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NOVA Online has dozens of sites to choose from. In case you're not sure where to start, we've selected some of the best sites we've created over the years. This list will be updated from time to time. And if there's a prominent news story for which we have a useful background site, we'll be sure to include it here. (If you're looking for a specific title or category, try the Archive.)

Lincoln's Secret Weapon

Lincoln's Secret Weapon

Through stunning 360-degree animations, stroll through the USS Monitor and see the famous Civil War ironclad as it looked before it went down off North Carolina a century and a half ago.

Fire Wars

Fire Wars

Prepare yourself for this summer's wildfire season in North America, which threatens to be one of the most destructive ever. On this site, fight a virtual wildfire, see how a wildland firefighter gears up, view satellite maps of a world on fire, discover why some plants can't live without fire, and more.

Island of the Sharks

Island of the Sharks

While diving at Cocos Island in the eastern Pacific, you can see up to 400 hammerhead sharks at once. Here, view stunning 360° undersea panaromas of sharks, read personal accounts of shark attacks, consult a who's who of shark species, and much more.

Cancer

Cancer Warrior

Watch the full NOVA program chronicling the extraordinary odyssey of Dr. Judah Folkman, who has spent over 30 years searching for ways to curb cancer by cutting off blood flow to tumors. Also on this Web site, find out how clinical trials are designed, see how cancer grows, watch video of actual cancer growth, explore an extensive Help/Resources section, and more.

Dying to be Thin

Dying to be Thin

Life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are on the rise. Here you can watch the entire NOVA program in QuickTime or RealPlayer, read expert advice and the personal experiences of sufferers, access valuable resources, find out what your body's nutritional needs are, and more.

Einstein Revealed

Einstein Revealed

Review the key turning points in Einstein's life, find out why he is considered a genius among geniuses, become a "time traveler," learn how the theory of general relativity gave birth to cosmology, and explore the nature of light.

Mysteries of the Nile

Mysteries of the Nile

Explore the Pyramids, temples, and other monumental architecture of ancient Egypt through riveting 360° photography and field dispatches from noted Egyptologists. Then, see what it takes to try to raise a giant granite obelisk using only the tools and techniques of the ancients.

Shackleton's Antarctic Odyssey

Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance

Journey into ice-choked Antarctic waters and onto the shores of rugged Elephant and South Georgia islands as you follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose legendary 1914-1916 Endurance expedition is one of the greatest survival stories of all time.

Submarines, Secrets, and Spies

Submarines, Secrets, and Spies

Lead yourself on a tour of an active nuclear submarine through 360° views, hear about life underwater from former submarine sailors, find out why the U.S. Navy has been loaning out its subs, and test your sonic knowledge.

To the Moon

To the Moon

Join the Apollo astronauts on the moon's surface through stunning 360° photography, find out why scientists believe the moon used to be part of the Earth, give your brain a workout with some lunar puzzlers, and hear from the space pioneers, including the last man to walk on the moon.

 

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