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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NOVA
NOVA
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
How It's Made
How It's Made
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Fight Science
Fight Science
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Cosmos
Cosmos
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Prank Science
Prank Science
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
The Universe
The Universe
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
E2 Energy
E2 Energy
Monsuno
Monsuno
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Click
Click
Vampire High
Vampire High
Time Warp
Time Warp
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
Wild China
Wild China
Howcast Tech
Howcast Tech
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Fight Quest
Fight Quest
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Darwin and Evolution
Darwin and Evolution
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
The Re-Inventors
The Re-Inventors
Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Mad Scientists
Mad Scientists
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
CES
CES
Most Amazing Moments
Most Amazing Moments
Web Soup
Web Soup
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
Ray
Ray
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
World's Weirdest (2013)
World's Weirdest (2013)
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
Animal X
Animal X
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Space Trek
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
Rewind
Rewind
Brink: Robotic Boston
Brink: Robotic Boston