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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World's Fastest Animal


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

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



Discover how opioid addiction affects the brain and how treatments are saving lives.

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: 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.

Making North America: Human


How has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today?