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NOVA

PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys since its 1974 debut.

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Sat., November 18, 2017
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

First Man on the Moon  

A profile of Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), the first person to set foot on the moon, featuring remarks from his family and friends.

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Wed., November 22, 2017
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Extreme Animal Weapons  

A look at the secrets that underlie nature's battleground. Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether it's claws or horns, fangs or stings. Included: why some armaments are far beyond practical need.

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Wed., November 22, 2017
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Extreme Animal Weapons  

A look at the secrets that underlie nature's battleground. Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether it's claws or horns, fangs or stings. Included: why some armaments are far beyond practical need.

Full Episodes

S44 Ep18: Killer Floods

S44 Ep18: Killer Floods

Scientists uncover geologic evidence of epic floods that tore through ancient landscapes.

S44 Ep17: Killer Hurricanes

S44 Ep17: Killer Hurricanes

Experts reconstruct the Great Hurricane of 1780 to help predict the risk of future storms.

S44 Ep16: Killer Volcanoes

S44 Ep16: Killer Volcanoes

Scientists hunt for a mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze.

S44 Ep15: Secrets of the Forbidden City

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How has China’s magnificent Forbidden City withstood centuries of earthquakes?

Clips

What's Inside the Great Pyramid?

What's Inside the Great Pyramid?

Cosmic particles reveal a previously hidden void in the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Egypt.

Will Robots Become Conscious?

Will Robots Become Conscious?

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Why Do We Like Being Scared?

Why Do We Like Being Scared?

If a neuroscientist designed a haunted house, would you dare to enter?

Why Home Runs Are on the Rise

Why Home Runs Are on the Rise

What’s behind the recent surge in home runs in baseball?

Previews

S44 Ep19: Extreme Animal Weapons Preview

S44 Ep19: Extreme Animal Weapons Preview

NOVA uncovers the secrets of nature’s battleground—claws, horns, fangs and all.

S44 Ep18: Killer Floods Preview

S44 Ep18: Killer Floods Preview

Scientists uncover geologic evidence of epic floods that tore through ancient landscapes.