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High-tech health care comes to veterinary medicine—radiology to surgery, intensive care to sports medicine.
Brain Eater, The
Scientists scramble to understand the devastating ailment known as mad cow disease.
Scientists examine the life of the crocodile, a creature that has changed little since the time of the dinosaurs.
Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius
The shattered remnants of the Roman city of Pompeii bear witness to the risk that the people of Naples still face today.
Into the Abyss
A daring expedition attempts to retrieve several "black smoker chimneys" from the seafloor a mile and a half down.
Island of the Sharks
Visit Costa Rica's Cocos Island, which boasts more sharks per cubic yard of water than perhaps any other place on the planet.
Leopards of the Night
NOVA's state-of-the-art camera equipment reveals the nocturnal hunting behavior of leopards in Zambia's Luangua Valley.
Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude
How the quest for a reliable method to find your way at sea was solved by an 18th-century English clockmaker.
Mysterious Mummies of China
Three-thousand-year-old mummies with long blond hair and blue eyes are unearthed in a remote Chinese desert.
Night Creatures of the Kalahari
Beneath the grassland plains of the Kalahari lies a hidden world of rare and exotic animals.
Perfect Pearl, The
Once a rare gem produced by an accident of nature, the pearl is now the product of careful human engineering.
Search for the Lost Cave People
Caves lining a rugged canyon deep in the Chiapas jungle hold clues to the little known Zoque people.
Secrets of Easter Island
A team attempts to recreate the original islanders' success at moving and erecting giant moai statues.
Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond
NOVA goes behind the scenes in Hollywood, where the art of illusion meets the science of perception.
The race to build the world's first supersonic passenger airliner leads to a massive Cold War espionage effort.
Terror in Space
Russian and American astronauts experience life-threatening problems aboard the aging Mir space station.
Tracking El Niño
Scientists struggle to understand the El Niño phenomenon, second only to the seasons in its effect on global weather.
Truth about Impotence, The
NOVA reports on new hope for victims of erectile dysfunction.
Warnings from the Ice
What does it mean that over the past half century, the coastal ice on the Antarctic Peninsula has been gradually disappearing?