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Ice Age Death Trap

30, 2012

My family spent just about every summer vacation in Michigan’s upper peninsula.  I remember one summer in particular collecting pieces of rocks covered in fossils.  I thought I’d discovered something really special and kept those rocks for years.  I think there are some wonders of childhood that stay with us.  I would dare to say [...]

NOVA: Hubble’s Amazing Rescue

28, 2011

From training to launch, NOVA presents the inside story of the mission and the extraordinary challenges faced by the Hubble rescue crew in 2009.

Surviving The Tsunami: A NOVA Special Presentation

26, 2011

The earthquake that hit the northern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011 was recorded at magnitude 9.0—the worst ever recorded in Japan. It generated an unprecedented tsunami, obliterating coastal villages and towns in a matter of minutes.


neil degrasse, host of NOVA science NOW
Neil Degrasse explores the science behind our sense of taste, plus much more
12, 2011

Shedding light on the evolutionary roots of human language through studies of walrus and sea lion vocal and intellectual abilities

Marking 10 Years

NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero
NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero
September 7, 2011

Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Networks have already begun airing special programming to commemorate the occasion. Tonight at 9pm on WOSU TV, NOVA presents ENGINEERING GROUND ZERO.

Arctic Dinosaurs

26, 2011

This NOVA episode will take you along on a unique field expedition to Alaska’s North Slope. Join the team of researchers as they dig a tunnel into the permafrost in order to collect the dinosaur bones.

NOVA Examines The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

27, 2011

NOVA joins leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams. Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious realm we escape to at night. Do dreams [...]

NOVA: This is Your Brain On Bach

12, 2011

NOVA investigates the extraordinary impact music can have on the human brain, through the case studies from neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks’ latest book Musicophilia. We travel around the globe to meet people like Tony Cicoria, who was struck by lightning and was suddenly inspired to become a pianist; and Matt Giordano, who uses drumming to [...]

Are You Smarter Than a Cephalopod?

9, 2011

Tonight on NOVA scienceNow, brace for an IQ test: Man versus cuttlefish, and the results aren’t always pretty. Nova scienceNOW: How Smart Are Animals? Wednesday, February 9, 8:00 pm on WOSU TV Cephalopods—octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—are some of the weirdest creatures on Earth. They perform fantastic feats of camouflage, boast surprisingly large brains, and can [...]

Ideas, Ideas ?

25, 2011

I’ve been sitting at my desk working on three projects at once, which is pretty typical. Every so often I glance up at one of the TV monitors in my office and get pulled into a yummy looking dish being prepared on one of the many cooking programs we air on WOSU PLUS. I just [...]