Contribute Now
NOVA | Secrets of the Sky Tombs
  • Click to contribute to WMHT
  • Click to make/update a sustaining contribution to WMHT
  • Click to join the WMHT e-news mailing list

NOVA | Secrets of the Sky Tombs

Last Updated by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9pm on WMHT-TV

The towering Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that humanity settled. Scaling sheer cliff sides, a team of daring scientists hunts for clues to how ancient people found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted to survive the high altitude. They discover rock-cut tombs filled with human bones and enigmatic artifacts, including gold masks and Chinese silk dating back thousands of years, and piece together evidence of strange rituals and beliefs designed to ward off the restless spirits of the dead.

Phylogenetic trees can tell us where medical problems come from, and how to fight them.

PBS Nature News

Tour the Treetops from a Chimp’s Point of View

Kimbang is a four-year-old female chimp who had a difficult start in life. Poachers killed her mother and shes had to learn how to be a chimp from human caregivers...

Full Episode

At the very northern edge of North America is Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the tundra, dipping temperatures to 40 below zero...

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.