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Death StarAstronomers investigate gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful celestial explosions since the big bang.
Fire WarsWildland firefighters battle one of the most destructive fire seasons in U.S. history.
Fireworks!Pyrotechnists use hi-tech firing systems and ancient alchemy to create dazzling fireworks displays.
Galileo's Battle for the HeavensGalileo struggles to persuade church authorities of the truth behind his astonishing discoveries about the cosmos.
Killer Disease on CampusDoctors combat the deadliest form of meningitis, which strikes young people out of the blue.
Lost Roman TreasureExperts rescue priceless mosaics from an ancient city about to vanish beneath a reservoir.
Missing Link, ThePaleontologists studying the Devonian Period (408-360 million years ago) discover a tiny fossil of colossal importance.
Mysterious Life of CavesToxic caverns teeming with strange life-forms spark a radical theory of how caves take shape.
Neanderthals on TrialAre Neanderthals our ancestors or an evolutionary dead end?
Orchid HunterNOVA investigates an all-consuming passion for orchids, nature's most highly evolved plant.
Secrets, Lies & Atomic SpiesNOVA looks back to the 1940s, when American spies passed their country's deepest scientific secrets to the Soviets.
Shackleton's Voyage of EnduranceBeginning in 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton and 27 men survive a year and a half lost in the Antarctic.
Sinking City of VeniceExperts struggle to save the City of Canals before it vanishes beneath the waves.
Volcano's Deadly WarningA man obsessed with understanding volcanoes comes up with a radical new way to predict eruptions.
Why the Towers FellForensic engineers investigate the collapse of the World Trade Center.
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