PBS' premiere science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, it demystifies science and technology and highlights people involved in scientific pursuits.
Killer Landslides (#4121H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Just before 11am on March 22, 2014, an ominous rumble startled the residents of the little town of Oso, Washington, about an hour's drive from Seattle. It was the terrifying sound of the United States' deadliest landslide in decades. In less than two minutes, a 250 acre field of debris 20 feet deep slammed into a neighborhood of 35 homes. In the wake of the tragedy, geomorphologists are tracing the geological history of Oso to explain why the site was so unstable. But Oso isn't alone. Globally, landslides and other ground failures cost more lives and money each year than all other natural disasters combined. The threat of bigger, more frequent landslides is growing as climate change increases intense precipitation events. As Nova follows scientists surveying landslide danger zones, discover how and why landslides happen and how new laser monitoring technologies may help predict landslides before disaster strikes.
Iceman Reborn (#4305H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth. Now, newly discovered evidence sheds light not only on this mysterious ancient man, but on the dawn of civilization in Europe.
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Great Human Odyssey (#4312H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG
Nova presents a spectacular 3-part exploration of the ultimate story of humanity's origins and survival in the deep past. Award-winning Canadian filmmaker and anthropologist Niobe Thompson sets out to retrace the crucial steps in our species' global journey, combining groundbreaking new research with high-action adventure in some of the world's most extreme locations.
Each episode culminates with a sobering real-life challenge designed to unlock a scientific mystery: Niobe joins San Bushmen on a grueling "persistence hunt" running down game in the searing Namibian desert; chases caribou with Siberian nomads and crosses turbulent Arctic seas in the type of traditional skin boat that brought the first humans to the Americas; and free dives with Burma's "sea gypsies," whose amazing ability to forage on the sea floor hints at how early modern humans may have thrived along the African coast.
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Super Tunnel (#4317H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.
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Sinkholes - Buried Alive (#4203H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole in the ground opened up and swallowed half a house, killing 36 year-old Jeffrey Bush as he slept in his bedroom. A month later, a golfer in Illinois survived an 18-foot fall when the 14th hole caved in beneath his feet. Both were victims of sinkholes-a notorious worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone bedrock is found. When carbon dioxide dissolves in rainwater, it forms a weak acid that attacks the soft limestone, riddling it like Swiss cheese with hidden underground rivers, caves and hollows. While this process of erosion takes millions of years, the fragile roof of a cavern near the surface can collapse in an eye blink, with little or no advance warning. Sinkholes can range from a few meters across to one in Egypt that measures 50 x 75 miles, and a Chinese hole nearly half a mile deep. Filled with compelling eyewitness video of collapsing sinkholes and authoritative science from expert geologists, Nova investigates what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.