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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National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS viewers.

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Animal Espionage

53:29

Camera technology is revolutionizing the study of animals—without them even noticing.



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The Violence Paradox

01:53:22

Is violence actually declining? If so, why? And can we build a more peaceful future?

Decoding da Vinci

53:41

Discover the science behind Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces—and Mona Lisa's iconic smile.

Apollo's Daring Mission

53:41

Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the story of the first manned mission to the moon.

World's Fastest Animal

53:04

See the world through the eyes of nature’s fastest animal—the peregrine falcon.

Last B-24

53:44

Dive beneath the sea to the wreckage of a WWII bomber.

Flying Supersonic

53:41

Discover the feats of engineering that made the Concorde the first supersonic airliner.