Season 33, Episode 14 Nova scienceNow
First Aired: October 3, 2006
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson debuts as host of “Nova scienceNow,” the program's own magazine-format show. Stories include the possibility that Earth may be hit by a Rose Bowl-size asteroid in the next 30 years; nuclear chemist Ken Moody's attempts to create the 114th element; the role of genetics in determining body weight; and a profile of MIT researcher and fiction writer Karl Iagnemma.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- 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)