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NOVA brings you short video stories from the world of science, including excerpts from our television programs, video dispatches from producers and correspondents in the field, animations, and much more. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at http://www.pbs.org/nova and watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS. Please note that this feed requires QuickTime 7. Free upgrade available at apple.com/itunes.

SLoS | James Levine: "I Came Alive as a Person"
SLoS | James Levine: "I Came Alive as a Person" 2014/05/01, 21:00
SLoS | James Levine: "I Came Alive as a Person"
SLoS | James Levine: "I Came Alive as a Person"
James Levine is a medical doctor and obesity researcher at the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University. He is also the inventor of the treadmill desk. While he's standing up (whether at his treadmill desk or not), James is also a slam poetry champion and the author of two novels, "The Blue Notebook" and "Bingo's Run."<br><br>Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.<br><br>NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.<br><br>© 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
SLoS|Crystal Dilworth: Ballet, Neuroscience & A Man Eating Plant
SLoS|Crystal Dilworth: Ballet, Neuroscience & A Man Eating Plant 2014/04/17, 21:00
SLoS|Crystal Dilworth: Ballet, Neuroscience & A Man Eating Plant
SLoS|Crystal Dilworth: Ballet, Neuroscience & A Man Eating Plant
Crystal Dilworth recently completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at Cal Tech. Her research has focused on the molecular basis for nicotine dependence. An accomplished life-long dancer, Crystal now choreographs Cal Tech's musical productions. That's right, she teaches other scientists to dance... and they're good!<br><br>Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.<br><br>NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.<br><br>© 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
SLoS|Geoff Tabin: Getting Sight Back
SLoS|Geoff Tabin: Getting Sight Back 2014/04/03, 21:00
SLoS|Geoff Tabin: Getting Sight Back
SLoS|Geoff Tabin: Getting Sight Back
Geoff Tabin is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of International Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center and University of Utah. He is also the Co-Founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project. While not curing blindness, Geoff climbs mountains around the world. And with his buddies at the Oxford Dangerous Sport Club, he invented bungee jumping.<br><br>Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.<br><br>NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.<br><br>© 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
SLoS|Bill Nye: I Took Astronomy From Carl Sagan
SLoS|Bill Nye: I Took Astronomy From Carl Sagan 2014/03/27, 19:00
SLoS|Bill Nye: I Took Astronomy From Carl Sagan
SLoS|Bill Nye: I Took Astronomy From Carl Sagan
Bill Nye is a Cornell-trained engineer who worked at Boeing before winning a gazillion Emmys and turning millions of kid onto science as "Bill Nye, the Science Guy." The man also totally knows how to rock a bow tie.<br><br>Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.<br><br>NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.<br><br>© 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
SLoS | Kate Sweeny: Shake Off Your Anxiety
SLoS | Kate Sweeny: Shake Off Your Anxiety 2014/02/27, 19:00
SLoS | Kate Sweeny: Shake Off Your Anxiety
SLoS | Kate Sweeny: Shake Off Your Anxiety
Kate Sweeny is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California Riverside. She studies threat management in everyday life – how we wait for potentially bad news. By night and on the weekends, Kate pursues her passion for belly dancing. She's been "shaking it" now for more than a decade.<br><br>Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.<br><br>NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.<br><br>© 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
Judo with Nature | NOVA Short
Judo with Nature | NOVA Short 2013/12/12, 18:00
Judo with Nature | NOVA Short
Judo with Nature | NOVA Short
Eco-engineers in the Netherlands are taking hints from nature to rein in flooding. One idea is to plant trees in front of dikes to lower the height of approaching waves. They compare this type of approach to judo—they are using the forces of nature, rather than fighting against them, to produce powerful results.<br><br>Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.
Reimagining New York | NOVA Short
Reimagining New York | NOVA Short 2013/12/05, 18:00
Reimagining New York | NOVA Short
Reimagining New York | NOVA Short
Disaster risk management expert Klaus Jacob speaks candidly about the effects of climate change and sea level rise on New York City. He says we need to think ahead to what New York will look like 400 years from now in order to plan effectively.<br><br>Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.
JFK | NOVA Short
JFK | NOVA Short 2013/11/22, 18:00
JFK | NOVA Short
JFK | NOVA Short
Witnesses to JFK's assassination heard three shots, and police found three cartridges in Oswald's perch. Nevertheless, only two bullets were ever found. Could this missing bullet have hit a tree or the pavement? And if so, why was it never located? Forensics experts Luke and Mike Haag perform tests with a Carcano rifle to solve the mystery of the missing bullet.<br><br>National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.
Cryonics| NOVA Short
Cryonics| NOVA Short 2013/11/07, 18:00
Cryonics| NOVA Short
Cryonics| NOVA Short
Since 1972, a company called Alcor has been preserving legally dead people at very low temperatures. The hope is that in the future, scientists will be able to revive these "patients," giving them a chance for eternal life. It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but host David Pogue met with Alcor president and CEO Max More to tour the facility and learn about the field of "cryonics."<br><br>National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.
Cockroach Cyborgs| NOVA's Gross Science
Cockroach Cyborgs| NOVA's Gross Science 2013/10/17, 20:00
Cockroach Cyborgs| NOVA's Gross Science
Cockroach Cyborgs| NOVA's Gross Science
Gross Science: With just a few simple tools, anyone can turn a cockroach into a tiny controllable 'bugborg.' Why would you want to? It turns out that these nasty pests could turn into life savers in the future.<br><br>National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.