This innovative news magazine is designed to help viewers keep up with advances in science and technology. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the program draws on a range of stories from repairing the Hubble telescope, to the mystery of the Northern Lights to a profile of famed glaciologist Lonnie Thompson.
How Smart Are Animals? (#504H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
How well can we understand what's going on in the brains of non-human animals? Do our pets - like dogs - have the same feelings we do? How smart are animals really?
What Are Animals Thinking? (#605) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Have you ever wondered what's going on inside an Animal's head? How do they see the world -- and us? Is your dog really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" Do pigeon brains possess "superpowers" that allow them to find their way home across hundreds of unfamiliar miles? David Pogue meets -- and competes -- with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes "us" different from "them" expanding our understanding of how animals really think.
Can We Make It to Mars? (#501) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
A trip to Mars and back could take two to three years. Can humans survive the journey, fraught with deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting, and perilous levels of radiation?