Upcoming Episodes

Bounty (Episode 1) Discover the lasting impact of how international trade forever changed the Gulf of Maine’s bounty.
  • Airdate Wednesday, July 24, 2024 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Original7/24/2024
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Peril (Episode 2) Explore Cashes Ledge, a part of the Gulf of Maine that helps power the Gulf’s more than 3,000 species.
  • Airdate Wednesday, July 31, 2024 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Original7/31/2024
  • SCGM102
Survival (Episode 3) Meet the people leading new efforts to shape the future of the Gulf of Maine and our oceans.
  • Airdate Wednesday, August 7, 2024 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Original8/7/2024
  • SCGM103
Boost It! Around the world, engineers are finding ingenious ways to amplify our abilities and senses – allowing us to access and shape the world way beyond our natural abilities. From helping a blind man see without the use of his eyes to building a sling so powerful it can shoot rockets into space, see why engineering just might be the closest thing to a superpower we humans have.
  • Airdate Wednesday, November 13, 2024 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Original11/13/2024
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Reach It! From the time our species first evolved, we’ve been on the move. Not content to stay in one place, we’ve schemed and invented and built our way from one place to the next. From affordable deep sea subs to flying taxis to next-gen space habitats, see how today’s engineers are designing and building creative new ways for us to get all around — and even off — our planet.
  • Airdate Wednesday, November 27, 2024 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Original11/20/2024
  • NOVA
Change It! For as long as humans have been around, we’ve been altering the spaces around us to better suit our needs. From accessing ancient wisdom to build a better water filter to designing a robot that uses acoustics to monitor coral reef health, see how today’s engineers are applying their craft to reshape the natural world and create new human-made environments to enhance our lives in amazing ways.
  • Airdate Wednesday, November 27, 2024 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Original11/27/2024
  • NOVA
What Are UFOs Unidentified Flying Objects have long captivated the imagination of the public, but for decades most scientists treated the subject as taboo. Now, these mysterious phenomena are moving out of the shadows and into the light, as NASA pledges to study them scientifically.
  • Airdate Wednesday, January 22, 2025 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Original1/22/2025
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Nature's Fear Factory Scientists are reintroducing wild dogs to restore the park’s “landscape of fear” and with it the natural balance of the ecosystem.
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Can We Cool The Planet? Scientists look to geoengineering and other methods to cool the planet.
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Secrets in Our DNA What can DNA testing companies reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk?
  • NOVA4801
Why Sharks Attack

Uncover the science behind the hunting instincts of the great white shark.

  • Original5/7/2014
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Emperor’s Ghost Army

Investigate how and why life-sized terracotta statues were made for Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China.

  • Original11/12/2014
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First Man on the Moon

View an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon.

  • Original12/3/2014
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Lethal Seas

Follow scientists who seek solutions to rising ocean acidity and see their breakthrough discoveries.

  • Original5/13/2015
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Arctic Ghost Ship

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: the fate of the Franklin Expedition.

  • Original9/23/2015
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Inside Einstein's Mind

Retrace Einstein’s thought experiments to discover how he reshaped our understanding of gravity.

  • Original11/25/2015
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Operation Lighthouse Rescue

Join engineers as they race to rescue a historic Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse from certain doom.

  • Original5/4/2016
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Super Tunnel

Join engineers as they build a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.

