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
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
How It's Made
How It's Made
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
W
W
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Fight Science
Fight Science
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Vampire High
Vampire High
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Psycho-Pass
Hemlock Grove
NASA X
Secrets of the Dead
Catastrophe
Nature's Weirdest Events
Mystery Diagnosis
Beyond Human
Exploring the Solar System
Iconoclasts
The Universe
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Catalyst
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Nature's Fury
Defenders of the Earth
Animal X
Voyage of the Continents
Fireball XL-5
Ultimate Gadgets
Super Tech
Rivers of North America
UFO Conspiracies
Secrets of the Universe
First Peoples
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Cryptography
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Click
How Do They Do It?
The Ghost Inside My Child
Atmospheric Pressure
Fight Quest
Seconds From Disaster
This Emotional Life
Meteorite Men
Beyond Tomorrow
Tech Toys 360
The Bionic Vet
Dinosaurs Unearthed
Super Croc
Space Precinct
Who Was Jesus?
Amazing Stories
Warrior Graveyard
All-American Makers
Countdown to Catastrophe
Sense8
StartUp
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Monsterquest
Wild China
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Deep South Paranormal
Unsealed: Alien Files
Space's Deepest Secrets
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Bad Astronomy
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Car Tech
Insider Secrets
MOJO's The Circuit
Quick Tips
Scientific American Frontiers
Special Features
Wired Science
CNET News
Time Warp
Against the Elements
Cosmos
How the Earth Was Made
Naked Science
Web Soup
Is It Real?
Popular Science's Future of
Build It Bigger
Big Stuff
The Human Spark