Science & Technology TV Shows

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About Science & Technology

Television's ability to inform and educate makes it well suited to programs that teach viewers about science and technology topics. PBS has long been home to informative science programming, with series such as "Nova" and "Scientific American Frontiers," and in the 1980s, several early cable channels, including The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel, dedicated themselves almost entirely to similar kinds of informative programming.

As cable channels have shifted their focus toward entertainment and reality programming, real science is less well represented on TV, but science and technology documentaries still have a place in the schedule. Biological science of all flavors remains popular, with programs that explore both the inner workings of animals (and humans )and the environments in which they live. Indeed, the discussion of global climate change frequently finds its way onto TV in the form of programs about climate and geographical sciences.

A popular genre of technology program illustrates the process of manufacturing well-known consumer products, going behind the scenes in factories and manufacturing facilities. Other programs concern themselves with the development and evolution of technologies; transportation technologies are an especially popular subject.

Some cable channels have been subject to controversy in recent years after they've aired programs-about, for example, mysterious creatures-that present speculative reporting and unconfirmed information in a package that looks like a serious science show.

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Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
How It's Made
How It's Made
NOVA
NOVA
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Monsuno
Monsuno
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Fight Science
Fight Science
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
Cosmos
Cosmos
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Vampire High
Vampire High
The Universe
The Universe
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Click
Click
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Nightmare in Jamestown
Nightmare in Jamestown
An Adventure in Space & Time
An Adventure in Space & Time
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Darwin and Evolution
Darwin and Evolution
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
Super Croc
Super Croc
Rewind
Rewind
Time Warp
Time Warp
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
Factory Made
Factory Made
Crowd Control
Crowd Control
Alien Files
Alien Files
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
Herod's Lost Tomb
Herod's Lost Tomb
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Ever Wondered?
Ever Wondered?
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
NASA X
NASA X
Warrior Graveyard
Warrior Graveyard
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Howcast Tech
Howcast Tech
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Naked Science
Naked Science
Wired
Wired
Web Soup
Web Soup
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Destination Space
Destination Space
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Skeleton, Inc.
Skeleton, Inc.
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Ancient X-Files
Ancient X-Files
CES
CES
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
Journey to Planet X
Journey to Planet X
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives