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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.

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Manhunt - Boston Bombers

A look at how modern technology and old-fashioned detective work helped catch the Boston bombers.

Mon, Jun 1 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 2 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 2 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 6 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius

Researchers use the science of animal cognition to learn how birds understand the world around them.

Wed, Jun 24 at 8:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jun 25 at 2:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 27 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jul 20 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 21 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 21 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 25 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Why Sharks Attack

Leading shark experts research the science behind the great white's hunting instincts.

Wed, Jul 8 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 9 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 12 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jul 27 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 28 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 28 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Escape from Nazi Alcatraz

Aerospace engineers and carpenters test a plan to escape a Nazi war camp using a two-man glider.

Wed, Jun 17 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jun 18 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 20 at 4:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jul 13 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 14 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 14 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 18 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

D-Day's Sunken Secrets

Dive teams and underwater robots discover Allied crafts that sank during the invasion of Normandy.

Mon, Jul 6 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 7 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 7 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 11 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Rise of the Hackers

The fast-paced world of cryptography and the scientists battling to keep data safe are explored.

Mon, Jun 22 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 23 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 23 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 27 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Why Planes Vanish

The inside story of the search for Flight MH370 features key players from all corners of the globe.

Wed, Jul 22 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 23 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 26 at 1:31 am on WTTW HD

First Man on the Moon

An intimate portrait of the American hero features interviews with Armstrong's family and friends.

Mon, Jun 29 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 30 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 30 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 4 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sunken Ship Rescue

The operation to raise and salvage the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy is chronicled.

Wed, Jul 22 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 23 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 26 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Invisible Universe Revealed

One of the most ambitious experiments in all of astronomy, the Hubble Space Telescope, is explored.

Sat, May 30 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Nazi Attack On America

Undersea explorer Bob Ballard examines the wreck of a German submarine a few miles from New Orleans.

Mon, Jun 8 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 9 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 9 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 13 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Lethal Seas

As carbon emissions raise the oceans' acidity, experts try to crack the code of a changing seas.

Mon, Jun 15 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 16 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 16 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jun 20 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chasing Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft will fly by and take the very first detailed images of Pluto.

Wed, Jul 15 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 16 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 18 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Fukushima

A look at how plant operators at Fukushima Daini averted disaster after the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Wed, Jul 29 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 30 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

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