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, February 10, 2016 - 8:00pm
Travel to Canada’s Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:00pm
New revelations about the ancient ice mummy, Otzi, shed light on the dawn of civilization in Europe.
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:00pm
READY JET GO! is a new PBS KIDS earth science and astronomy series for children ages 3-8.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:00pm
Nearly everything we do today leaves an indelible digital trail: Where we live. What we search. What we read. Where we go. What we buy. What we say. All of this data is being recorded and stored. 


Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:00pm
The first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize, Marie Curie was an extraordinary woman whose story is as remarkable in the modern day as it was last century.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
Dive in with deep-sea scientists as they explore the undersea world of glowing creatures.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 8:30pm
An estimated 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and many moms have specific hopes for how their labor will go.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
Get to know the masters of disguise and illusion, the cheats and sneaks in the animal world.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 9:00pm
They’re so tiny you might not notice them if you weren’t looking for them. But these delicate, transparent, shrimp-like creatures are crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem and, maybe, to the future of all our oceans.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:00pm
Follow an investigation into the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 10:00pm
Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists in the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, built to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang and search for the Higgs boson
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow specialists in South Africa who take on masters of mayhem — honey badgers.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
The Chitimacha Indians of the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana are known as "the People of many waters."
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 9:00pm
Explore the story of life and land, from origins to dinosaurs to an ancient primate invasion.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
Journey into the deep past to discover the mighty forces that shaped our continent.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
Explore the most extraordinary places on the planet in this three-part series.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:00pm
A timely story of protecting land, water and a way of life.​
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
As Tina Garnanez seeks to learn about her own family history and its relationship to the uranium mines, we witness her evolution from curious family member to environmental justice activist.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
Our pets may seem familiar but they exist alongside us in a secret world of wild behavior and natural abilities that we hardly recognize.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 8:30pm
WXXI’s fast-paced and provocative healthcare series that focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way kicks off a whole new season in October.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
This is the unique story of flightless birds.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
An exploration of the remarkable life and groundbreaking ideas of biologist E.O Wilson
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Join WXXI for a special preview screening of a new series that tells the story of the inner workings of the brain.


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