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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.

Follow the quest to recover DNA millions of years old for the very first time.
Like monkeys, parrots are also able to travel by suspending their body weight.
The Eiffel Tower was a completely novel design at the time it was built.
National Corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Carlisle Companies and Viking Cruises. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.
Episodes
Trace human development from embryo to newborn through stunning microimagery.
Combining the laws of the universe in one theory that explains it all is the Holy Grail
Do miniscule vibrating strands of energy hold the key to a unified theory of physics?
Will experimental particle physics confirm the wild predictions of string theory?
The story of how African-American Percy Julian defied the odds to become a famous chemist.
We are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?
It defines our lives, but what is time really? Have a look into its true nature.
Take a wild ride into the quantum realm, where even the impossible seems possible.
Is our universe unique, or could it be just one in an endless "multiverse"?
A two-hour special from the producers of "Making Stuff"
Australia’s landscape holds clues to Earth's early history and the beginning of life.
Fossils reveal how life’s explosion in the ocean was recreated on dry land.
Extras
What happened to the Rapa Nui civilization is shrouded in mystery.
These giant stone heads were not dragged on sleds, as once thought.
What is this whale skeleton doing in the Egyptian Sahara Desert?
Today’s whales look nothing like their ancient ancestor.
Explore the engineering behind Paris’s iconic landmark, the tallest structure of its time.
Surprising new evidence is rewriting the story of the giant stone heads of Easter Island.
Giant fossils uncovered in the Sahara Desert reveal new secrets of how whales evolved.
How did an asteroid impact on one side of the planet cause global devastation?
Working at Huawei can be intense - six day weeks and 12 hour days are the norm.
A Black family uses DNA technology to unlock secrets of the past.