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Creatures of Light

Deep-sea scientists study the undersea world of creatures that flash, sparkle, shimmer or glow.

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.
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.
25 Nov. 2015
Inside Einstein's Mind
Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.
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 ...
3 Feb. 2016
Creatures of Light
Deep-sea scientists study the undersea world of creatures that flash, sparkle, shimmer or glow.

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