NOVA scienceNOW

Premiered January 2005

From the award-winning producers of NOVA, NOVA scienceNOW is a fast-paced and provocative science magazine show that highlights four timely science and technology stories per episode. Launched in 2005, the show is hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Buy NOVA DVDs

Funding for NOVA ScienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Episodes 23

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How Smart Can We Get?

See inside Einstein’s brain, boost your memory, meet post-injury savants, and more.

52:16

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What Will the Future Be Like?

Meet the people building tomorrow’s robots, mind-reading machines, and more.

52:46

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What Makes Us Human?

Find out if you’re part Neanderthal, what language may owe to tool-making, and more.

52:41

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What's The Next Big Thing?

Greet the future: social robots, a "smart" electric grid & microbes that make diesel fuel.

52:49

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Clips 110

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Viewing H.M.'s Brain

Neuroscientist Jacopo Annese prepares H.M.’s brain for further study.

1:05

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Cooking with Chemicals

Chefs are turning to the chemical cabinet to create new dishes.

0:27

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Criminal Minds: Born or Made?

Scientists are using neuroimaging and genetic testing to uncover biological aggression.

15:40

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New Photos of Einstein’s Brain

Recently released brain images could provide new clues as to what made Einstein so smart.

3:49

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Augmented Reality and Touch

The science of Haptics allows us to “touch” objects in a virtual world.

4:29

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Slime Mold Smarts

Slime molds may be brainless, but they aren’t stupid.

2:01

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The Waggle Dance

Watch David Pogue shake his moneymaker like a honeybee.

3:25

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Previews 13

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How Smart Can We Get? Preview

See inside Einstein’s brain, learn how to boost your memory, meet people who became savant

0:29

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Can Science Stop Crime? Preview

Explore the genetics behind criminal minds, the latest in lie detection, and more.

0:30

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