Visualizing the Layers of Discrimination and Harassment of Women in STEM 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. In 2018, the National Academies of Science, Medicine, & Engineering released a report on sexual harassment in STEM fields. "The best estimates are that about 50% of women faculty and staff in academia experience sexual harassment—and those numbers have not really shifted over time," Wellesley College President Paula Johnson says. "Generally…

Chemist Raychelle Burks Reflects on Being a Black Woman in STEM 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. "Picture a Scientist," a 90-minute feature film from NOVA, captures the longstanding discrimination against women in STEM. Those with intersectional identities, like Dr. Raychelle Burks, experience layered discrimination. Here, she reflects on her experience as—and becoming—a professional scientist, from attending college and not having any Black female chemistry professors to experiencing…

Texas’ Power Grid Trouble is Far from Over 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Many Texans are still reeling from the power outage crisis that occurred earlier this year. And "It’s not just about Texas," says an environmental engineer. It’s about the need to rethink our aging energy infrastructure throughout the U.S. Here’s why—and how it may be a sign of things to come. PRODUCTION…

The Llama Episode: Origins of Misinformation and how it Spreads I Misinformation Nation I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Inaccurate information has been spread for thousands of years. But now it moves more rapidly—and causes more damage—than ever before. Watch as a piece of false information about llamas is spread across social media and gets disproved, only to have the story continue to circulate. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Produced by: Alex Clark…

Monarch Butterflies Aren’t Important to this Mexican Community. You May Have Heard Otherwise I NOVA 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Monarchs, Mexico, and misinformation: Discover a piece of false information about monarch butterflies and Mexico’s Indigenous Purépecha community, and why tourism may be partly to blame. This video reports on misinformation regarding Mexico’s Indigenous Purépecha community, explaining that monarch butterflies do not have cultural importance for the Purépecha, although they do…

Looking for Life on Mars | NOVA | PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Follow along as NASA launches the Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt yet for signs of ancient life on Mars. The spacecraft will blaze into the Martian atmosphere at some 12,000 miles per hour and attempt to lower the Perseverance Rover in the rocky Jezero Crater, home to a…

Feast Your Eyes on the First-Ever Mars 2020 Landing Videos I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Get a guided tour of the Perseverance rover landing on the red planet from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Ian Clark. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Producer/Editor: Ari Daniel Producer/Director: Terri Randall Production Assistance: Jedd Ehrmann Camera: Kevin Stevenson Sound: Keith Sikora Production Manager L.A.: Steven Reich Archival: NASA NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona Storyblocks…

Why NASA is Back on Mars I NASA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. NASA’s Perseverance rover and the first-ever space helicopter landed on Mars on Thursday, Feb. 18. Here’s what the Mars 2020 research team says they’ll be doing on the red planet. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Produced and Directed by: Terri Randall Edited by: Jedd Ehrmann and Ana Aceves Digital Producer: Ana Aceves Production Assistance:…

This NASA Scientist Helps Prevent Mars from Getting Contaminated I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars! But how do you prevent microbes from Earth from contaminating the red planet? This NASA scientist, who worked on the #Perseverance mission, explains. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Producer/Editor: Ari Daniel Producer/Director: Terri Randall Production Assistance: Jedd Ehrmann Camera: Kevin Stevenson Sound: Timothy Kitz Production Coordinator:…

Dream Hacking: Watch 3 Groundbreaking Experiments on Decisions, Addictions, and Sleep I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Watch the first-ever video documenting this live two-way dream communication. Have you ever felt drawn toward choices without knowing why? Or, as seen in the movie “Inception,” have you ever felt like you’ve woken up with a decision that’s already been made for you? Neuroscience is beginning to demystify such feelings.…

New COVID-19 variants spread more easily. Are they more resistant to vaccines? I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Discover how new coronavirus variants formed around the world, and whether personal protective equipment and the new vaccines will successfully work against them. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Produced by: Ari Daniel Production Assistance: Christina Monnen & Amanda Willis Animation: Edgeworx Studios & Mitch Butler Archival: The Noun Project Pfizer Shutterstock Videoblocks CDC, Cynthia…

