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Season 40

10 Oct. 2012
Secrets of the Viking Sword
The Vikings were the most ferocious warriors of the Middle Ages. Especially fearsome were the select few who wielded a formidable weapon: a light, razor sharp, virtually indestructible sword with its maker's name, ULFBERHT, inlaid along the blade.
17 Oct. 2012
Forensics on Trial
Nova investigates forensic science and examines how what is often perceived as rock solid forensic evidence can sometimes lead to wrongful convictions. It looks at a cases where false fingerprint and tooth impression matches have lead to wrongful accusations and convictions. It also examines how MRI and CT technology are now being used to determine causes of death. Finally, it examines problems in the forensics of the O.J. Simpson murder case and looks at how crime scene investigators use computers to record crime scenes in minute detail.
7 Nov. 2012
Mystery of Easter Island
Easter Island has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722.
14 Nov. 2012
Ultimate Mars Challenge
NOVA will be there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing on Mars --and for the spectacular discoveries sure to come.
18 Nov. 2012
Inside the Megastorm
Inside the Megastorm takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection.
2 Jan. 2013
Doomsday Volcanoes
Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. What can we do to prepare for the coming disaster?
9 Jan. 2013
Decoding Neanderthals
What happened when the first modern humans encountered the Neanderthals? Did they make love or war?
23 Jan. 2013
Rise of the Drones
Discover the cutting-edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history.
30 Jan. 2013
Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby?
NOVA is reopening one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time as a team of expert investigators employs state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to determine what really happened to Charles Lindbergh's baby... and why.
6 Feb. 2013
Building Pharaoh's Chariot
A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots.
13 Feb. 2013
Earth from Space
EARTH FROM SPACE is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet.
20 Feb. 2013
Mind of a Rampage Killer
Can science help us understand these crimes?
27 Mar. 2013
Meteor Strike
Scientist relish the wealth of data available from the Chelyabinsk meteor impact to determine, for the first time, the physical details of a large meteor strike.
3 Apr. 2013
Ancient Computer
The arms and faces of ancient statuary litter the seabed at the site of a shipwreck off the coast of Greece. But that's not the most interesting find. Encrusted with over 2,000 years of mineral deposits are highly engineered gears clearly visible as part of a mysterious device dating back to about 50 BCE. Using X-ray technology and working off of the realization that the gears' teeth are prime numbers relating to astronomy, the device is revealed to be the earliest known computer used for predicting eclipses and demonstrating planetary motion.
10 Apr. 2013
Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening
This four part series describes the origins and diversification of life on earth with Australia as a microcosm. This episode describes the history of Earth from its initial formation through the Cambrian explosion using Australian geological formations as examples.
17 Apr. 2013
Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes
In the early Paleozoic Australia is a coastal region of the super-continent Gondwana making it the scene of life's invasion of the land. But not all the action was on land as fish began to dominate the oceans and Australia has a wealth of superb fossils of early fish and other sea creatures.
24 Apr. 2013
Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters
Until recently there were very few known dinosaur fossils in Australia. But there are highways full of footprints which along with the recently found skeletal fossils tell uniquely Australian stories of plants, mammals, dinosaurs and other creatures.
1 May 2013
Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures
The Paleogene opens with the dinosaurs extinct and much of the world's water freezing out in Antarctica as Australia breaks free of Gondwana to chart it's own course. As in the rest of the world mammals, birds and grasses rise to prominence but with an uniquely Australian flavor. Then the first placental mammals arrive.
29 May 2013
Manhunt: Boston Bombers
How did investigators transform the chaos of the Boston Marathon Bombing into a coherent trail of clues, pointing to the accused killers?
29 May 2013
Oklahoma's Deadliest Tornadoes
On May 20th 2013, a ferocious F5 tornado over a mile wide tore through Moore, Oklahoma, inflicting 24 deaths and obliterating entire neighborhoods. It was the third time an exceptionally violent tornado had struck the city in 14 years. Yet predicting when and where these killer storms will hit still poses a huge challenge.

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