Polar Extremes

Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places–beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic–NOVA uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life.

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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Cat Tales

Goddess, demon, house pet? What does science say about the human relationship with cats?

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Dog Tales

Follow the epic journey of dog domestication and see what science says about dogs’ love.

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Animal Espionage

Camera technology is revolutionizing the study of animals—without them even noticing.

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The Violence Paradox

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