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Colosseum: Roman Death Trap

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Watch a team re-create a lifting machine and trap-door system to release a wolf into the Colosseum.

Sinkholes: Buried Alive

Sinkholes: Buried Alive

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Sinkholes are examined. The collapses can be gradual.

60 min.

Sunken Ship Rescue

Sunken Ship Rescue

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Follow the epic operation to secure, raise, and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship

60 min.

Big Bang Machine

Big Bang Machine

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Watch as CERN scientists prepare to restart the history-making Large Hadron Collider.

60 min.

Exclusive: Edward Snowden on Cyber Attacks

Exclusive: Edward Snowden on Cyber Attacks

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The former NSA contractor sat down with NOVA to discuss the future of cyber warfare.

Rise of the Drones

Rise of the Drones

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The technologies behind drone aircraft are investigated.

60 min.

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Wednesday
1/28/15 9:00 PM
WGBH 2
Thursday
1/29/15 2:00 AM
WGBX 44
Thursday
1/29/15 5:00 AM
WGBH 2
Thursday
1/29/15 12:00 PM
WGBX 44
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the outrage that many people felt when Pluto was stripped of its status as a planet. The doc features appearances by Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart and noted Pluto booster Stephen Colbert.

 

Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm — a firestorm led by angry Pluto-loving elementary school students. But what is it about this cold, distant rock that captures so many hearts? Nova joins Tyson on a quest to find out. From the scientists trying to classify Pluto to die-hard “Pluto-philes,” Tyson meets a fascinating cast of characters with just one thing in common: strong opinions about Pluto. Based on Tyson’s book The Pluto Files, this is a lighthearted look at the solar system’s best-loved non-planet.

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