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Kate Sweeny is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California Riverside. She studies threat management in everyday life – how we wait for potentially bad news. By night and on the weekends, Kate pursues her passion for belly dancing. She's been "shaking it" now for more than a ...
For Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers, Curiosity's landing represented the culmination of many years of hard work and personal aspiration. In this video, they trace their love of space back to their childhood and express their gratitude for being given the opportunity to put a rover on Mars.

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Scientists have never set foot on an alien world, but that hasn’t kept them from looking for life beyond our solar system. In this short video, astrophysicist Lisa Kaltenegger explains how we determine whether a far-off planet could harbor life.

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Eco-engineers in the Netherlands are taking hints from nature to rein in flooding. One idea is to plant trees in front of dikes to lower the height of approaching waves. They compare this type of approach to judo—they are using the forces of nature, rather than fighting against them, to produce powerful ...
Disaster risk management expert Klaus Jacob speaks candidly about the effects of climate change and sea level rise on New York City. He says we need to think ahead to what New York will look like 400 years from now in order to plan effectively.

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Witnesses to JFK's assassination heard three shots, and police found three cartridges in Oswald's perch. Nevertheless, only two bullets were ever found. Could this missing bullet have hit a tree or the pavement? And if so, why was it never located? Forensics experts Luke and Mike Haag perform tests with ...
Since 1972, a company called Alcor has been preserving legally dead people at very low temperatures. The hope is that in the future, scientists will be able to revive these "patients," giving them a chance for eternal life. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but host David Pogue met with ...
Gross Science: With just a few simple tools, anyone can turn a cockroach into a tiny controllable 'bugborg.' Why would you want to? It turns out that these nasty pests could turn into life savers in the future.

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Gross Science: These flesh-eating plants usually prey on unsuspecting insects. But one species of ant calls this plant home. Watch the drama unfold... through watercolor animation!

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Clouds affect us every day, no matter the weather. But what exactly are clouds and how do they form? And how can they help us predict severe storms, the availability of water, and our future climate?

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We might prefer beautiful weather reports, but we really pay attention when severe storms are predicted. So how do Earth's most powerful storms develop, and how is this related to cloud formation?

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What exactly is a cloud? Why do clouds form over some areas and not others? Take a look inside: learn about factors that cause clouds to develop in the first place and find out why there are so many different types.

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A perfectly sunny day one moment and driving rain the next. What atmospheric conditions are involved in the development of storm clouds and the dramatic weather effects they can unleash?

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Clouds have a powerful influence on the temperature of our planet. Just how they will respond as global temperatures increase is one of the most pressing scientific questions of our time.

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Mice placed in enriched environments can recover lost memories, giving hope to those who study Alzheimer's.

Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers.

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A computer named Watson is the latest contestant in machine versus human battles of the "mind."

Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers.

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Experimental particle physicist Melissa Franklin answers four questions about the search for the Higgs boson and working at CERN. Her responses offer a personal look at one of the biggest research initiatives of the century.

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Researchers who've studied Einstein's brain have long known that parts of his parietal lobe—a part of the brain involved in spatial imagination—were unusually large. But now, a collection of 14 photographs missing since 1955 have revealed that Einstein's right frontal lobe has four ridges instead ...
Researchers have begun to zero in on genes that might be responsible for autism.

NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

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If you were a spy, how could you ensure that an encrypted message got safely to your allies? Send it using entangled particles! Here, watch how a technique called quantum cryptography could save a state secret from falling into enemy hands.

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