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Descriptions courtesy of PBS.org.
Influenza 1918 (1998) - In September 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die. The cause of death was influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen. As the virus spread across the US, hospitals overfilled, death carts roamed the streets and helpless city officials dug mass graves. It was the worst epidemic in American history, killing over 600,000 -- until it mysteriously disappeared.
Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink (2014) - It's a mystery on a global scale: five times in Earth's past, life has been nearly extinguished, the vast majority of plants and animals annihilated in a geologic instant. What triggered these dramatic events? And what might they tell us about the fate of our world? MASS EXTINCTION: LIFE AT THE BRINK joins scientists around the globe as they unravel the mysteries of two of the most dramatic mass extinction.
Nature: Living Volcanoes (2019)- Our planet is bursting at the seams. Around the world, up to 30 volcanoes erupt every day - and hundreds more could explode at any moment. Meet the people and wildlife that live alongside these volcanoes from Kilauea to Mount Etna, and discover how volcanoes cause destruction but also create and nurture life. At the "burning heart" of this documentary is a daring expedition of scientists and adventurers to one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes alive today, located in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Take a terrifying descent into the Marum Crater with biologist Jeffrey Marlow who risks a boiling lava lake to collect and analyze rock samples for signs of life. His discoveries could lead to a better understanding of the origins of life and a picture of what life might look like outside of Earth.
Nova: Human Nature (2019)- Our DNA can determine attributes from eye color to medical predispositions. An extraordinary technology called CRISPR allows us to edit human DNA, possibly eliminating genetic diseases or choosing our children's features. But how far should we go?
Nova: Killer Floods (2017)- All over the world, scientists are discovering traces of ancient floods on a scale that dwarfs even the most severe flood disasters of recent times. In Killer Floods, NOVA discovers gigantic scars in the landscape that testify to North America's greatest ever mega flood, which tore across the western states with 60 times the flow of today's Amazon.
Nova: Rise of the Super Storms (2018) - In just one devastating month, Houston, Florida, and the Caribbean were changed forever. In summer 2017, three monster hurricanes swept in from the Atlantic one after another, shattering storm records and killing hundreds of people. First, Harvey brought catastrophic rain and flooding to Houston, causing $125 billion in damage. Less than two weeks later, Irma lashed the Caribbean with 185 mile per hour winds - and left the island of Barbuda uninhabitable. Hot on Irma's heels, Maria intensified from a Category 1 to a Category 5 hurricane in just 15 hours, then ravaged Puerto Rico and left millions of people without power. As the planet warms, are these superstorms the new normal? How well can we predict them? And the U.S. faces the next hurricane season, does it need to prepare for the reality of climate refugees? NOVA takes you inside the 2017 superstorms and the cutting-edge research that will determine how well equipped we are to deal with hurricanes in the future.
Nova: Reef Rescue (2021) - If oceans continue to warm at the current pace, Coral Reefs could be wiped out by century's end. But scientists from around the globe are rushing to help corals adapt to changing climate through assisted evolution. Follow scientists as they attempt to crossbreed heat-resistant corals, and even transplant corals' algae, in a race to save the Coral Reefs from extinction.
Rising Tides (2016) - Explores the topic of coastline erosion, showing what has been done in the past, what is being done now, what worked, what didn't and what the coastal areas can expect in the future.
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