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Nova

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/_7qOTX4RlrY4_dHvb5e-AA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In the shadow of Italy’s Vesuvius, a lesser-known volcano rumbles: Campi Flegrei. If it erupts, millions of lives could be at risk. Scientists explore its unique geology and develop a warning system that could prevent Naples becoming the next Pompeii. /episodes/get/90086 /episode/90086 The Next Pompeii /episode-player/90086

Discover Campi Flegrei, a lesser-known volcano in the shadow of Vesuvius. If it erupts, millions of lives could be at risk. Meet the scientists exploring its geography and developing a warning system to prevent Naples from becoming the next Pompeii.

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Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/F08oYHkBFTTVhvDG_ulRMg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false New technologies are making rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever before. As companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic make space more accessible, and NASA returns to crewed spaceflight, a new era of space exploration may be on the horizon. /episodes/get/89852 /episode/89852 Rise of the Rockets /episode-player/89852

Marvel at a new era of space exploration and accessibility, thanks to NASA's return to crewed spaceflight, as well as private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and technologies that make rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever.

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Wed, 02/13/2019 - 03:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/nmqhp2k72C1d2o56dNn2Ww==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza--and how they did it. Join researchers as they delve into the logbook of a work crew and discover how the massive project transformed Egypt. /episodes/get/89726 /episode/89726 Decoding the Great Pyramid /episode-player/89726

Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza -- and how they did it. Join researchers as they delve into the logbook of a work crew and discover how the massive project transformed Egypt.

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Wed, 02/06/2019 - 03:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/7GK-DseMv3sqUMh9MInTLw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Hawaiʻi’s Kīlauea volcano erupted in 2018, sending rivers of lava through communities and into the sea. Join scientists and local residents as they investigate the frightening spike in volcanic activity that turned an island paradise into an inferno. /episodes/get/89363 /episode/89363 Kīlauea: Hawaiʻi on Fire /episode-player/89363

Journey to Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano, which sent rivers of lava through communities and into the sea when it erupted in 2018. Join a group of scientists and locals investigating the spike in volcano activity that turned paradise into an inferno.

Air date:
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 03:45
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Quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from networks to code breaking, but first we need to know it's real. Join physicists as they capture light from across the universe in a bid to prove Einstein's "spooky action at a distance."

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Wed, 01/09/2019 - 03:45
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Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet. Since it explored Pluto in 2015, New Horizons is zooming toward Ultima Thule, an object four billion miles from Earth.

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Wed, 01/02/2019 - 03:45
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