Bats have been implicated in deadly epidemics such as COVID-19 and Ebola, yet scientists are discovering evidence that they may hold a key to a longer and healthier life. From caves in Thailand and Texas to labs around the globe, NOVA meets the scientists who are decoding the superpowers of the bat.
PBS’ premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.
S48 Ep9 | 53m 12s
As we excavate a 500-year-old wreck, learn the secrets behind history’s great ships.
S48 Ep7 | 53m 6s
Will electric planes replace polluting airliners and lead to flying taxis in our cities?
S48 Ep6 | 53m 13s
A revealing new investigation of one of history’s most iconic aviation disasters.
S48 Ep5 | 53m 6s
Meet people struggling with infertility and the challenges of assisted reproduction.
S48 Ep4 | 53m 21s
Scientists race to help corals adapt to warming oceans through assisted evolution.
S48 Ep101 | 20m 37s
Two leading researchers investigate racial bias built into widely used search engines.
S48 Ep3 | 1h 33m 6s
Researchers expose longstanding discrimination against women in science.
S48 Ep2 | 53m 46s
NASA launches its most ambitious search yet for traces of ancient life on Mars.
S48 Ep1 | 53m 26s
What can DNA testing companies reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk?
S48 Ep8 | 30s
Can skyscrapers be made safer, more efficient, and livable in our rapidly growing cities?
S48 Ep13 | 30s
Join scientists on a daring polar voyage to uncover the Arctic’s climate secrets.
S48 Ep12 | 30s
Join the hunt for the universe’s most common—yet most elusive and baffling—particle.
S48 Ep11 | 30s
As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA explores its little-known risks and benefits.
S48 Ep10 | 30s
Could the source of the deadliest viruses hold the secret to a healthier and longer life?
Here’s how poor air quality can lead to serious health effects.
COVID-19 infection continues to spread rapidly across most of the world.
Learn how they earn the "forever" label.
COVID insidiously impacts a man's lungs — giving him reasons to appreciate each breath.
Ever spotted a strange object in the sky?
The U.S. is experiencing increasingly worse drought conditions.
Wildfires, heat waves, flooding, and water shortages are on the rise.
The Pacific Northwest is due for a major earthquake.
Aurora is the beautiful result of space weather.
Asteroid impacts on Earth don't happen very often—but they do happen.
Watch out for clickbait that’s designed to spread misinformation.
What happens to the bodies and minds of athletes when training is put on hold?
There are experts whose job it is to make numbers tangible and help us visualize data.
Step One: Start paying attention to the birds in your area.
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Sometimes archaeology can reveal things that written sources can't.