PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.
Dive under the ice to explore Antarctica's under-ice landscape with a team of scientists as they search for the mystery killer that's decimating the population of delicate shrimp-like creatures at the foundation of the Antarctic food chain.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 6:00am
A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues or moai, weighing up to 86 tons?
Discover how predictions underpin many aspect of our lives and why some succeed while others fail.
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found fossil bones from a dinosaur that was bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Spinosaurus fossils were destroyed in a WWII bombing raid. Now, the discovery of new bones in Morocco is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore, a 53-foot-long behemoth with a huge dorsal sail, scimitar-like claws and superjaws. Bringing together experts in paleontology, geology, climatology and paleobotany, this special brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65 million years ago.
Discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to the continent of North America.
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 6:00am
Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.
Join scientists on a quest to better comprehend the workings of the weather and climate change.
Explore the mysteries of how life evolved in North America, from the origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two, to the arrival of humans.
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 3:00pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:00am
Researchers use the science of animal cognition to learn how birds understand the world around them.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:00am
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 3:00am
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:00am
Researchers use the science of animal cognition to learn how dogs understand the world around them.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 8:00am
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 3:00am
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 9:00am
Discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent.
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 6:00am
Throughout the animal kingdom, some of the cleverest creatures - including humans - seem to be those who live in complex social groups, like dolphins, elephants and apes.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 8:00am
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 3:00am
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs in a fiery global catastrophe. An amazing new trove of fossils reveals how mammals took over, ultimately evolving into the huge array of species, including us, that rule Earth today.
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 3:00am
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 2:00pm
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 6:00am
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:00am
Scientists use new technology to examine the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls and newly surfaced fragments.