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NOVA | Why Ships Sink

Watch Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9pm on WMHT TV.

NOVA which investigates the safety of cruise ships. Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe “floating cities” that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: the average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last 10 years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable, and the recent tragedy of the Costa Concordia has raised new questions about their safety. Now, NOVA brings together marine engineering and safety experts to reconstruct the events that led up to famous cruise disasters, including the ill-fated Concordia, the Sea Diamond and the Oceanos. Are we really safe at sea — or are we on the brink of a 21st-century Titanic?

Can scientists unravel the mysterious phenomena that lurk between Earth and space?

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Five Reasons to Eat Insects

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

Profile: Shaundra Daily

This software engineer and dancer found her groove teaching children about their emotional lives.

Nature follows one of the most fearless animals in the world: the honey badger.

PBS Nature News

Snow Monkeys: Infographic: What’s on the Snow Monkey Menu

Japanese Macaques that inhabit Jigokudani or "Hell Valley" must stick to together and adapt to harsh weather to survive and thrive. When they’re not soaking in hot springs during chilly months, sno...

Snow Monkeys: Snow Monkeys in Japan: Photos Through The Seasons

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