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NOVA brings you short video stories from the world of science, including excerpts from our television programs, video dispatches from producers and correspondents in the field, animations, and much more. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at http://www.pbs.org/nova and watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS. Please note that this feed requires QuickTime 7. Free upgrade available at apple.com/itunes.

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Put a Lid on It (Jan 12th, 2009)

Bill Nye, TV's "Science Guy," conducts a pasta-making experiment that can save you money.

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Video podcast produced and edited by Melissa Salpietra. Original footage produced for NOVA by Larry Klein. Stock footage copyright istockphoto.com. Detailed credits available at pbs.org/nova/energy/credits.html.

Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Publi...

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Profile: Judah Folkman (Jan 9th, 2009)

Once scorned for his ideas about how cancer grows, the late Judah Folkman is now hailed as a visionary.
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

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Mammoth Mystery (Dec 31st, 2008)

A pair of mammoth skeletons is found locked together by their tusks. What happened?
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

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Phoenix Mars Lander (Dec 24th, 2008)

NASA's latest robot has already found frozen water and is looking for more signs that the Red Planet could support life.
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions,...

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The Weather on Mars (Dec 23rd, 2008)

Is the weather on Mars anything like the weather on Earth? NOVA asked Vicky Hipkin from the Canadian Space Agency, who was part of the recent Phoenix Mission to explore conditions on the Red Planet.

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Video podcast produced and edited by Melissa Salpietra. Still images and footage courtesy NASA, JPL, Caltech, University of Arizona, Texas A and M University, Cornell University and istockphoto.com. Detailed credits availa...

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Brain Trauma (Dec 18th, 2008)

Even so-called "mild" head injuries turn out to be anything but.

NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

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The Strangest Form of Matter (Dec 18th, 2008)

MIT physicist Daniel Kleppner explains how matter changes as it is reduced in temperature and nears -273 degrees F, or Absolute Zero.

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"Absolute Zero" is a production of Windfall Films Ltd. and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/NOVA in association with the BBC. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Insti...

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Stem Cells Breakthrough (Dec 12th, 2008)

Three separate teams overcome a biomedical hurdle-creating stem cells without the use of human embryos.
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

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War and Peace in Jamestown (Dec 12th, 2008)

At the present-day excavation site at Jamestown, archeologists are uncovering evidence of intriguing, harmonious relationships between the native Powhatan people and the English colonists. Other evidence, hidden in tree rings, hints at why hostilities between the two cultures mounted.

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Original footage produced by Lone Wolf Documentary Group. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobi...

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The Search for ET (Dec 5th, 2008)

Astronomers have their radio telescopes tuned to receive signals from alien worlds. But is anybody out there?
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

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Leeches (Nov 26th, 2008)

A century after falling out of favor among doctors, medicinal leeches are back in hospitals, sucking away on patients' wounds.
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

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Studying Elephant Seals (Nov 21st, 2008)

In this excerpt from NOVA's "Ocean Animal Rescue," join biologist Daniel Costa and his team in the field as they study the surprising behavior of northern elephant seals.

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"Ocean Animal Rescue" is a NOVA Production produced by Hamilton Land & Cattle, Inc. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers...

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Smart Bridges (Nov 21st, 2008)

Can we engineer bridges that tell us what's wrong with them before it's too late?

NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommenda...

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Bird Brains (Nov 14th, 2008)

Clues to the origins of human language are turning up in the brains of birds.
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendation...

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Animating the Bible (Nov 14th, 2008)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how filmmakers and visual-effects artists created a 3-D animation of the Hebrew Bible for NOVA's two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets."

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Original footage produced for NOVA by Gary Glassman; video podcast produced by Melissa Salpietra and Susan K. Lewis and edited by Melissa Salpietra. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is a Providence Pictures Production for NOVA in association with N...

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Portraying the Writers (Nov 10th, 2008)

Find out how scenes for NOVA's upcoming two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets," were filmed.

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Original footage produced for NOVA by Gary Glassman; video podcast produced by Melissa Salpietra and Susan K. Lewis and edited by Melissa Salpietra. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is a Providence Pictures Production for NOVA in association with the National Geographic Channel.

Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, D...

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Recreating the Temple (Nov 7th, 2008)

Gary Glassman, producer and director of NOVA's two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets," and associate producer Tristan Barako take you behind the scenes on a tour of Solomon's Temple.

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Original footage produced for NOVA by Gary Glassman; video podcast produced by Melissa Salpietra and Susan K. Lewis and edited by Melissa Salpietra. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is a Providence Pictures Production for NOVA in asso...

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Killer Microbe (Nov 7th, 2008)

A relatively benign bug becomes a highly lethal pathogen, known to U.S. soldiers as Iraqibacter.
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusion...

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Did God Have a Wife? (Nov 7th, 2008)

In this excerpt from NOVA's two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets," archeologist William Dever describes evidence that the ancient Israelite God, YHWH, had a female counterpart.

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"The Bible's Buried Secrets" is a Providence Pictures Production for NOVA in association with National Geographic Channel.

Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation f...

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Profile: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa (Oct 31st, 2008)

He jumped the fence from Mexico to work as a farmhand and ended up a leading brain surgeon.
NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or ...

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