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NOVA

Fighting HPV in Bhutan

NOVA

Fighting HPV in Bhutan

6m 19s

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cervical cancer. Bhutan is the first developing country to welcome the widespread vaccination of girls against HPV, and cervical cancer rates have dropped. Some countries have resisted the vaccine, but in Bhutan even the royal princess is onboard.

Play Emergency Mine Rescue Preview

This film chronicles the fate of the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed Chilean gold and copper mine in August 2010 and investigates the many challenges faced by both the miners and those working around the clock to bring them safely to the surface. NOVA was on-site at the San José mine in Chile by early September.

Play Becoming Human Part 3 Preview

NOVA examines the fate of the Neanderthals, our European cousins who died out as modern humans spread from Africa into Europe during the Ice Age. Did modern humans interbreed with Neanderthals or exterminate them? The program explores crucial evidence from the recent decoding of the Neanderthal genome.

Play Becoming Human Part 2 Preview

NOVA investigates the first skeleton that really looks like us–"Turkana Boy"–an astonishingly complete specimen of Homo erectus found by the famous Leakey team in Kenya. These early humans are thought to have developed key innovations that helped them thrive, including hunting large prey, the use of fire, and extensive social bonds.

Play Becoming Human Part 1 Preview

First Steps: 6 million years ago, what set our ancestors on the path from ape to human? The first part of NOVA's comprehensive, three-part special "Becoming Human" examines the factors that caused us to split from the other great apes. The television program premiers on PBS on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Play Put A Lid on It

Bill Nye, TV's "Science Guy," conducts a pasta-making experiment that can save energy.

Play Martian Weather

Is the weather on Mars anything like the weather on Earth? Find out in this video.

Play Space Shuttle Disaster - Preview

On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated just 16 minutes before it was due to land. All seven astronauts aboard perished, and the implications for the future of the space shuttle program were enormous. Through interviews with astronauts and their families, and with members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, take a look at the Columbia tragedy — and at NASA itself.

Play Absolute Zero: The Conquest of Cold Preview

"Absolute Zero" presents the epic story of humanity's struggle to master extreme cold. This NOVA special re-creates groundbreaking discoveries across four centuries that expanded our knowledge of low temperatures and led ultimately to today's cutting edge "cold technologies."

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