Air Date: Wed, May 11, 2022 9:00 PM
In NOVA's two-part program Dinosaur Apocalypse. Sir David Attenborough explores how a North Dakota fossil dig site could reveal a detailed picture of the day an asteroid struck Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. But can the remains be linked to that impact event?
Air Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2022 9:00 PM
Follow three women at risk of developing Alzheimer’s as they join a groundbreaking study to try to prevent the disease – sharing their ups and downs, anxiously watching for symptoms, and hoping they can make a difference.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 30, 2022 9:00 PM
Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA. But what happens once the sample is in the hands of testing companies? This program explores the power of genetic data to reveal family connections, ancestry, health risks and even solve criminal cold cases.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 23, 2022 9:00 PM
Scientists investigate the bizarre “intelligence” of slime molds, organisms which are neither plant nor animal. These single-celled blobs appear to learn and make decisions without a brain and can navigate mazes and create efficient networks. Can they also redefine cognition?
Air Date: Wed, Feb 23, 2022 9:00 PM
Follow the dramatic personal journey of Hugh Herr, a biophysicist working to create brain-controlled robotic limbs. At age 17, Herr’s legs were amputated after a climbing accident. Frustrated by the crude prosthetic limbs he was given, Herr set out to remedy their design, leading him to a career as an inventor of innovative prosthetic devices.
Air Date: Wed, Jan 19, 2022 9:00 PM
A team of intrepid paleontologists discovers that dinosaurs thrived in the unlikeliest of places—the cold and dark of winter in the Arctic Circle. How did they survive year-round and raise their young in frigid and dark winter conditions?
Air Date: Wed, Jan 12, 2022 9:00 PM
The hidden scientific secrets of butterflies reveal them to be more inventive and resilient than we ever imagined. Follow their extraordinary life cycle and migrations to tropical rainforests, windswept prairies, and even inside a chrysalis as it’s being spun.
Air Date: Wed, Dec 22, 2021 9:00 PM
Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza–and how they did it. Join researchers as they delve into the logbook of a work crew and discover how the massive project transformed Egypt.
Air Date: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 9:00 PM
Experts from over twenty different nations join the voyage of the massive Polarstern icebreaker as it’s gripped by the polar ice and drifts for nearly an entire year. Facing hungry polar bears, perilous sea ice cracks, and brutal cold, the team strives to understand the forces that are changing the region—and the world—forever.
Air Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2021 8:00 PM
Outnumbering atoms a billion to one, neutrinos are the universe’s most common yet most elusive and baffling particle. NOVA joins an international team of neutrino hunters whose discoveries may change our understanding of how the universe works.
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