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NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives.
He's been dead for more than 5,000 years and poked, prodded, and probed by scientists for the last 20. Yet Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel mysteries about this ancient mummy, revealing not only the details of Otzi's death but also an entire way of life. How did people live during Otzi's time, the Copper Age? What did they eat? What diseases did they cope with? Join NOVA as we defrost the ultimate time capsule—the 5,000-year-old man.
Travel with scientists who are attempting to discover how likely volcanoes are to erupt, when eruptions might happen and how deadly they could prove to be.
Learn about the revolutionary bouncing bomb and the bombers who destroyed two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland during WWII.
Discover the previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.
NOVA meets a new breed of experts who are approaching "cold case" art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, determined to discover "who committed the art," and follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multi-billion dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art.
Visit a unique site packed with astonishingly preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts.
Witness the extraordinary surgery that will allow twin girls, born joined at the head, to live separate lives.
Discover why the new era of personalized, gene-based medicine is both ominous and promising - and relevant to everyone.
Take a spin with David Pogue through the world of weird, extreme chemistry to unlock the secrets of the elements.
In the wake of April 2011's tornado outbreak, learn how we can protect ourselves and our communities in the future.
Find out if modern cruise ships are really safe - or if we're on the brink of a 21st-century Titanic.
It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. You know it as the sun. Scientists know it as one of the most amazing physics laboratories in the universe. Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the sun as they never have before and even recreating what happens at its very center in labs here on Earth. Their work will help us understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades. But more critically, it may help us predict and track solar storms that have the power to zap our power grid, shut down telecommunications, and ground global air travel for days, weeks, or even longer. Such storms have happened before—but never in the modern era of satellite communication. "Secrets of the Sun" reveals a bright new dawn in our understanding of our nearest star — one that might help keep our planet from going dark.
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