The Violence Paradox

Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in the most peaceful time in history. Journey through time and the human mind to investigate whether—and how—violence has declined. And witness how people are working to stop violence today.

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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Animal Espionage

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

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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.