NOVA scienceNOW - Season 2

Tuesday 8:00 PM on PBS Premiered Jan 25, 2005 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • NOVA scienceNOW - July 24, 2007

    Dino Blood?: A paleobiologist has discovered preserved blood vessels and red blood cells in a 68-million-year-old dinosaur bone.

    Epigenetics: It seems that diet and lifestyle actually change the expression of our genes.

    Kryptos: A sculpture called Kryptos in the courtyard of CIA headquarters, contains a code that has yet to be fully broken.

    Profile: Arlie Petters: A look at Duke University Professor of Mathematics and Physics, and his research in the field of gravitational lensing.

  • NOVA scienceNOW - July 10, 2007

    Sleep: Sleep may play an important role in strengthening memories.

    CERN: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) nears completion at the international particle physics lab in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Emergence: Scientists try to understand a phenomenon called emergence, which allows a flock of birds or a school of fish to maintain such impressive order.

    Profile: Julie Schablitsky: A profile of University of Oregon archaeologist Julie Schablitsky, whose research is helping to rewrite the history of the Old West.

  • NOVA scienceNOW - January 9, 2007

    Aging: A look at recent research on the aging process, and how we might slow it down.

    Space Elevator: The possible creation of a "space elevator" made from nanotubes, and a NASA contest designed to fuel innovation behind this idea.

    Maya: The use of a new NASA satellite technique to find lost Maya ruins.

    Profile: Bonnie Bassler: A look at Princeton molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler and her research on bacteria communication.

  • NOVA scienceNOW - November 21, 2006

    Mass Extinction: What caused the greatest mass extinction nearly 250 million years ago?

    1918 Flu: The 1918 flu virus is revived and decoded in the hopes that we can learn from it before the next pandemic.

    Profile: Cynthia Breazeal: A look at MIT social roboticist Cynthia Breazeal.

    Papyrus: Can we use space-age technology to read papyri fragments that are almost 2,000 years old?

  • NOVA scienceNOW - October 3, 2006

    Asteroid: The Apophis asteroid, the size of a football stadium, is headed towards Earth and should arrive in 2036.

    Island of Stability: The long road to creating element 114.

    Obesity: The biology of eating.

    Profile: Karl Iagnemma: A look at MIT roboticist and fiction writer Karl Iagnemma.