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As entertaining as it is informative, NOVA explores headline-grabbing innovations and discoveries, demystifying science and technology along the way while also highlighting the human side of the people "who make science happen." As the most-watched documentary series on PBS, NOVA programs have defined science television, helping us to understand the way things work while also exploring the social implications of these scientific findings that affect our past, present, and future. Ranging in topics covering everything from galaxies to atoms, the series opens viewers' imaginations to cutting-edge technology that is constantly pushing the limits of the real and possible.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoLizard Kings||Though they may look like dragons and inspire stories, they are actually monitor lizards, the largest lizard to walk the planet. With acute intelligence, they are a very different kind of reptile, blurring the line between reptiles and mammals. NOVA follows expert lizard hunter, Dr. Eric Pianka, as he tracks the elusive creatures through Australia’s heartland, for an unparalleled close encounter with these versatile ‘living dragons.’||52:25||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoHubble’s Amazing Rescue||In the spring of 2009, NASA sent a shuttle crew on a risky mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time. The astronaut servicing team must carry out the first ever in-space repairs of Hubble’s defective instruments, a task that requires ingenious engineering fixes and the most intensive NASA spacewalk ever. NOVA presents the inside story of the mission and the extraordinary challenges faced by the rescue crew.||52:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoWhat Are Dreams?||What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams. Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious world we escape to at night.||51:41||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoWhat Darwin Never Knew||Earth teems with a staggering variety of animals. The source of life’s endless forms was a profound mystery until Charles Darwin’s revolutionary idea of natural selection. NOVA reveals answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn’t explain. Stunning breakthroughs in a brand new science nicknamed ‘evo devo’ are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature’s great mysteries, the development of an embryo.||1:52:09||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoKiller Subs In Pearl Harbor||NOVA looks into new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II, the sinking of the USS Arizona. It has been thought that the Arizona was sunk by a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft, but the discovery of five Japanese midget subs just outside Pearl Harbor raises new questions about the Arizona’s final hours. Could these tiny but lethal subs have played a crucial and previously unsuspected part in the day’s tragic events?||52:57||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoRiddles of the Sphinx||For 45 centuries, the Great Sphinx has cast its enigmatic gaze over Egypt’s Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering. How was it built, and who or what does it represent? NOVA’s expert team of archaeologists carries out experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor that was invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.||52:56||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoGhosts of Machu Picchu||Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven’t been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site.||52:57||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoPluto Files||Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm-a firestorm led by angry, Pluto-loving elementary school students. But what is it about this cold, distant rock that captures so many hearts? NOVA joins Tyson as he follows the amazing story of its discovery and the captivating science that surrounds this former planet, including the possibility of finding more Pluto-like planets in the mysterious Kuiper belt-an area of icy rocks at the edge of the solar system. From the scientists trying to classify Pluto to die-hard "Pluto-philes," Tyson meets a fascinating cast of characters with just one thing in common: Strong opinions about Pluto. Based on Tyson's book of the same name, Pluto Files is an exciting and entertaining look at the solar system's best-loved non-planet.||52:58||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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A shame Creationists can not appreciate the full beauty of Creation
"What Darwin Never Knew" is a riveting account of the archetype for carbon based nanotechnology i.e "nature". The diversity of this mechanism in the formation of individual creatures and the formation of an ecosystem boggles the mind. One can truly marvel at the awe inspiring interplay of components in this system we call "nature" or the "wild". We as humans were given a brain to adapt, therefore we possess something beyond the ability to adapt only through successive successful progeny formation to carry on specific traits as being "naturally selected". While we are born into the "wild" we are called to form a more decent and virtuous version of this experience by the existence of our souls, but you can appreciate the beauty and robustness of this "natural world" into which we were born. I have always felt that 23,000 genes and 99% Chimp could not be the full story. To have a cement gene will not create a building as any contractor will relate to, it is the application at the correct moments of construction that leads to a successful building. There are spacial and temporal dimensions to the expression of a gene during gestation. The DNA molecule as well as other supporting components is truly incredible for the result it produces, Man will never create anything as impressive as this, but we can appreciate its workings, even if we are only just still scratching the surface of this understanding. Can I say it, I will, Praise God for the beauty and potency on display! Galileo as well was an all right fellow after all.
Nova has hit another homerun! Inspiring another generation to see science as a career full of excitement and promise. There is a little geek in all of us, and some have found their efforts even lucrative when plying their trade to the burdens of Man.
What creationists still don't know
"What Darwin Never Knew" is a great exploration into the latest discoveries about evolution and masterfully weaves together these discoveries to uncover aspects of evolution that have long been mysterious or "behind the curtain". It's must see TV for anyone who accepts the theory of evolution and ought to be compulsory viewing for anyone who does not accept the theory of evolution. Creationists are still fighting a war they long lost a war against a theory that was missing a lot of facts that it now has that make it the irrefutable explanation of how "man" came into being.
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- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Oct 20, 2009
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