SCIENCE

Neanderthal

Neanderthal

Neanderthal

Meet the Neanderthals, but not as we know them - smarter, faster, and more like us than we ever imagined. Follow Andy Serkis, the master of performance capture, Ella Al- Shamahi, a rising star in Neanderthal research, and a group of experts who create, for the first time ever, a scientifically accurate 3D Neanderthal.

Volcano on Fire

NOVA

Volcano on Fire

Climb with volcano experts to the summit of Nyiragongo, a highly active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Twice in recent memory it has erupted, devastating Goma, a neighboring city of 1 million people. To investigate when it might erupt next, scientists climb into its crater toward a bubbling lava lake to deploy sensors and monitor the volcano’s activity.

Volcano on the Brink

NOVA

Volcano on the Brink

Explore Nyamuragira, one of the world’s most active and mysterious volcanoes in Africa. Decades of civil strife have prevented scientists from investigating the volcano, but a brief pause allows an international team of experts to fly by helicopter to the summit to investigate. Discover the volcano’s hidden dangers and probe whether magma pressure is building up to threaten another eruption.

Operation Bridge Rescue

NOVA

Operation Bridge Rescue

Follow the race to rebuild the Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th century American engineering, destroyed by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Watch a team of elite craftsmen faithfully reproduce the massive, intricate wooden structure under grueling time pressure as flooding threatens their worksite.

Transplanting Hope

NOVA

Transplanting Hope

NOVA takes you inside the operating room to witness organ transplant teams transferring organs from donors to recipients. Meet families navigating both sides of a transplant, and researchers working to end the organ shortage. Their efforts to understand organ rejection, discover ways to keep organs alive outside the body, and even grow artificial organs with stem cells, could save countless lives.

Amazing Human Body: Grow

Amazing Human Body

Amazing Human Body: Grow

Learn how humans begin life as a single cell and grow into beings of more than 37 trillion cells. Then explore discoveries that can help humans live longer, healthier lives.

Amazing Human Body: Survive

Amazing Human Body

Amazing Human Body: Survive

Discover the miracles the human body goes through to stay alive and healthy. From fighting infections to repairing damage, our bodies have remarkable arsenals that protect us from all kinds of outside threats.

Amazing Human Body: Learn

Amazing Human Body

Amazing Human Body: Learn

See how experiences shape the brain and body together, allowing them to develop new skills. Plus, learn how the brain forms memories by storing and processing billions of pieces of information every second.

Wild France

Nature

Wild France

France is known for its delicious food and wines, great art and architecture and celebrated culture of all kinds. But there’s another side to this popular destination that is not as visible: its wild side. Deep in the French countryside, it is possible to spot brown bears, wild boar, griffon vultures, and wolves.

Secrets of the Iceman Revealed

Nova

Secrets of the Iceman Revealed

Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. Miraculously preserved in glacial ice for more than 5,000 years, his remains have provided scientists with groundbreaking discoveries about a crucial time in human history. Now 3D modeling sheds new light on Otzi's life and his tragic murder.