A bold experiment to bring fierce African wild dogs back to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique reveals how predators—and the fear they trigger—play a crucial role in keeping wild ecosystems healthy.
The Planets: Inner Worlds features the rocky planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. All four were born of similar material around the same time, yet only one supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? Is there somewhere else in the solar system where life might flourish?
In the dark depths of the oceans, nearly 90 percent of all species shine from within. Whether it’s to scare off predators, fish for prey or lure a mate, the language of light is everywhere in the ocean depths, where most creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer, or simply glow.
In a collision with Earth, asteroids could set off raging fires and colossal tidal waves. Yet some asteroids are loaded with billions of dollars’ worth of elements. Will asteroids turn out to be our economic salvation — or instruments of extinction?
Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, but a growing group of researchers is writing a new chapter for women scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination. NOVA Picture a Scientist introduces female scientists who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.
NOVA Looking for Life on Mars follows NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt ever for signs of life on Mars. NOVA reports on NASA’s successful attempt to lower the Perseverance Rover into the red planet’s rocky Jezero Crater, home to a dried-up river delta scientists think could have harbored life.
Against all odds, African-American chemist Percy Julian became one of the great scientists of the 20th century. The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory. By the time of his death, Julian had risen to the highest levels of scientific and personal achievement, overcoming countless obstacles to become a world-class scientist, a self-made millionaire, and a civil-rights pioneer.
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