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Scientists take you inside a snow slide to unlock its deadly secrets.
Balloon Race Around the World
Delve into the history and science of ballooning, and follow some of the attempts in the '90s to be the first to circumnavigate the globe.
IRA terrorists and British bomb disposal experts tell insider stories of a deadly cat-and-mouse game.
Neurosurgeon Jamshid Ghajar sparks a revolution in the treatment of head-trauma victims.
Curse of T. rex
How do paleontologists and commercial fossil hunters know where to look for rare and priceless dinosaur bones?
Cut to the Heart
Ever since World War II, physicians have struggled to find ways to treat heart failure, the biggest killer in the modern world.
Faster than Sound
Top test pilots describe the dangers, mysteries, and thrill of being the first to fly at supersonic speed.
Hunt for Alien Worlds
Astronomers discover planets beyond our solar system. But is there life on them?
Explore the science of explosions - from fireworks to building demolitions.
Kingdom of the Seahorse
The world's leading sea horse biologist journeys to Australia and the Philippines to explore the secret lives of these extraordinary fish.
Princeton math sleuth Andrew Wiles goes undercover for eight years to solve history's most famous math problem: Fermat's Last Theorem.
Pyramids—The Inside Story
Wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid and learn about the pyramid builders.
Engineers solve a unique set of problems in safety, aesthetics, and cost as they build a bridge over the Mississippi River.
Titanic's Lost Sister
Underwater explorer Robert Ballard uses sonar technology to find the Britannic, a ship lost in the Aegean in World War I.
Treasures of the Sunken City
Divers search the seafloor for one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
NOVA exposes the secret life of the pack: where its members live, how they hunt, what their calls mean.
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