Season 33, Episode 4 Nova scienceNow

First Aired: October 18, 2005

An update on a January 2005 report on hurricanes that assesses damage caused by Hurricane Katrina highlights this edition of "scienceNow." Also: attempts to create artificial life in laboratories by mimicking the origins of life 3.5 billion years ago and by "designing" genes; scientists in Florida searching for the cause of lightning; a North Carolina veterinarian who performs cancer surgery on goldfish; and a profile of neuroscientist Erich Jarvis, an expert on birds' brains.

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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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