unlikely theory with a 15-ton replica statue.

  • Ghosts of Murdered Kings (#4103)

    NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in Ireland's County Tipperary in their methodical hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of various violent deaths of bog body victims.

  • Roman Catacomb Mystery (#4104)

    Beneath the streets of Rome lies an ancient city of the dead known as the Catacombs -- a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, lined with tombs.

  • Bigger Than T.rex (#4119)

    Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus Rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to walk the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus.

  • Emperor's Ghost Army (#4120)

    Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China was buried in a mausoleum with around 9,000 terracotta statues.

  • Sunken Ship Rescue (#4202)

    NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers.

  • The Great Math Mystery (#4207)

    NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour-a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries.

  • Dawn of Humanity (#4209)

    From a deep cave in South Africa comes an astounding discovery of an unprecedented trove of fossils of human relatives.

  • Arctic Ghost Ship (#4216)

    Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished.

  • Secrets of Noah's Ark (#4212)

    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.

  • Making North America: Origins (#4220)

    See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be.

  • Making North America: Life (#4221)

    Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two.

  • Making North America: Human (#4222)

    From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent.

  • Inside Einstein's Mind (#4223)

    Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

  • Life's Rocky Start (#4302)

    From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life.

  • Mystery Beneath The Ice (#4303)

    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.

  • Iceman Reborn (#4305)

    Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth.

  • Wild Ways (#4311)

    From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa's elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet's most cherished - but endangered - species.

  • Great Human Odyssey (#4312)

    Walk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors as scientists trace the paths that led us out of Africa and around the world.

  • Operation Lighthouse Rescue (#4313)

    The Gay Head Lighthouse, a historic landmark perched high on the cliffs of Martha's Vineyard, is soon to become the next victim of the ocean's relentless erosion of the island's cliffs.

  • Bombing Hitler's Supergun (#4314)

    In the spring of 1943, Hitler hatched plans for a diabolical "supergun" in an effort to turn the tide of the war back in his favor.

  • Super Tunnel (#4317)

    Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.

  • Treasures of the Earth: Gems (#4318)

    Gemstones like diamonds, rubies, opal and jade are the ultimate treasures.

  • Treasures of the Earth: Metals (#4319)

    Gold, bronze, iron, steel... metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? Discover their unique properties and explore how our mastery of metals has led us from the stone age to today's hi-tech world.

  • Treasures of the Earth: Power (#4320)

    Drill down to discover how Earth's natural treasures provide bountiful energy to power our modern world yet are also driving us to seek new, cleaner alternatives that can help us keep the lights on.

  • Search for the Super Battery (#4403)

    Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet.

  • Ultimate Cruise Ship (#4404)

    Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat.

  • The Origami Revolution (#4405)

    The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions.

  • Holocaust Escape Tunnel (#4407)

    In the heart of Lithuania, a Holocaust secret lies buried.

  • Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb (#4408)

    Engineers race to build a massive dome to contain the crumbling remains of Chernobyl's reactor.

  • Chinese Chariot Revealed (#4409)

    For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth.

  • Secrets of the Shining Knight (#4413)

    Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic manufacturing process.

  • Ghosts of Stonehenge (#4414)

    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.

  • Secrets of the Forbidden City (#4415)

    Discover the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years.

  • Extreme Animal Weapons (#4419)

    Explore the secrets that underlie nature's battleground.

  • Bird Brain (#4420)

    Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence.

  • Day The Dinosaurs Died (#4421)

    Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

  • First Face of America (#4504)

    Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to uncover the 13, 000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager.

  • Great Escape at Dunkirk (#4505)

    Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation.

  • Prediction by the Numbers (#4506)

    Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail.

  • Decoding The Weather Machine (#4507)

    Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we call Earth.

  • Rise of the Superstorms (#4508)

    Dive into the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

  • Transplanting Hope (#4509)

    Follow the patients who desperately need transplants to save their lives, see the profound decisions families face in donating the organs of loved ones who die, and learn about the critical shortage of organs and new research into "organs by design.

  • Volatile Earth: Volcano On Fire (#4510)

    Climb up the cone of Nyiragongo, one of the world's least studied volcanoes, and join volcanologists as they descend into its crater, down towards its bubbling and seething lava lake, to discover when it will erupt next.

  • Volatile Earth: Volcano on the Brink (#4511)

    Join a team of volcanologists as they explore one of the world's most active and mysterious volcanoes in central Africa: Nyamuragira.

  • Addiction (#4512)

    Delve into America's opioid crisis - in a world in which many other diseases can be traced to addictive behavior, how do addictions work, and what can the science of addiction tell us about how we can resolve this dire social issue?

  • Flying Supersonic (#4513)

    A history of the legendary Concorde, the passenger plane that flew from the late 70s till 2003 at twice the speed of sound.

  • Thai Cave Rescue (#4514)

    Follow the remarkable story of how a Thai boys' soccer team became trapped in a cave system, how they were located, and how rescuers worked against the clock to make a miraculous rescue of all 12 boys and their coach.

  • Last B-24 (#4515)

    In 1944 a smoking, battle-scarred B-24 Liberator bomber known as the Tulsamerican crashed into the choppy seas off the coast of Croatia, entombing three of its occupants under 135 feet of water.

  • Operation Bridge Rescue (#4516)

    Follow the rebuilding of the 19th century Blenheim Covered Bridge.

  • World's Fastest Animal (#4517)

    The Peregrine Falcon is famously the fastest bird on earth, capable of reaching speeds of up to 242 mph in a dive.

  • Apollo's Daring Mission (#4518)

    Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.

  • Pluto and Beyond (#4601)

    Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet.

  • Einstein's Quantum Riddle (#4602)

    Quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from networks to code breaking, but first we need to know it's real.

  • Kilauea: Hawaii On Fire (#4603)

    Journey to Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano, which sent rivers of lava through communities and into the sea when it erupted in 2018.

  • Decoding The Great Pyramid (#4604)

    Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza -- and how they did it.

  • Rise of the Rockets (#4605)

    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.

  • The Next Pompeii (#4606)

    Discover Campi Flegrei, a lesser-known volcano in the shadow of Vesuvius.

  • Saving The Dead Sea (#4607)

    There's no place on Earth like it. Cleopatra attributed her beauty to its secrets.

  • Inside The Megafire (#4608)

  • First Horse Warriors (#4609)

    Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization.

  • Lost Viking Army (#4610)

    Bioarchaeologists investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village.



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