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.
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.
Scientists find warm water beneath Antarctica’s most at-risk glacier
Thwaites Glacier is melting fast. But to understand how climate change is driving its decline, scientists need to send instruments through 2,000 feet of ice into the water below.
A Fuming Glacier National Park Faces Long-Term Consequences
Embers from the Howe Ridge Fire could affect the landscape even after its last plume of smoke is distinguished.
Scientists Find Enzyme That Could Help Create Universal Blood Type
In a new study, researchers report that they used newly discovered gut bacteria enzymes to convert type A blood to type O at a rate faster than ever before. Omnipresent blood shortages could soon be no more.