Why is the internet so fundamentally insecure?
Learn the simple things that you can do to protect yourself and your information in NOVA’s Cybersecurity Lab.
March 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm
After 11 years, the Mars Opportunity rover has completed a marathon: http://bit.ly/19QptWg
Relive its amazing contributions to science in this NASA video!
The Mars Opportunity rover has driven 25.9 miles (41.7 kilometers) since it landed in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars on Jan. 25, 2004 (Universal Time, w...
March 25, 2015 at 8:30 pm
As the price of solar panels plummets, some countries are taking steps to increase solar energy use.
Design a model for renewable energy in a city in our Energy Lab: http://to.pbs.org/1wlG4I4
Solar energy could provide up to 4% of the UK's electricity by the end of the decade, the government forecasts.
March 24, 2015 at 10:30 pm
RNA is a molecule that can answer some of the biggest mysteries in biology.
But what exactly is RNA, and how can you help discover its secrets just by playing a game?
March 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Relive last week's amazing total solar eclipse with these photos taken by people around the world and from space!
On March 20, 2015, the moon blocked the sun as seen from Earth in a total solar eclipse. See photos from the only total solar eclipse of 2015 in this Space.com gallery.
March 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm
Explore an interactive periodic table and construct molecular compounds found in everyday objects in the free NOVA Elements app (available on the web, iPad, & Windows tablet).
Learn about chemical elements and molecular structure in this interactive activity from NOVA. Explore an interactive periodic table to learn more about each element, including its properties, uses, and other interesting facts. Build an atom in the atomic sandbox where you can experiment with atomic…
March 22, 2015 at 10:15 pm
Teachers are finding creative ways to teach engineering design without breaking the bank.
Teacher Kathy Biernat shares inexpensive and creative tips to teach engineering design.
March 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm
Scientists placed radio trackers on rabbits and released them into designated areas both within and outside of the Everglades.
Nine months later, 77% of the population within the Everglades had been gobbled up by pythons.
Invasive Burmese pythons, descended from former pets that were released into the wild, are doing an incredibly effective job of wiping out anything that's small, furry, and native to the Everglades. And a new study published this week shows that the local wildlife basically has no defense... except
March 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm
Replacing a failing kidney or scarred heart may soon require little more than cells and a 3D printer.
30 years ago, 3D printing was just an experimental technology capable of producing rudimentary objects. Today, researchers are cranking out organ scaffolds.
March 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm
Ever wonder what's buried deep down in the Earth?
Check out this interactive visualization and discover the kinds of life and historic/geological landmarks you'll find as you approach the Earth's core.
How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth's core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath...
March 17, 2015 at 11:15 pm
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Though this green snake looks like a perfect match for Ireland, snakes aren't actually native to the Emerald Isle.
The reason is more about location than legend...
Legend has it that, back in the fifth century A.D., St. Patrick exterminated Ireland’s snakes by driving them into the sea. He would appear to have done a thorough job, because Ireland is free of native snakes to this day.
March 17, 2015 at 6:14 pm
Visit the NOVA Education booth (1726) at #NSTA and pick up some great NOVA swag including hats, buttons, and DVDs!
March 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Is this a cat...or something else?
After almost 200 years of classification debates, scientists turned to DNA for an answer.
This animal is a fossa. At first it closely resembles a cat. But when you look a little closer, close enough to look at its DNA . . . it's still pretty confusing.
March 04, 2015 at 9:07 pm
Learn what challenges you will encounter in the Cybersecurity Lab and how they'll help you avoid real-life cyber scams in this trailer.
March 03, 2015 at 10:30 pm
Know someone who has recently been the victim of a hacked online account?
Learn how our Cybersecurity Lab can teach you the skills to protect yourself.
NOVA Cybersecurity Lab is a digital platform designed to teach people about cyber threats and how to navigate the web safely.
March 03, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Teachers! Interested in using NOVA Labs in your classroom but don't know where to start?
Watch our recent webinar for a summary of the games, videos, and teaching resources available for each Lab.
NOVA Labs (pbs.org/nova/labs) is a free digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in games, interactives, and videos that foster authentic scientific exploration. In this webinar for STEM teachers, we'll review each of the Lab games and videos and the accompanying lesson planning res…
March 01, 2015 at 8:30 pm
Mae Jemison, the 1st African American woman in space, credits Nichelle Nichols (who played Uhura in Star Trek) for inspiring her to become an astronaut.
Listen to her story in her NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists profile.
\'I didn't even think about whether I'd be the first African-American woman in space... I just wanted to go into space.\' NEW VIDEO 8/11: Starship
February 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm
Here's a candidate for your next wallpaper...
The European Southern Observatory recently detected remote galaxies that are not visible in the Hubble Deep Field South image.
New observations using the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope have detected remote galaxies that are not visible to Hubble.
February 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm