Inside the derecho that pummeled the Midwest
On August 10, a weather complex known as a “derecho” sent intense winds and thunderstorms over a 700-mile stretch from Nebraska to Indiana. Now, Iowa works to recover from its damage.
Chadwick Boseman and the rise of colon cancer in young adults
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Boseman’s case illustrates the importance of more screening—and addressing systemic inequities in health care.
What to expect during NASA’s first-ever Mars helicopter flight
Want to fly a rotorcraft on another planet? Here’s what it takes.
Victory! Ingenuity conducts its first powered flight on Mars
The 4-pound helicopter just became the first craft to achieve controlled, powered flight on a planet beyond Earth.
The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight
Here’s how to watch and what you’ll see.
The 10 most popular NOVA stories of 2019
We’ve counted down our ten most-read articles of 2019 and found that health and medicine, physics—and of course animals—were fan-favorite topics this year.
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover lands today
Tuning in to the touchdown? Here’s what to expect.