Nova Poster

(1974– )

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Eagle Power

Up-close footage provides a look at the strength, eyesight and flying skills of an eagle, and reveals the danger and drama of chicks as they struggle to survive.

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The Truth About Fat

The mysteries of fat and its role in hormone production, hunger and pregnancy.
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Season 47

5 Feb. 2020
Polar Extremes
Paleontologist Kirk Johnson explores the polar extremes of the planet, including miles-high ice sheets and warm polar forests brimming with life.
 
12 Feb. 2020
Dog Tales
A look at dog domestication, how scientists test wolf intelligence and decode canine DNA, and what science says about a dog's love for humans.
 
19 Feb. 2020
Cat Tales
The perplexing behaviors of cats have often raised the question of whether humans ever really domesticated felines.
 
26 Feb. 2020
Mysteries of Sleep
Scientists study why animals and humans need to sleep, what happens to the brain during sleep, and the role sleep plays in memory, trauma, and emotion regulation.
 
1 Apr. 2020
Cuba's Cancer Hope
When the trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuba was forced to get creative. Now they've developed lung cancer vaccines that show promise, some Americans are defying the embargo and traveling to Cuba for treatment.
 
8 Apr. 2020
The Truth About Fat
The mysteries of fat and its role in hormone production, hunger and pregnancy.
 
13 May 2020
Eagle Power
Up-close footage provides a look at the strength, eyesight and flying skills of an eagle, and reveals the danger and drama of chicks as they struggle to survive.
 
20 May 2020
Saving Notre Dame
Engineers race to rebuild the roof of the Notre Dame cathedral and secure the medieval structure within five years.
 

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