Animal Espionage

How do you study an animal you can't even get close to? Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing wildlife biology by recording the secret lives of animals—from whales and tigers to elusive giant armadillos—all without disturbing them.

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.

NOVA Episodes

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The Violence Paradox

Is violence actually declining? If so, why? And can we build a more peaceful future?

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Decoding da Vinci

Discover the science behind Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces—and Mona Lisa's iconic ...

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Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

New technologies unravel the Dead Sea Scrolls’ mysteries and uncover million-dollar ...

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Rise of the Mammals

Amazing fossils reveal how mammals took over after an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs.