The False Promise of Cloning Your Pet

From NOVA PBS Official. Departed pets can now live on through reproductive cloning. But many owners have been surprised to find that genetics aren’t everything—Fluffy the second turns out to be an animal all its own. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Digital Producer: Emily Zendt Production Assistance: Christina Monnen Archival: Storyblocks, Kelly Anderson Music: APM © WGBH Educational…

Hope or Hype? How Seaweed May Help Revive Our Oceans

From NOVA PBS Official. In some parts of the ocean, like in the Gulf of Mexico, there is so little oxygen in the water that the marine life is actually suffocating. Could kelp help? . . . Follow us! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/novapbs/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NOVApbs/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/novapbs CREDITS: Produced by: Shota Weaver Camera: Arlo Pérez Esquivel Editor:…

This Device Smells Diseases by Imitating a Dog’s Nose

From NOVA PBS Official. By studying dog noses, scientists at MIT are building an electronic nose that is learning to analyze odors and sniff out diseases. Could this tech someday be integrated into smartphones? PRODUCTION CREDITS Produced by: Ana Aceves Camera: Arlo Pérez Esquivel MEDIA CREDITS Archive: Edgeworx Studios, Penn Vet Working Dog Center, Pond5,…

Ice Age Footprints | Full Episode | NOVA | PBS

From NOVA PBS Official. Ancient footprints in New Mexico’s White Sands National Park reveal new evidence of Ice Age humans that walked the land alongside enormous ground sloths and mammoths—thousands of years earlier than archaeologists thought people were in the Americas. (Premiered Wednesday, May 25 2022 at 9 PM ET) © 2022 WGBH Educational Foundation…

Addiction I Full Episode I NOVA I PBS

From NOVA PBS Official. Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/3lxnr4s Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an…

War Brings Threats to Ukrainian Power Plants

From NOVA PBS Official. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brings "unprecedented" threats to nuclear power plant safety, nuclear researcher Mariana Budjeryn, who is Ukrainian, told NOVA. "Nothing like [this] has happened previously in history," Budjeryn says. "None of the safety and security procedures have been designed with that kind of set of threats in mind," she…

Animal-to-Human Transplants

From NOVA PBS Official. Of the over 100,000 people on the waitlist for an organ in the United States, 17 people die every day. Now, the first pig-to-human heart transplant reveals some of the challenges of xenotransplantation. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Digital Producer: Ana Aceves Production assistance: Christina Monnen, Shota Weaver Archival: Dr. Redoy Ranjan Storyblocks University…

What is 5G and is it Safe to Use on Planes?

From NOVA PBS Official. 5G is a leap forward in wireless technology, providing data speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. So why is this seemingly revolutionary tech raising concern in the aviation industry? PRODUCTION CREDITS: Digital Producer: Emily Zendt Production Assistance: Christina Monnen Shota Weaver Additional footage: Science Museum, London / Wikimedia /…

Can South Carolina’s Salt Marshes Be Saved?

From NOVA PBS Official. Many seafood dishes depend on an ecosystem that’s easy to overlook: The salt marsh. "This is a nursery ground for many of the species that are so commercially important to consumers like me who like seafood," Fisheries Biologist Dionne Hoskins-Brown told NOVA. "Juvenile shrimp, juvenile crabs, juvenile fish are able to…

Could Antiviral Pills Change the Course of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

From NOVA PBS Official. Here’s how Covid-19 antiviral pills from Pfizer and Merck and Ridgeback work, how effective they are, and how they might change the course of the pandemic. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Digital Producer: Emily Zendt Production Assistance: David Condon, Christina Monnen Additional Footage: Edgeworx National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Merck Pfizer Christian…

Meet the Marvelous Christmas Tree Worm

From NOVA PBS Official. The Christmas tree worm is a marine animal distantly related to earthworms. Could anything be more festive? The Christmas tree worm looks a lot different than your garden-variety nightcrawler: Instead of slithering through soil, it inhabits coral reefs (which it may prevent from destruction). And unlike a night-crawler’s average lifespan of…

What will the James Webb Space Telescope do?

From NOVA PBS Official. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is about to begin its million-mile journey. Here’s what to expect from the largest, most technologically advanced, and most expensive space telescope ever created. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Digital Producer: Ana Aceves Interviews Produced and Directed by: Terri Randall Camera: Richard Chisolm Sound: Dwayne Dell Production Assistance: Jedd…

Why is There a Global Chip Shortage?

From NOVA PBS Official. What began with temporary manufacturing disruptions at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a series of supply breakdowns, including those related to computer chip shortages, across multiple industries. Also called an integrated circuit, IC, or computer chip, a modern chip is a network of electronic circuits printed on…

Could a “Dune” Sandworm Exist in Real Life?

From NOVA PBS Official. Giant, worm-like creatures that live in desert environments are a staple to sci-fi. But there are ecological and evolutionary limits to consider when deciding if a species like that featured in "Dune" could actually exist here on Earth, biologists say. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Digital Producer: Ana Aceves Production assistance: Robert Boyd, Shyla…

Giving the Mona Lisa a Digital Makeover

From NOVA PBS Official. An engineer used powerful lights, cameras, and computer software to digitally remove the varnish from the "Mona Lisa," allowing people today to see the painting as Leonardo da Vinci created it. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Excerpted from "Decoding da Vinci" Produced and directed by: Doug Hamilton Digital Production: Ahmin Thornhill © WGBH Educational…

How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last?

From NOVA PBS Official. A person who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 will have a slightly different immune response to the coronavirus than someone who was previously infected, researchers say. How long does immunity last—and is it all about antibodies? PRODUCTION CREDITS: Digital Producer: Emily Zendt Production assistance: Robert Boyd, David Condon, Shyla Duff, Christina…

The Cannabis Question I Full Episode I PBS

From NOVA PBS Official. Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/3AP3DP6 | #TheCannabisQuestion As state-legalized cannabis spreads, NOVA explores its little-known risks and benefits. NOVA investigates the story of cannabis from the criminalization that has disproportionately harmed communities of color to the latest medical understanding of the plant. What risks does cannabis pose to the developing brain? How much…