  • Original10/12/2016
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Ghosts of Stonehenge See how archaeological digs have uncovered new clues about Stonehenge and its builders.
  • Original10/11/2017
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Great Escape at Dunkirk Discover traces of the ships and planes lost during World War II’s epic Dunkirk operation.
  • Original2/14/2018
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Einstein's Quantum Riddle Join scientists as they grab light from across the universe to prove quantum entanglement is real.
  • Original1/9/2019
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Kīlauea: Hawaiʻi on Fire Scientists journey to Kīlauea volcano to investigate the eruptions that shook Hawaiʻi in 2018.
  • Original1/23/2019
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Dead Sea Scroll Detectives New technologies help unravel mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls—and uncover million-dollar fakes.
  • Original11/6/2019
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Polar Extremes Paleontologist Kirk Johnson explores the dynamic history—and future—of ice at the poles.
  • Original2/5/2020
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Dog Tales Follow the epic journey of dog domestication and see what science says about dogs’ love.
  • Original2/12/2020
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Cat Tales Goddess, demon, house pet? What does science say about the human relationship with cats?
  • Original2/19/2020
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The First Alphabet Follow the evolution of the written word, from millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to our modern-day alphabets.
  • Original9/23/2020
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Hindenburg: The New Evidence A revealing new investigation of one of history’s most iconic aviation disasters.
  • Original5/19/2021
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Secrets in the Scat Join biologists on an ingenious hunt for the clues hidden in animal poop.
  • Original2/9/2022
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Great Mammoth Mystery Sir David Attenborough explores a site with traces of ancient mammoths and Neanderthals.
  • Original2/16/2022
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Augmented An ingenious new technology allows prosthetic legs to move and feel like the real thing.
  • Original2/23/2022
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Determined: Fighting Alzheimer's Follow three women enrolled in a groundbreaking study to try to prevent Alzheimer’s.
  • Original4/6/2022
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Dinosaur Apocalypse: The New Evidence Striking new fossils paint a picture of life right before the asteroid impact.
  • Original5/11/2022
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Dinosaur Apocalypse: The Last Day Scientists use new fossils to reconstruct the day the dinosaurs died.
  • Original5/11/2022
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Why Ships Crash How could a single ship cause a major supply-chain crisis around the globe?
  • Original5/18/2022
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Ice Age Footprints Ancient footprints provide new evidence of humans and extinct giant beasts of the Ice Age.
  • Original5/25/2022
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Ultimate Space Telescope Discover how NASA engineers built and launched the most ambitious telescope of all time.
  • Original7/13/2022
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Ending HIV in America Science has made extraordinary progress against HIV. Can innovative drugs and therapies finally end it?
  • Original9/21/2022
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Saving Venice Rising seas threaten the survival of Venice. Can innovative engineering projects save it?
  • Original9/28/2022
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Rebuilding Notre Dame A team of engineers and artisans tackles the restoration of iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Original10/5/2022
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Computers v. Crime Is artificial intelligence making policing and courts fairer, or is it increasing bias?
  • Original10/12/2022
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Can Psychedelics Cure Psychedelics are unlocking new ways to treat conditions like addiction and depression.
  • Original10/19/2022
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Ocean Invaders Meet one of the ocean’s most beautiful and destructive species: Lionfish.
  • Original10/26/2022
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Nazca Desert Mystery Who created the Nazca lines and why? New clues to one of the greatest ancient enigmas.
  • Original11/2/2022
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Crypto Decoded From Bitcoin to NFTs, what exactly are cryptocurrencies? And how do they work?
  • Original11/9/2022
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Zero to Infinity Discover how the concepts of zero and infinity revolutionized mathematics.
  • Original11/16/2022
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High-Risk High-Rise Can skyscrapers be made safer, more efficient, and livable in our rapidly growing cities?
  • Original12/9/2022
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London Super Tunnel Thousands race to build Europe's biggest construction project–London's new railroad.
  • Original2/1/2023
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Star Chasers of Senegal A visionary scientist investigates the deep history of astronomy in West Africa.
  • Original2/8/2023
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Ancient Builders of the Amazon Archaeological discoveries reveal traces of ancient civilizations in the Amazon.
