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neil degrasse, host of NOVA science NOW
Neil Degrasse explores the science behind our sense of taste, plus much more
1:21PM
September
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
3:59PM
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

5:13PM
July
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

3:39PM
June
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

12:53PM
June
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?

1:38PM
February
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 ?

3:58AM
January
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 [...]

Making Stuff Stronger

1:55AM
January
19, 2011

As Stacia mentioned earlier, NOVA, after decades of holding down Tuesday nights, has ambled over to Wednesdays. Make a note of this on whatever time piece you use to organize your evening life, because, as always, NOVA is worth watching. From their Web site: Materials have defined many eras of humankind including the Stone Age, [...]

Nova is Moving to Wednesday

3:37AM
January
14, 2011

As I’ve said several times in the past, schedule changes are never easy. When it effects one of our signature series I get a little nervous. But if you think about it, we’re just going with the flow this TV season. We all know it’s mid-season replacement time and the networks are shuffling the program [...]

Trapped in an Elevator

11:36PM
November
1, 2010

The longest smoke break of Nicholas White’s life began at around eleven o’clock on a Friday night in October, 1999. White, a thirty-four-year-old production manager at Business Week, working late on a special supplement, had just watched the Braves beat the Mets on a television in the office pantry. Now he wanted a cigarette. He [...]