Season 34, Episode 17 Nova scienceNow

First Aired: June 1, 2007

A report on epigenetics, the study of how factors beyond DNA influence development in living things. Also: how NASA satellite-imaging technology is being used to locate and map Maya ruins; the NASA-sponsored X-Cup, in which high-school teams create prototypes of space elevators.

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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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