Wednesday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m.
The Bible’s Buried Secrets
This two-hour special breaks exciting new ground in investigating the origins of the ancient Israelites, the evolution of their belief in one God and the creation of the Bible. For the first time, more than a century of literary detective work and decades of archeological excavation in the Holy Land will challenge viewers with provocative new insights, including that most Israelites worshiped pagan gods and many believed that God had a wife, who was venerated as an idol. A story of science, history and faith, "The Bible's Buried Secrets" will leave a lasting impact on viewers and become the definitive documentary on the Bible for generations to come.
Wednesday, April 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Can emerging technology defeat global warming? With more than $30 billion earmarked for “green energy,” President Obama’s stimulus package marks the first serious step by a U.S. administration to tackle the threat of global warming. But as the pace of innovation slackens in the crumbling economy and the public worries more about jobs than the future of the planet, is it all a case of too little, too late? NOVA focuses on the latest and greatest innovations that include everything from artificial trees to cleaner coal, nuclear energy and wildly ambitious — and risky — schemes to re-engineer the entire climate system. Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it?
Wednesday, April 27 at 9:00 p.m.
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Mt. St. Helens Back From the Dead
When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried beneath 300 feet of debris, covered with steaming mud and, finally, topped with a superheated layer of rock from deep within the earth. It seemed as though Mount St. Helens might remain a wasteland forever. Then, to everyone's surprise, life began to bloom again. Biologist Charlie Crisafulli has been documenting the dramatic return of plant and animal life to the barren landscape. But he has also tracked a new threat: The mountain, like the wildlife, is coming back to life. New lava was bubbling up to the surface, and in 2004, a flurry of explosions blasted steam and ash thousands of feet into the air over Mount St. Helens. What force is driving this baffling pattern? NOVA presents a pioneering look at the interplay between biology and geology that may help scientists predict future volcanic eruptions.