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

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Why Ships Crash

53:31

How could a single ship cause a major supply chain crisis around the globe?



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Determined: Fighting Alzheimer's

53:28

Follow three women enrolled in a new study to try to prevent Alzheimer’s.

Augmented

01:25:02

An ingenious new technology allows prosthetic legs to move and feel like the real thing.

Edible Insects

53:28

Take a tasty look at insect foods that could benefit our health and our warming planet.

Arctic Drift

53:32

Join scientists on a daring polar voyage to uncover the Arctic’s climate secrets.

Particles Unknown

53:28

Join the hunt for the universe’s most common—yet most elusive and baffling—particle.

The Cannabis Question

53:36

As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA explores its little-known risks and benefits.