8 Results
8 Results
A to Z. The first alphabet How writing changed the world
DVD
2020
5 available of 6 items

The First Alphabet: Follow the evolution of the written word, from millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to modern-day alphabets.

Polar extremes
DVD
2020
4 available of 4 items

Renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson embarks on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of the planet. Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places - beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hip...

Secrets in our DNA
DVD
2021
0 available of 3 items

Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA, hoping to obtain clues to family origins and forecasts of their future health. Some users have found family members ...

Cuba's cancer hope
DVD
2020
3 available of 3 items

NOVA explores the fascinating history of Cuban biomedical research and follows the journey of two cancer patients, one from the island and one from the U.S, receiving new vaccines. As they prove effective in some patient...

Touching the asteroid the mission of spacecraft OSIRIS-REx
DVD
2021
0 available of 2 items

It is a mission that might prove impossible. In the fall of 2020, a NASA spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx attempts to reach out and grab a piece of an asteroid named Bennu and bring it back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx team has ...

Beyond the elements
DVD
2021
1 available of 4 items

Episode One: Reactions Just about every solid, liquid, or gas in the world begins with reactions between individual atoms and molecules. David Pogue dives into the transformative world of chemical reactions, from the com...

Cat and dog tales
DVD
2020
3 available of 3 items

Cat tales: They may have stolen many hearts, and the internet, but cats can be perplexing pets. As much cuddly and playful as they are aloof and uncaring, they've often raised the question: Did humans ever really domesti...

Bird brain
DVD
2018
6 available of 6 items

Join NOVA to witness the brainpower of birds. Long mocked as empty-headed, the feathered friends hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But how smart are they? Watch as scientists test avian aptitude and challenge the bas...

1