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Volcano on the Brink


Explore Africa’s sleeping giant—Nyamuragira, one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes.

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Volcano on Fire


Climb into the crater of Nyiragongo, a seething and active African volcano.

Operation Bridge Rescue


Follow engineers and woodworkers as they rebuild an iconic American covered bridge.

Transplanting Hope


Witness organ transplants as they unfold, and meet patients awaiting lifesaving donations.

Treasures of the Earth: Power


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

Rise of the Superstorms


Witness the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017.

NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?


A revolution in gene editing technology enables scientists to create and edit DNA.