One of my favorite mini-series is James Michener’s CENTENNIAL. Â I hadn’t seen it in years so I was excited when the entire mini-series popped up during a premium channel free weekend preview. I put the DVR to good use. Â The land, and the eco-system of the west, specifically Colorado, was a big part of the [...]
â€œGHOSTS OF MURDERED KINGSâ€ premieres tonight on NOVA. Using modern forensics, archaeologists hunt for clues to identify the victims of Bronze Age murders, and the circumstances surrounding their shockingly violent deaths. This ancient detective story opens a window on the strange beliefs of Europe’s prehistoric peoples. Watch tonight at 9pm on WOSU TV and tomorrow [...]
Most of us have probably heard the story of the famous World War I German fighter pilot, The Red Baron. Â Perhaps you may be more familiar with Snoopy, from the Peanuts cartoon, taking to the sky in his own special version of the famous fighter pilot. Â I knew the Â fighter pilot introduced during World War [...]
If you watched CBS SUNDAY MORNING this past weekend you may have seen a segment on David Pogue’s upcoming new specialÂ for NOVA: MAKING STUFF.Â To see more making stuff, I encourage you to check out NOVA this week.Â NOVA: MAKING STUFF hosted by Pogue is a four-part series beginningÂ Wednesday at 9pm with making [...]
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.