Science & Technology TV Shows

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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Orphan Black
Orphan Black
NOVA
NOVA
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
How It's Made
How It's Made
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
The Universe
The Universe
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Animal X
Animal X
Nature's Weirdest Events
Nature's Weirdest Events
Original Sin: Sex
Original Sin: Sex
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Exploring the Solar System
Exploring the Solar System
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Catalyst
Catalyst
Nature's Fury
Nature's Fury
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Ultimate Gadgets
Ultimate Gadgets
Super Tech
Super Tech
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
First Peoples
First Peoples
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Cryptography
Cryptography
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
CES
CES
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Sense8
Sense8
StartUp
StartUp
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Universe
Time Warp
Time Warp
Cosmos
Cosmos
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
E3 Live
E3 Live
Click
Click
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Moon Machines
Moon Machines
400 Years of the Telescope
400 Years of the Telescope
Incredible Human Machine
Incredible Human Machine
Prehistoric Disasters
Prehistoric Disasters
Ray
Ray
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
W
W
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Monsuno
Monsuno
Vampire High
Vampire High
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Fight Science
Fight Science
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Bad Astronomy
Bad Astronomy
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Car Tech
Car Tech
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Special Features
Special Features
Wired Science
Wired Science
CNET News
CNET News
Fight Quest
Fight Quest
Against the Elements
Against the Elements
Naked Science
Naked Science
Web Soup
Web Soup
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Popular Science's Future of
Popular Science's Future of
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds