SCIENCE

The Shape of Our Water

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The Shape of Our Water

Representatives from the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) and the NAACP explain why some communities struggle to get clean drinking water. Residents of Uniontown, Alabama, a low-income community that received a massive amount of coal ash after a spill in Tennessee, share their experiences with striving to find clean water since the construction of a toxic landfill. And in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Trashwheel is not only cleaning up the inner harbor, but it is using googly eyes and social media to raise awareness about water pollution.

What Lies Beneath

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What Lies Beneath

We travel to Charleston, South Carolina where locals have united to protect their coast from seismic blasting and oil exploration. We meet the self-professed "coral nerd" and a filmmaker of the Chasing Coral documentary, and the intrepid entrepreneurs of 4Ocean, whose passion for fishing, surfing, and diving inspired an ocean cleanup company in south Florida

NOVA Wonders What’s the Universe Made Of?

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NOVA Wonders What’s the Universe Made Of?

Peer into the deep unknowns of the universe to explore the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.

NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?

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NOVA Wonders Can We Make Life?

A revolution in gene editing technology enables scientists to create and edit DNA like never before.

The World’s Most Wanted Animal

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The World’s Most Wanted Animal

Conservationist Maria Diekmann crusades to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. Learn about these little-known yet highly desired scaly mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts.

NOVA Wonders: Can We Build a Brain?

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NOVA Wonders: Can We Build a Brain?

NOVA Wonders looks at how far we’ve come and where machines are headed as their software becomes ever more…cerebral. How close are we from a world in which computers take over—from diagnosing cancer to driving our cars to targeting weapons? If we place more and more of our lives under the control of these artificial brains, what are we putting at risk?

NOVA Wonders: What’s Living In You?

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NOVA Wonders: What’s Living In You?

Dive into the human microbiome, an ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, and viruses living right beneath our noses. Discover how parasite larvae can grow in our skin and how ingesting poop in a pill can save lives.

Natural Born Rebels: Survival

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Natural Born Rebels: Survival

Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive. Cockatoos turn to vandalism, boxer crabs hold anemones hostage, sloths become filthy, puff adders have an 'invisibility cloak' to hide themselves, and chimps use violence to stay in power.

EcoSense for Living: Solar Justice

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EcoSense for Living: Solar Justice

A "solar sheep farm" in eastern North Carolina is boosting renewable energy and grass-fed lamb production. In Atlanta, Ga., Interfaith Power & Light works with congregations that feel a moral obligation to clean up the planet. And we check out creative applications of solar, from solarized stadium car parks to community solar for all.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Atlanta Coyote Project

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Atlanta Coyote Project

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most heavily visited park in the country. Park biologists show us how they manage bears and humans to keep both safe, including the latest in bear DNA research. Then we learn about the wily ways of coyotes in the suburbs, using hidden cameras from the Atlanta Coyote Project.