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Season 43

16 Sep. 2015
Dawn of Humanity
Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human.
 
23 Sep. 2015
Arctic Ghost Ship
160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. NOVA is on board as a Canadian team makes a breakthrough discovery of one of Franklin's lost ships--a vital new clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.
 
7 Oct. 2015
Secrets of Noah's Ark
A new version of the biblical flood story includes instructions for assembling an ark.
 
14 Oct. 2015
Cyberwar Threat
Cyber weapons have the ability to inflict physical damage on factories, power plants and pipelines.
 
28 Oct. 2015
Animal Mummies
Animal mummies from the Egyptian catacombs are examined. Also discussed, the role of animals in Egyptian beliefs.
 
4 Nov. 2015
Making North America: Origins
The shaping of North America, including palm trees that once thrived in Alaska and an eruption that nearly tore the Midwest in two.
 
11 Nov. 2015
Making North America: Life
North America's geological history answers some curious riddles about life on the continent. Why were there so many dinosaur species in western North America? Why were there fish in Kansas and shellfish in the Rockies? What happened to the numerous North American lemur species?
 
18 Nov. 2015
Making North America: Human
The influence of geology on the human occupation of North America is described.
 
6 Jan. 2016
Secret Tunnel Warfare
To avoid trampling historical "World War I trench warfare tunnels" in Belgium archaeologists were brought to clear a path for the construction of a pipeline.
 
13 Jan. 2016
Life's Rocky Start
Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place-a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life emerged. But how? NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen as he journeys around the globe. From an ancient Moroccan market to the Australian Outback, he advances a startling and counterintuitive idea-that the rocks beneath our feet were not only essential to jump-starting life, but that microbial life helped ...
 
20 Jan. 2016
Mystery Beneath the Ice
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27 Jan. 2016
Himalayan Megaquake
On April 25, 2015 a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal, wiping out villages and leaving thousands dead. Through eyewitness footage, expert interviews, and stunning graphics, NOVA reveals the anatomy of this megaquake while scientists race to answer urgent questions: Is another big one coming?
 
3 Feb. 2016
Creatures of Light
Deep-sea scientists study the undersea world of creatures that flash, sparkle, shimmer or glow.
 
10 Feb. 2016
Memory Hackers
Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. But how does it work? Neuroscientists using cutting-edge techniques are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory. By studying a range of individuals ranging-from an 11-year-old whiz-kid, Jake Hausler, who remembers every detail of his life to a woman who had memories implanted-scientists have uncovered a provocative idea.
 
17 Feb. 2016
Iceman Reborn
Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth. Now, newly discovered evidence sheds light not only on this mysterious ancient man, but on the dawn of civilization in Europe.
 
24 Feb. 2016
Rise of the Robots
Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges, and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives.
 
4 Apr. 2016
Vikings Unearthed
They were pioneering warriors, expert seafarers, and colonists of the North Atlantic realm. The Vikings even claimed in their sagas to have reached America. Now, renowned archaeologist Sarah Parcak uncovers new clues about their legendary expeditions and settlements.
 
 
20 Apr. 2016
Wild Ways
From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa's elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet's most cherished-but endangered-species.
 
4 May 2016
Operation Lighthouse Rescue
Engineers work to save historic Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard, which is falling victim to the ocean's erosion of the island's cliffs.
 
11 May 2016
Bombing Hitler's Supergun
Historians and engineers investigate how Allied forces conspired to destroy Hitler's "supergun".
 

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