  • Original2/15/2023
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Weathering the Future Americans use ancient wisdom and new technology to fight extreme weather.
  • Original4/12/2023
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Chasing Carbon Zero Here’s how the U.S. could reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • Original4/26/2023
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Saving the Right Whale Follow scientists determined to save the critically endangered right whale.
  • Original5/3/2023
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Into the Megavolcano Investigate one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded history.
  • Original5/10/2023
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Your Perception Deception Neuroscientists discover the tricks and shortcuts the brain takes to help us survive.
  • Original5/17/2023
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Who's In Control Dive into the subconscious to see what’s really driving the decisions you make.
  • Original5/24/2023
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Birth of the Sky See how Earth transformed from a barren hellscape to a planet capable of sustaining life.
  • Original10/4/2023
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Frozen How did life survive on a planet covered in ice from pole to pole?
  • Original10/11/2023
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Life Rising See how life made the leap to land, turning a barren landscape into a lush, green world.
  • Original10/18/2023
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Inferno How did life bounce back after a cataclysmic extinction wiped out some 90% of all species?
  • Original10/25/2023
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Inside China's Tech Boom The inside story of China’s meteoric rise to the forefront of global innovation.
  • Original11/8/2023
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The Battle to Beat Malaria Follow the quest to create a lifesaving malaria vaccine.
  • Original11/15/2023
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Lee and Liza's Family Tree A family turns to science in their struggle to rediscover a history obscured by slavery.
  • Original11/22/2023
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When Whales Could Walk Giant fossils uncovered in the Sahara Desert reveal new secrets of how whales evolved.
  • Original1/31/2024
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Great American Eclipse Explore the spectacular cosmic phenomenon of a total solar eclipse.
  • Original3/1/2024
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A.I. Revolution Explore the promise, perils, and possible future of new A.I. technologies taking the world by storm.
  • Original3/27/2024
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Secrets in Your Data Find out who’s using your data and what you can do about it.
  • Original5/15/2024
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Bounty (Episode 1) Discover the lasting impact of how international trade forever changed the Gulf of Maine’s bounty.
  • Airdate Wednesday, July 24, 2024 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Original7/24/2024
  • SCGM101
Peril (Episode 2) Explore Cashes Ledge, a part of the Gulf of Maine that helps power the Gulf’s more than 3,000 species.
  • Airdate Wednesday, July 31, 2024 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Original7/31/2024
  • SCGM102
Survival (Episode 3) Meet the people leading new efforts to shape the future of the Gulf of Maine and our oceans.
  • Airdate Wednesday, August 7, 2024 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Original8/7/2024
  • SCGM103
Boost It! Around the world, engineers are finding ingenious ways to amplify our abilities and senses – allowing us to access and shape the world way beyond our natural abilities. From helping a blind man see without the use of his eyes to building a sling so powerful it can shoot rockets into space, see why engineering just might be the closest thing to a superpower we humans have.
  • Airdate Wednesday, November 13, 2024 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Original11/13/2024
  • NOVA
Reach It! From the time our species first evolved, we’ve been on the move. Not content to stay in one place, we’ve schemed and invented and built our way from one place to the next. From affordable deep sea subs to flying taxis to next-gen space habitats, see how today’s engineers are designing and building creative new ways for us to get all around — and even off — our planet.
  • Airdate Wednesday, November 27, 2024 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Original11/20/2024
  • NOVA
Change It! For as long as humans have been around, we’ve been altering the spaces around us to better suit our needs. From accessing ancient wisdom to build a better water filter to designing a robot that uses acoustics to monitor coral reef health, see how today’s engineers are applying their craft to reshape the natural world and create new human-made environments to enhance our lives in amazing ways.
  • Airdate Wednesday, November 27, 2024 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Original11/27/2024
  • NOVA
What Are UFOs Unidentified Flying Objects have long captivated the imagination of the public, but for decades most scientists treated the subject as taboo. Now, these mysterious phenomena are moving out of the shadows and into the light, as NASA pledges to study them scientifically.
  • Airdate Wednesday, January 22, 2025 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Original1/22/2025
  • NOVA
Easter Island Origins New evidence reveals the real story of Easter Island and the ancient builders of its iconic stone heads.
  • Original2/7/2025
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