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Nova ScienceNow is a new science based educational television show that brings viewers into the amazing world of science and scientific experiments. This show is broadcasted on the popular and educational family TV network PBS that is well- known for being home to many educational television shows. This TV show is filmed in a documentary style format, taking viewers inside the world of laboratories and science. The show features two hosts including Robert Krulwich and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. In addition, this show is made possible by a team of several people such as the cameramen, scientists, producers, director and the hosts. This TV show was produced by Pavia S. Apsell, and it lasts for 50 minutes at a time.

Have you ever wondered what makes things work, or have you ever wondered why science is the way it is and why it acts the way it acts. Well if you answered yes, Nova ScienceNow is the show for your. This show's theme is educational, but it doesn't bore audiences because it is educational and whimsical at the same time. The format that is presented in a documentary style where people are shown an inside view in the life of scientists and provides an inside look into real laboratories.

This show brings fun and whimsy to science by explaining the principle of it by using humor and sometimes cartons. In comparison to other educational shows, the viewers claim that this show is a breath of fresh air in the educational TV show department. In some experiments, the creators of the show use special cartons that help clarify the experiment, thus making it a great family show. In addition, this show allows people to learn about different things, and it is less overwhelming than other shows that are about science and learning.

Tuesday 8:00 PM et/pt on PBS
6 Seasons, 36 Episodes - Currently Airing
January 25, 2005
Documentary & Biography
8.5/10
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NOVA scienceNOW Full Episode Guide

  • David Pogue predicts which technologies will shape the future.

  • Probe animal morality, the "swarm intelligence" of a beehive, the amazing navigation talents of pigeons, and more.

  • Uncover the complicated truth behind our sense of taste.

  • A look inside Einstein's brain; boost your memory; meet post-injury savants, and more.

  • Can science stop crime? Explore the genetics behind criminal minds, the latest in lie detection, and more.

  • What sets humans apart from all other animals. Step back in time to discover human evolution. Find out if you're part Neanderthal, what language may owe to tool-making, and more.

  • Episode includes: Social Robots; Robotic Cars; Detecting Earthquakes; Smart Grid; and Profile: Jay Keasling

  • Explore the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself, how head lice figured into human evolution, and more.

  • Are humans as clever as a dog, an octopus, a dolphin, or a parrot?

  • A closer look at the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands, artificial intelligence, and more.

  • Can we live forever through artificial organs, suspended animation, discovery of genes that impact aging, and lifelike avatars.

  • A closer look at new space apparel, foods, plasma rockets, and meet a Mars rover driver.

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NOVA scienceNOW | Cosmic Perspective | How Smart Are Animals? Clip (01:55) NOVA scienceNOW | Cosmic Perspective | The Search for Water Clip (01:40) NOVA scienceNOW | NOVA Short | Snail Slime Clip (03:57) NOVA scienceNOW | How Does The Brain Work? Clip (00:31) NOVA scienceNOW | Ask the Expert | Dark Matter & Grand Marnier Clip (01:21) The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers | Emily Whiting Clip (01:47)