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Relive two legendary expeditions—one tragic, one triumphant—to pioneer a route through the Northwest Passage.
Building on Ground Zero
Can lessons learned from the Twin Towers' collapse make new buildings safer?
The Deadliest Plane Crash
NOVA investigates the worst aviation accident of all time.
Monster of the Milky Way
Does a supermassive black hole lurk at the center of our galaxy?
A team of doctors and climbers on Denali test the body's response to extreme cold.
Dimming the Sun
New evidence that air pollution has masked the full impact of global warming suggests the world may soon face a heightened climate crisis.
Family That Walks on All Fours
Experts explore the mysterious story of five siblings living in a remote Turkish village.
The Ghost Particle
A 40-year hunt for solar neutrinos leads to a new understanding of matter itself.
The Great Robot Race
Driverless vehicles compete in a 130-mile race across the Mojave Desert.
Jewel of the Earth
David Attenborough probes the mysteries of ancient life-forms perfectly preserved in amber.
Mummy Who Would be King, The
Could a mummy exhibited for 140 years at an obscure museum in Niagara Falls be the remains of a long-lost Egyptian pharaoh?
Mystery of the Megavolcano
Researchers from Indonesia to Greenland unearth clues to the greatest volcanic eruption of the last 100,000 years.
NOVA scienceNOW: January 10, 2006
Eight of the most compelling science stories of 2005, including the ivory-billed woodpecker, pandemic flu, the 10th planet, and more
NOVA scienceNOW: October 3, 2006
Host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examines doomsday asteroids, the genetics behind overeating, the quest to create a new element, and an MIT roboticist who also writes award-winning fiction.
NOVA scienceNOW: November 21, 2006
In his second episode as host, Neil Tyson investigates mass extinction, the killer 1918 flu virus, high-tech ways to read ancient papyrus, and an MIT roboticist who designs sociable robots.
Perfect Corpse, The
Forensic investigators tease secrets from the well-preserved bodies of people buried long ago in peat bogs.
Underwater Dream Machine
Follow one man's quest to engineer a submarine with panoramic views.
Voyage to the Mystery Moon
NASA and the European Space Agency dispatch a two-part mission to study Saturn and its enigmatic satellite, Titan.
Wings of Madness
The flamboyant rise and tragic death of pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.