Biology


New! Edible Insects 54 min.

From crunchy crickets to nutty fly grubs, NOVA takes a tasty look at insect foods and how they could benefit our health and our warming planet.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Sharks of Hawaii 54 min.

Discover surprising facts about the sharks that call the warm waters near Hawaii’s islands their home. Meet the Whitetip reef shark, Whale shark, Tiger shark and more through the lens of remote sensor cameras and new drone technology.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Reef Rescue 54 min.

If oceans continue to warm at the current pace, coral reefs could be wiped out by the end of the century. But scientists from around the globe are rushing to help corals adapt to a changing climate through assisted evolution.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Birth: Episode 6 53 min.

Every single person on this earth has at least one thing in common: they were born. This episode goes on a journey with parents who are preparing for new life to see how our bodies create and sustain new life.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Defend: Episode 4 53 min.

Every minute of every day, our bodies are fending off microscopic threats with extreme precision and speed. This episode looks at various people to uncover the wildly advanced biology that keeps us alive against all odds.

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Extinction: The Facts 54 min.

With a million species at risk of extinction, Sir David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, threatening food and water security, undermining our ability to control our climate and even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Fuel - Episode 3 53 min.

Running through the middle of our bodies, the human gut processes the fuel our bodies need to keep going. It’s also home to an entire ecosystem whose power we’re just beginning to uncover.

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Human: The World Within 360 min.

Human: The World Within takes a deep dive into the universe that's inside each and every one of us by exploring a shared biology that we often don't take the time to appreciate or understand. Heart, brain, eyes, blood, tears: Human uncovers not only the science behind how our bodies work, but how what's inside powers every moment of what we do out in the world. Personal profiles of people from aro...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Pulse - Episode 2 53 min.

What’s behind a pulse? This episode dives into the world of an ice climber, a woman in labor, and a senior dance club to show how the human heart and the circulatory system power our physical and emotional lives.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

React - Episode 1 53 min.

How do you react to the world around you? Through the lens of a boxer, first responder and a man with a bionic limb, we’ll go deep into the universe of the most powerful machine on earth: the human brain and the nervous system it controls.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021