Lingering Symptoms From COVID-19 “Unprecedented” Compared to Other Viral Infections I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. The number of people experiencing "long COVID" is unknown, but experts estimate that millions of Americans could be affected. Could an out-of-order immune system be to blame for lingering symptoms? PRODUCTION CREDITS: Produced by: Emily Zendt Production Assistance: Christina Monnen Animation: Edgeworx Additional Footage: NAID, CDC/C.S. Goldsmith and T.G. Ksiazek ©…

This NASA Scientist Studies Forests by Looking at Them From Space I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. NASA Goddard researcher Lola Fatoyinbo shoots lasers at trees in order to measure how much carbon forests store. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Excerpted in part from NOVA’s "Can We Cool the Planet?" Producer/Director: Ben Kalina Director/Camera: Jen Schneider Edited by: Rob Tinworth and Arlo Pérez Digital Producer: Arlo Pérez Animation: Mitch Butler Media,…

Secrets in our DNA | NOVA | PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA, hoping to obtain clues to family origins and forecasts of their future health. Some users have found family members and discovered lurking genetic risks. But what happens once the sample is in the hands…

Your COVID-19 Vaccine is Coming I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Here’s how the Pfizer/BioTech, Moderna, and other coronavirus vaccines work, their potential side effects, who’s first in line to receive one, and why we need to address racial and social equities. PRODUCTION CREDITS: Produced by: Ari Daniel Production Assistance: Glorie Martinez & Christina Monnen Animation: Edgeworx Studios Archival: AstraZeneca Pfizer Shutterstock…

Covid vaccines are coming: What’s inside, and how and when you’ll get one I NOVA Now I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Pending FDA approval, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines could reach the first wave of Americans in a matter of weeks. Manufacturers of leading vaccine candidates are releasing promising results from clinical trials, revealing that some experimental vaccines, including those from Pfizer and Moderna, are more than 90% effective against the coronavirus.…

Can We Cool the Planet? | NOVA | PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. As global temperatures continue to rise, scientists are wondering if we need solutions that go beyond reducing emissions. From sucking carbon straight out of the air, to geoengineering our atmosphere to physically block out sunlight, to planting more than a trillion trees, the options may seem futuristic or tough to implement.…

Lions Return to Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. By protecting lions from traps and snares, veterinarians, park rangers, and ecologists are working together to restore this feline’s population in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Stream "Nature’s Fear Factor" online or on the PBS Video app to learn more: https://to.pbs.org/36zrXsp Production Credits: Producer/Writer: David Murdock Executive Producers: Jared Lipworth, Sean B.…

Touching the Asteroid Prologue I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, a NASA spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx attempts to reach out and grab a piece of an asteroid named Bennu to bring it back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx team has just three chances to extend its spacecraft’s specialized arm, touch down for five seconds, and collect material from…

LIVE: Gorongosa National Park Scientists on African Wild Dog Reintroduction 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Mozambique-based veterinarians and research biologists discuss the reintroduction of the African wild dog, an iconic predator, to Gorongosa National Park. Discover whether bringing predators—and fear—back into an ecosystem can help restore its natural balance, and learn about the other species Gorongosa scientists work with. Stream "Nature’s Fear Factor" starting at 9…

Christian Cooper’s Yearbook Superlatives I NOVA I PBS 0 (0)

From NOVA PBS Official. Christian Cooper, board member of the New York City Audubon, hands out yearbook-style superlatives to numerous bird species and shares some memorable birding encounters. #BirdingWhileBlack PRODUCTION CREDITS: Producer: Angelica Coleman Interviewer: Ari Daniel Production Assistance: Christina Monnen Stock: Storyblocks Pond5 Becky Matsubara/Flickr/CC BY 4.0 Katja Schulz/Flickr/CC by 4.0 narcah/Flickr/CC BY 4.0…