NOVA scienceNOW


NOVA scienceNOW
Hosted by renowned astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson, NOVA scienceNOW covers four timely science and technology stories per one-hour episode.

Genre: Documentary, News

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  • Watch NOVA scienceNOW Season 5

    • Episode 6

      What's The Next Big Thing?

      aired: Wed, Feb 23, 2011

      Greet the future: social robots, a "smart" electric grid & microbes that make diesel fuel.

    • Episode 5

      Where Did We Come From?

      aired: Wed, Feb 16, 2011

      Explore the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself, how head lice figure in human evolution, and more.

    • Episode 4

      How Smart are Animals?

      aired: Wed, Feb 9, 2011

      Dogs, dolphins, parrots and even octopuses (mere mollusks!) may be smarter than you think.

    • Episode 3

      How Does The Brain Work?

      aired: Wed, Feb 2, 2011

      Investigate the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands, artificial intelligence, and more.

    • Episode 2

      Can We Live Forever?

      aired: Wed, Jan 26, 2011

      See artificial organs, suspended animation, genes that impact aging, and lifelike avatars.

    • Episode 1

      Can We Make It To Mars?

      aired: Wed, Jan 19, 2011

      See new space suits, foods, and rockets that may support future Mars-bound astronauts, and meet a Mars rover driver.

  • Episodes

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Criminal Minds: Born or Made?

      aired: Mon, Dec 17, 2012

      Scientists are using neuroimaging and genetic testing to uncover biological aggression.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: How Smart Can We Get? New

      aired: Wed, Nov 14, 2012

      See inside Einstein's brain, learn how to boost your memory, meet people who became savants after an injury, and more.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: What Will the Future Be Like?

      aired: Mon, Nov 12, 2012

      Meet the people building tomorrow's robots, 3-D virtual environments, mind-reading machines, and more.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: What Are Animals Thinking?

      aired: Fri, Nov 2, 2012

      Probe animal morality, the "swarm intelligence" of a beehive, the amazing navigation talents of pigeons, and more.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Can I Eat That?

      aired: Fri, Oct 26, 2012

      Learn about the neuroscience of taste, why we cook our food, what makes a Thanksgiving turkey savory, and more.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: How Smart Can We Get?

      aired: Thu, Oct 18, 2012

      See inside Einstein’s brain, learn how to boost your memory, meet people who became savants after an injury, and more.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Can Science Stop Crime?

      aired: Sun, Oct 14, 2012

      Explore the genetics behind criminal minds, the latest in lie detection, a human corpse “farm,” and more.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: What Makes Us Human?

      aired: Sun, Oct 7, 2012

      Find out if you’re part Neanderthal, about the evolution of laughter, what language may owe to tool-making, and more.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Dinosaur Plague

      aired: Tue, Apr 26, 2011

      Insects caught in amber spark a controversial theory about what killed the dinosaurs.

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Bird Brains, Space Storms, Yoky Matsuoka, Smart Bridges

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Diamond Factory, Anthrax Investigation, Auto-Tune, Luis...

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Hunt for Alien Earths, Art Authentication, Maydianne...

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Marathon Mouse, Dinosaur Plague, Franklin Chang-Diaz,...

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: The Science of Picky Eaters, Smart Marine Mammals,...

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Moon Smasher, Secrets in the Salt, Bird Brains, Lonnie...

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Saving Hubble Update, Gangster Birds, How Memory Works

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Sleep, First Primates, Earthquakes in the Midwest,...

      aired: Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Phoenix Mars Lander, Brain Trauma, Mammoth Mystery, Judah Folkman

      aired: Wed, Sep 2, 2009

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Saving Hubble, First Primates, Alfredo Quinones Hinojosa, Killer Microbe

      aired: Wed, Apr 22, 2009

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Dark Matter, Of Mice and Memory, Hany Farid, Wisdom of the Crowds

      aired: Sat, Mar 14, 2009

    • Episode

      NOVA scienceNOW: Leeches, The Search for ET, Stem Cells Breakthrough, Edith Widder

      aired: Sat, Mar 14, 2009

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