Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? About whether there is life on other planets? NOVA Wonders is a fresh, lively new series that makes complicated concepts accessible while taking a deep dive into the scientific process. Each week, an hour – long episode poses a single big scientific question and takes viewers along on a journey to explore how far we’ve come in our quest for answers, and how we’ve managed to get here.
Among the intriguing topics pondered are the secret language of animals, what’s hidden in the human body, the artificial intelligence technologies that could rival and surpass the abilities of the human mind, the controversial power to engineer life in a lab, and the mysteries of the universe. The series travels to some unexpected places to look for answers — including deep underwater, where humpback whales are essentially playing a game of “telephone” across the world, with pods teaching each other new songs; deep beneath our skin, where trillions of microbes are living in our bodies; deep below the earth, in mines where researchers are trying to detect elusive dark matter particles; deep into space, where astrophysicists are hunting for signs of extra -terrestrial life, and more.
Each week, series hosts Computer scientist Rana el Kaliouby, Mathematician Talithia Williams, and Neuroscientist André Fenton will take us on a journey to explore how far we’ve come in our quest for answers, and how we’ve managed to get there. Watch the show, check out the website, and explore the Nova collection on PBS LearningMedia for more education resources.