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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Orphan Black
Orphan Black
NOVA
NOVA
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Cosmos
Cosmos
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
How It's Made
How It's Made
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Fight Science
Fight Science
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Vampire High
Vampire High
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
The Universe
The Universe
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Monsuno
Monsuno
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Naked Science
Naked Science
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
E2 Energy
E2 Energy
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Prank Science
Prank Science
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Ape to Man
Ape to Man
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Gabon: The Last Eden
Gabon: The Last Eden
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Alien Files
Alien Files
CES
CES
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Ancient X-Files
Ancient X-Files
Darwin and Evolution
Darwin and Evolution
Mars Rising
Mars Rising
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
Mad Scientists
Mad Scientists
Moon Machines
Moon Machines
Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Life Beyond Earth
Life Beyond Earth
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
Most Amazing Moments
Most Amazing Moments
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Ultimate Gadgets
Ultimate Gadgets
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Wild China
Wild China
Web Soup
Web Soup
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
Sinking of an Aircraft Carrier
Sinking of an Aircraft Carrier
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Brink: The Makers
Brink: The Makers
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
Brink: Masdar
Brink: Masdar
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Timecop
Timecop
Super Tech
Super Tech
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Secrets of Everything
Secrets of Everything
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Space Trek
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5