Season 32, Episode 4 Nova scienceNOW

First Aired: January 25, 2005

“Science Now,” an occasionally airing “Nova”-offshoot science magazine hosted by Robert Krulwich, begins with reports on hurricanes, the science behind empathy and why sand dunes can “sing.” Also: a profile of young engineer James McLurkin, who has, Krulwich says, “analyzed and planned every minute of his life,” from tying his shoes to romance. Regarding empathy, the brain “mirrors movement it sees,” says Krulwich. And a “CAT scan for hurricanes” could help New Orleans escape devastation.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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