Nova

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. Visit the official website to watch full-length documentaries, or explore our world through short-form video, on our digital publication NOVA Next.

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Bird Brain

53:30

Watch as birds solve puzzles and challenge our basic notions of intelligence.



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Day the Dinosaurs Died

53:30

Experts drill into the impact crater of an asteroid that created a worldwide cataclysm.

Black Hole Apocalypse

01:52:46

Take a mind-blowing voyage to the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.

Extreme Animal Weapons

52:55

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

Killer Hurricanes

53:01

Experts reconstruct the Great Hurricane of 1780 to help predict the risk of future storms.

Killer Volcanoes

54:00

Scientists hunt for a mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze.

Ghosts of Stonehenge

53:36

Archaeological research uncovers provocative new clues about Stonehenge.