Nova scienceNow Episodes

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Nova scienceNow Season 2 episodes

Nova scienceNow Season 2, Episode 4

How environment may influence DNA; the "Kryptos" sculpture at CIA headquarters, which contains coded messages; homemaker-turned-paleontologist Mary Schweitzer, who discovered spongy tissue in a 68 million-year-old T. rex; Duke mathematics and physics professor Arlie Petters, who is working to prove the "braneworld" theory of gravity, which posits that there are five dimensions (four spatial, plus time). read more

Nova scienceNow Season 2, Episode 3

An effort to extend human life span with a pill; the space-elevator concept, which involves dropping a cable from a satellite to Earth; NASA satellite-imaging technology that's used to locate and map Maya ruins; Princeton molecular-biology professor Bonnie Bassler, who has discovered how bacteria communicate. read more

Nova scienceNow Season 2, Episode 2

A mass extinction that occurred some 250 million years ago; the 1918 influenza outbreak, which killed as many as 50 million people; MIT roboticist Cynthia Breazeal's efforts to create "sociable robots"; attempts to decipher 2000-year-old papyrus scrolls. read more

Nova scienceNow Season 2, Episode 1

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; MIT researcher and fiction writer Karl Iagnemma. read more

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Premiered: January 25, 2005, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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