SCIENCE

Surviving with Animals

Earth's Natural Wonders: Life at the Extremes

Surviving with Animals

In some of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders, it is wildlife that holds the key to survival for the people who live there. But animals can be our foes, as well as our friends.

Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky

Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky

Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky

The Rockies stretch 3,000 miles up the length of North America, and are one of the great mountain ranges of the world. These mountains are home not just to cougars, wolverines, wolves, and grizzly bears, but also daredevil wingsuit flyers, who jump from high peaks, and Native Americans, competing in breakneck horse races.

Earth’s Natural Wonders: Life at the Extremes

Earth's Natural Wonders: Life at the Extremes

Earth’s Natural Wonders: Life at the Extremes

Discover why human beings need bravery and ingenuity to survive in the world's most extreme places, from the high Himalayas to the Canadian arctic, the Brazilian Amazon and the Australian Outback.

Rise of the Superstorms

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Rise of the Superstorms

Dive into the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. How can scientists better predict these storms, and what does the 2017 season tell us about the likelihood of similar storms in the future?

The Shape of Our Water

EcoSense for Living

The Shape of Our Water

Representatives from the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) and the NAACP explain why some communities struggle to get clean drinking water. Residents of Uniontown, Alabama, a low-income community that received a massive amount of coal ash after a spill in Tennessee, share their experiences with striving to find clean water since the construction of a toxic landfill. And in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Trashwheel is not only cleaning up the inner harbor, but it is using googly eyes and social media to raise awareness about water pollution.

What Lies Beneath

EcoSense for Living

What Lies Beneath

We travel to Charleston, South Carolina where locals have united to protect their coast from seismic blasting and oil exploration. We meet the self-professed "coral nerd" and a filmmaker of the Chasing Coral documentary, and the intrepid entrepreneurs of 4Ocean, whose passion for fishing, surfing, and diving inspired an ocean cleanup company in south Florida

NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?

NOVA

NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?

A revolution in gene editing technology enables scientists to create and edit DNA like never before.

The World’s Most Wanted Animal

Nature

The World’s Most Wanted Animal

Conservationist Maria Diekmann crusades to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. Learn about these little-known yet highly desired scaly mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts.

NOVA Wonders: Can We Build a Brain?

NOVA

NOVA Wonders: Can We Build a Brain?

NOVA Wonders looks at how far we’ve come and where machines are headed as their software becomes ever more…cerebral. How close are we from a world in which computers take over—from diagnosing cancer to driving our cars to targeting weapons? If we place more and more of our lives under the control of these artificial brains, what are we putting at risk?

NOVA Wonders: What’s Living In You?

Nova

NOVA Wonders: What’s Living In You?

Dive into the human microbiome, an ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, and viruses living right beneath our noses. Discover how parasite larvae can grow in our skin and how ingesting poop in a pill can save lives.