Science & Nature

Science & Nature programs on WXXI TV
and Radio as well as online discussion
and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 10:00pm
See a fresh investigation of Easter Island, a remote speck that has mystified the world for centuries. 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:00pm
From Botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human?
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 8:00pm
The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of


Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
Follow the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its aftermath.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:00pm
Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 9:00pm
View New Horizon’s historic capture of the first-ever detailed images of Pluto’s icy world.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
Uncover the science behind the hunting instincts of the great white shark.
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Martin Clunes examines the role of the world's working horses as he begins training his own beloved Clydesdales
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
Operation Wild tells the remarkable stories of animals in need and the dedicated caregivers who push the boundaries of veterinary medicine to help them.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 3:30pm
WXXI captures the making of the 2011 Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Big Shot, and shares stories from past years of this photography project.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 9:00pm
Two hundred thousand years ago our ancestors took their first steps on the African savanna. Today, seven billion of us live across the planet.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Examine the plight of crested black macaques, feisty monkeys with punk hair and expressive faces.
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 9:00pm
Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other—a ubiquitous and seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
View an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
Learn why the sagebrush and greater sage-grouse of the American West are losing ground.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm
In every animal’s life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet, so to speak, and face the world alone.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:00pm
The growing barrage of media coverage about the imminent demise of the written word and the migration of our personal and collective knowledge to machines lead to an inevitable question
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:30pm
Few things are as sad or shocking than to hear of a child diagnosed with cancer. 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
Recounts the flight many consider to be NASA's most daring and important.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:00pm
Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:00pm
Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 9:00pm
Hosted by public radio veterans Alex Chadwick and Flora Lichtman, “The Adaptors” chronicles how people are adapting to climate change.


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