The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight
Here’s how to watch and what you’ll see.
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.
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.
After Conquering Space, Water Bears Could Save the Global Vaccine and Blood Supply
Special proteins that help tardigrades survive extreme conditions might be the key to extending the shelf life of life-saving pharmaceuticals.
The top 10 science stories of 2019
Black holes, gene editing, and quantum computing wowed us—while new climate findings and racial bias in medicine brought renewed urgency.