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These brainy marine mammals can "read," plan ahead, and communicate in astounding ways.

NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers.

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Meet an extraordinary Border collie and other dogs that are changing our view of canine intelligence.

NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers.

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A neuroscientist finds inventive ways to study the brain—like sending test subjects into free-fall.

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Using magnetic wands, researchers can control the brain functions of human subjects and treat depression.

NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers.

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Neuroscientists join Penn and Teller to explore why humans are so easily fooled by magic tricks.

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Medical researchers and ER doctors are testing therapies that cool down patients to save their lives.

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Meet Katharine Hayhoe, a Research Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University. In addition to doing cutting-edge research on climate change, Katharine is also a "climate change evangelist." She recently wrote a book about climate change targeted toward the evangelical Christian ...
Computer scientist Jason Leigh has a novel way of achieving immortality—creating a lifelike avatar of himself.

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Meet Alan Sage, a finalist in Intel's Science Talent Search who recently began his first year as an undergraduate at Yale. Alan's research into the "root memory" of plants may have an impact on future Alzheimer's treatments. In his spare time, Alan writes poetry and raps fiercely.

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A gene called FOXO may be a real elixir of longevity. Can all of us harness its power?

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Meet Emily Whiting, a Ph.D. student at MIT who explores the intersection of architecture, structural engineering, and computer graphics. Using her studies of Gothic cathedrals and other very old buildings, Emily creates animations that help guide the efficient and effective creation of new buildings. ...
Irv Gordon has driven his 1966 Volvo more than 2.7 million miles. But don't ask if you can drive it yourself.

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A daredevil engineer born in India now drives NASA's Mars rovers.

NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers.

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Meet Dave Sulzer, a neuroscientist at Columbia University who studies how different parts of the brain communicate with each other and what impact these processes could have in treating diseases. An accomplished musician in his own right, Dave conducts the "largest orchestra in the world," the Thai Elephant ...
How do you keep food fresh on a three-year round-trip to Mars? NASA scientist-chefs are cooking up some ideas.

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Today's suits are notoriously bulky. MIT's Dava Newman is out to change that with a radical, and sleek, new design.

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Meet Shaundra Daily, a computer scientist and engineer who designs technologies to help adults and children reflect on their beliefs, values, and attitudes. She is one of the scientists whom we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two ...
A trip to Mars and back could take two to three years. Can humans survive the journey, fraught with deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting, and perilous levels of radiation? Scientists are developing new ways to keep astronauts alive, using novel meteoroid-proof materials, artificial gravity, and ...
Andre Fenton studies the biological basis of human memory. And he never forgets to find some quiet time to meditate. He is one of the scientists whom we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new ...
They shuffle around, find the ball, plan their next move, and, of course, kick—all on their own. Designed by Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and her team, these soccer-playing robots stand at the forefront of machines that can learn about the world and ...
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