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S44 Ep19: Extreme Animal Weapons


NOVA uncovers the secrets of nature’s battleground—claws, horns, fangs and all.

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School of the Future - Spanish Version


How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children?

S44 Ep10: Poisoned Water


What exactly went wrong in Flint—and what does it mean for the rest of the country?

S44 Ep7: Holocaust Escape Tunnel


At ground zero for the final solution, scientists uncover a story of hope and bravery.

Treasures of the Earth: Power


Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

Treasures of the Earth: Metals


What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?

Treasures of the Earth: Gems


What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones?