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      Season 29 – NOVA

      2002 Special Interest Nature List
      Reviews This long-running, award-winning documentary series focuses on science, its many applications, speculation, history and researchers. Inspired by the BBC documentary program "Horizons, " the U.S. series frequently features interviews with scientists directly involved in the topic at hand, and sometimes even boasts footage of a particular discovery. Read More Read Less


      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jan 8, 2002 Death Star Scientists discover gamma-ray bursts at the edges of the known universe. Details Episode 2 Aired Jan 22, 2002 Neanderthals on Trial Scientists investigate a genetic link between Neanderthals and modern humans. Details Episode 3 Aired Jan 29, 2002 Fireworks! Creating sequences and colors of fireworks requires scientific knowledge and artistry. Details Episode 4 Aired Feb 5, 2002 Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies Evidence suggests Soviet spies penetrated some American projects and secrets, including the Manhattan Project. Details Episode 5 Aired Feb 26, 2002 The Missing Link A fossil jaw in a museum drawer leads paleontologists to believe that all four-limbed creatures descended from a single animal. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 26, 2002 Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance Location footage and interviews describe the expedition of Ernest Shackleton and his crew to cross Antarctica in 1914. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 30, 2002 Why the Towers Fell Forensic engineers investigate how the World Trade Center's twin towers collapsed after the terrorist attacks. Details Episode 8 Aired May 7, 2002 Fire Wars The dangerous assignments given to a group of firefighters called the Arrowhead Hotshots during the summer of 2000. Details Episode 9 Aired Sep 3, 2002 Killer Disease on Campus The rise in meningococcal disease among college students, identifying the warning signs and how doctors are attempting to combat this new "epidemic.". Details Episode 10 Aired Oct 1, 2002 Mysterious Life of Caves Geologists Carol Hill and Dave Jagnow's discovery of blocks of minerals in New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns leads to a new cave formation theory. Details Episode 11 Aired Oct 8, 2002 Lost Roman Treasure Uncovering the remains of Zeugma, a city buried by centuries of silt and dirt, including a 14-room villa, wall paintings, coins and pottery. Details Episode 12 Aired Oct 29, 2002 Galileo's Battle for the Heavens Scientific genius Galileo clashes with church authorities trying to suppress his astonishing discoveries. Details Episode 13 Aired Nov 12, 2002 Volcano's Deadly Warning In January 1993, Stanley Williams and a few others manage to escape when a Colombian volcano erupts, killing nine scientists and hikers. Details Episode 14 Aired Nov 19, 2002 Sinking City of Venice Venetians fight to save their city from the rising tides of the Adriatic Sea. Details Episode 15 Aired Nov 26, 2002 Orchid Hunter An all-consuming passion for orchids subjects Tom Hart Dyke to Colombian guerrilla imprisonment for nine months, then propels him to politically unstable Papua New Guinea. Details Next
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      Jan 8, 2002
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