Childhood innocence and generosity are apparent in a Dublin boy who mailed his allowance money to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football team. The financially-struggling program will end this season. Sitting down with WOSU, Bennett Williams expresses interest in continuing his mission to help.
A revolution is transforming the armed forces of every nation. In “Rise of the Drones,” NOVA launches an investigation of the explosive growth of airborne UAVs or pilotless drones. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. deployed only a handful; now, it has more than 7,000. Besides the U.S., over 40 other nations [...]
What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information contained in our DNA read, stored and available for analysis?Â Think of never having to worry about getting a disease because it’s notÂ in your DNA.Â On the flip side what if you knew cancer was in your future. On “NOVA: [...]
Extreme sport activities have been around for years.Â If there’s a way to ski down Mt. Everest someone out there will do it!Â I can appreciate the courage, that’s probably not quite the right word, it takes for someone to throw all caution to the wind to perform these extreme stunts. On Wednesday evening “Nova” [...]
My family spent just about every summer vacation in Michigan’s upper peninsula.Â I remember one summer in particular collecting pieces of rocks covered in fossils.Â I thought I’d discovered something really special and kept those rocks for years.Â I think there are some wonders of childhood that stay with us.Â I would dare to say [...]
From training to launch, NOVA presents the inside story of the mission and the extraordinary challenges faced by the Hubble rescue crew in 2009.
The earthquake that hit the northern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011 was recorded at magnitude 9.0â€”the worst ever recorded in Japan. It generated an unprecedented tsunami, obliterating coastal villages and towns in a matter of minutes.
Shedding light on the evolutionary roots of human language through studies of walrus and sea lion vocal and intellectual abilities
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.
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 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 [...]