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Search Engine Breakdown

Two leading researchers investigate racial bias built into widely used search engines.

Alaskan Dinosaurs

Intrepid paleontologists discover that dinosaurs thrived in the Arctic’s cold and dark.

Butterfly Blueprints

Explore how the scientific secrets of butterflies are inspiring technological innovations.

NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang

Venture back to the birth of space and time as NOVA probes the mystery of the Big Bang.

NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes

Take a seat on the ultimate thrill ride as NOVA explores the universe’s strangest objects.

NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds

Visit exotic worlds orbiting distant suns as NOVA tackles the big question: are we alone?

NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way

Explore the wonders and mysteries of our galaxy—the giant city of stars we call home.

NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars

Voyage to discover the sun’s place in a grand cycle of birth, death and renewal.

Edible Insects

Take a tasty look at insect foods that could benefit our health and our warming planet.

Arctic Drift

Join scientists on a daring polar voyage to uncover the Arctic’s climate secrets.

Particles Unknown

Join the hunt for the universe’s most common—yet most elusive and baffling—particle.

The Cannabis Question

As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA explores its little-known risks and benefits.

Bat Superpowers

Could the source of the deadliest viruses hold the secret to a healthier and longer life?

Ship That Changed the World

As we excavate a 500-year-old wreck, learn the secrets behind history’s great ships.

High-Risk High-Rise

Can skyscrapers be made safer, more efficient, and livable in our rapidly growing cities?

Great Electric Airplane Race

Will electric planes replace polluting airliners and lead to flying taxis in our cities?

Hindenburg: The New Evidence

A revealing new investigation of one of history’s most iconic aviation disasters.

Fighting for Fertility

Meet people struggling with infertility and the challenges of assisted reproduction.

Reef Rescue

Scientists race to help corals adapt to warming oceans through assisted evolution.

Picture a Scientist

Researchers expose longstanding discrimination against women in science.

Looking for Life on Mars

NASA launches its most ambitious search yet for traces of ancient life on Mars.

Secrets in our DNA

What can DNA testing companies reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk?

About NOVA

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