Air Date: Wed, May 24, 2023 9:00 PM
Are you in control, or is your brain controlling you? Dive into the latest research on the subconscious with neuroscientist Heather Berlin. Sleepwalking, anesthesia, game theory, and more reveal surprising insights in this eye-opening journey to discover what’s really driving the decisions you make.
Air Date: Wed, May 17, 2023 9:00 PM
Is what you see real? Join neuroscientist Heather Berlin on a quest to understand how your brain shapes your reality, and why you can’t always trust what you perceive. In the first hour of this two-part series, learn what the latest research shows about how your brain processes and shapes the world around you, and discover the surprising tricks and shortcuts your brain takes to help you survive.
Air Date: Wed, May 10, 2023 9:00 PM
NOVA: Hidden Volcano Abyss, recounts how in 2022, one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded history rocked the islands of Tonga, sending shockwaves around the world. Through first-person accounts and footage of the disaster, witness the terrifying power of the eruption and the devastating tsunami that struck the shores of Tonga.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 12, 2023 9:00 PM
As extreme weather in the U.S. impacts more people – with longer heat waves, more intense rainstorms, megafires, and droughts – discover how Americans are fighting back by marshaling ancient wisdom and innovating new solutions.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 5, 2023 9:00 PM
Colossal explosions shake a remote corner of the Siberian tundra, leaving behind massive craters. In Alaska, a huge lake erupts with bubbles of inflammable gas. Scientists are discovering that these mystifying phenomena add up to a ticking time bomb, as long-frozen permafrost melts and releases vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2023 9:00 PM
Quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from networks to code breaking–but first we need to know it’s real. Join physicists as they capture light from across the universe in a bid to prove Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance.”
Air Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2023 10:00 PM
500 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail to gain control of the global spice trade. What resulted was the first circumnavigation of the earth, laying the groundwork for colonization and globalization still felt today.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2023 9:00 PM
The ancient ancestors of today’s Maya people thrived in large sophisticated cities across Central America for centuries. Why, around 750 CE, did they begin to abandon many of their major cities? Archaeologists investigate dramatic new evidence of the catastrophic droughts and instability that pushed cities beyond their limits.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2023 9:30 PM
Scientists are coming to understand fat as a dynamic organ—one whose size may have more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Explore the mysteries of fat and its role in hormone production, hunger, and even pregnancy.
Air Date: Wed, Feb 22, 2023 9:00 PM
Join scientists as they use NASA’s brand new James Webb Space Telescope to peer deep in time to hunt for the first stars and galaxies in our universe, and try to detect the fingerprints of life in the atmospheres of distant exoplanets.
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