Hear brief audio stories from the world of science—from hurricanes to mummies to neutrinos—that expand on topics from NOVA T.V. programs. Listen to often irreverent conversations with scientists and science journalists.

SLoS | James Levine: "I Came Alive as a Person"

1 May 2014 at 12:00pm
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 Noteb... Read more...

SLoS|Crystal Dilworth: Ballet, Neuroscience & A Man Eating Plant

17 Apr 2014 at 12:00pm
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 da... Read more...

SLoS|Geoff Tabin: Getting Sight Back

3 Apr 2014 at 12:00pm
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... Read more...

SLoS|Bill Nye: I Took Astronomy From Carl Sagan

27 Mar 2014 at 12:00pm
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. Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by th... Read more...

SLoS | Kate Sweeny: Shake Off Your Anxiety

27 Feb 2014 at 11:00am
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... Read more...

(Refeed) NOVA Short| Space Kids

20 Feb 2014 at 11:00am
For Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers, Curiosity's landing represented the culmination of many years of hard work and personal aspiration. In this video, they trace their love of space back to their childhood and express their gratitude for being given the opportunity to put a rover on Ma... Read more...

Finding Earth-Like Planets | NOVA Short

9 Jan 2014 at 11:00am
Scientists have never set foot on an alien world, but that hasn’t kept them from looking for life beyond our solar system. In this short video, astrophysicist Lisa Kaltenegger explains how we determine whether a far-off planet could harbor life. Video podcast produced and edited by Melissa Salpi... Read more...

Judo with Nature | NOVA Short

12 Dec 2013 at 10:00am
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 p... Read more...

Reimagining New York | NOVA Short

5 Dec 2013 at 10:00am
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. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the ... Read more...

JFK | NOVA Short

22 Nov 2013 at 10:00am
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 tes... Read more...

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