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Death Star

Death Star
Astronomers investigate gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful celestial explosions since the big bang.

Fire Wars

Fire Wars
Wildland firefighters battle one of the most destructive fire seasons in U.S. history.

Fireworks!

Fireworks!
Pyrotechnists use hi-tech firing systems and ancient alchemy to create dazzling fireworks displays.

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
Galileo struggles to persuade church authorities of the truth behind his astonishing discoveries about the cosmos.

Killer Disease on Campus

Killer Disease on Campus
Doctors combat the deadliest form of meningitis, which strikes young people out of the blue.

Lost Roman Treasure

Lost Roman Treasure
Experts rescue priceless mosaics from an ancient city about to vanish beneath a reservoir.

Missing Link, The

Missing Link, The
Paleontologists studying the Devonian Period (408-360 million years ago) discover a tiny fossil of colossal importance.

Mysterious Life of Caves

Mysterious Life of Caves
Toxic caverns teeming with strange life-forms spark a radical theory of how caves take shape.

Neanderthals on Trial

Neanderthals on Trial
Are Neanderthals our ancestors or an evolutionary dead end?

Orchid Hunter

Orchid Hunter
NOVA investigates an all-consuming passion for orchids, nature's most highly evolved plant.

Secrets, Lies & Atomic Spies

Secrets, Lies & Atomic Spies
NOVA looks back to the 1940s, when American spies passed their country's deepest scientific secrets to the Soviets.

Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance

Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance
Beginning in 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton and 27 men survive a year and a half lost in the Antarctic.

Sinking City of Venice

Sinking City of Venice
Experts struggle to save the City of Canals before it vanishes beneath the waves.

Volcano's Deadly Warning

Volcano's Deadly Warning
A man obsessed with understanding volcanoes comes up with a radical new way to predict eruptions.

Why the Towers Fell

Why the Towers Fell
Forensic engineers investigate the collapse of the World Trade Center.

 

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