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Season 37

6 Oct. 2009
Darwin's Darkest Hour
Charles Darwin is taken aback when he receives a manuscript from a colleague, Alfred Wallace, which contains many of the same conclusions as he on evolution and the development of various species. Darwin's theory was developed over a great many years and in flashbacks, the manner in which it developed is shown. He had many supporters and likely more critics. He knew that his ideas were radical and that they would conflict with religious thought on the subject of creation. In reviewing his thoughts however, he realizes that he can without much difficulty claim to have ...
 
13 Oct. 2009
Hubble's Amazing Rescue
Nova takes an inside look at space shuttle mission STS-125 and the efforts to service the almost two decade old Hubble Space telescope.
 
20 Oct. 2009
Lizard Kings
This program reviews the monitor lizard genus which, dispute the incredible diversity between species, share common traits such as the ability to count, that lead biologists to peg them as the most evolutionarily advanced of the lizards. Dr. Eric Pianka, who studied lizards for forty years in Australia, serves as guide. Program concludes with the customary, trite comment on human impact on climate change and the environment.
 
3 Nov. 2009
Becoming Human: First Steps
Nova examines the early ancestors of mankind and considers weather climate change was the driving force behind our early evolution.
 
10 Nov. 2009
Becoming Human: Birth of Humanity
Nova examines the ancestors of man by attempting to to reconstruct what they look like, what tools they used, and how they lived. Special focus is given to Homo erectus.
 
17 Nov. 2009
Becoming Human: Last Human Standing
Nova examines the early ancestors of mankind and examines why Homo sapiens won out over Neanderthals in the evolutionary race.
 
24 Nov. 2009
What Are Dreams?
Nova examines the science of dreams by investigating what dreams are and why we have them.
 
29 Dec. 2009
What Darwin Never Knew
A look at Charles Darwin, his book On The Origin of Species, and how his theory of evolution is explained. It includes Darwin's observations through work on the Human Genome Project.
 
5 Jan. 2010
Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor included five midget submarines. Four of the submarines failed in their mission being destroyed or captured. Nova follows the investigation of a mysterious ship wreck to determine if it is the fifth submarine, if it successfully launched its torpedoes and if so did it succeed in in attacking any ships.
 
12 Jan. 2010
Building Pharaoh's Ship
Nova explores ancient Egyptian techniques of ship building by following a team of archaeologist as they construct a ship based on ancient designs.
 
19 Jan. 2010
Riddles of the Sphinx
Nova investigates the Great Sphinx of Egypt in an attempt to understand its origin, creation, and purpose.
 
2 Feb. 2010
Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Nova examines the ruins of Machu Picchu and tries to unravel what happened there.
 
9 Feb. 2010
Extreme Cave Diving
A team of scientists and divers explore blue holes, submerged caves in the Bahamas to uncover the history of the islands and clues to the Earth's climate changes. In the process they experience many perils.
 
2 Mar. 2010
The Pluto Files
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson gives the facts on Pluto and examines the controversy over whether it is a planet.
 
30 Mar. 2010
Mind Over Money
Nova examines the science behind making financial decisions and investigates why economists did not anticipate the 2008 financial crisis.
 
6 Apr. 2010
Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way
Nova examines the physics of telescope design. Following the development of the telescope over several centuries the program explains the challenges that the major design innovations solved and the inevitable major discoveries they produced.
 
13 Apr. 2010
Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever-Expanding Universe
This program describes the most remarkable, perspective changing discoveries in the field of cosmology in the last 100 years. Each discovery was made by scientists working with a radically new telescope.
 
4 May 2010
Mt. St. Helens Back from the Dead
Nova examines the Mount St. Helens volcano and investigates whether it is soon due for another eruption.
 

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