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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Volcano on the Brink

53:37

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



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Volcano on Fire

53:37

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

Operation Bridge Rescue

53:30

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

Transplanting Hope

53:43

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

Treasures of the Earth: Power

53:10

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

Rise of the Superstorms

53:06

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

NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?

53:46

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