Science & Nature

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


Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:00pm
Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world.


Watch The Crowd and The Cloud on-demand, showcasing the power of Citizen Science in the Digital Age. Then pick your project to become involved in as a citizen scientist. All ages welcome!


Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:00pm
For the first time ever, two intrepid pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:00pm
Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 9:00pm
They are the most enigmatic, mysterious, and exotic objects in the universe: black holes.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow in the night sky.
Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 9:00pm
Brains On!, the public radio science show for kids and curious adults, explores the fascinating science behind circadian rhythms.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:00pm
This film tells the story of "Storm of the Century: The Blizzard of '49" - the worst series of storms in Wyoming's history.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:00pm
In Calculating Ada:The Countess of Computing, Dr. Hannah Fry (The Mathematics of Love) explores the short yet remarkable life of Ada Lovelace, a Victorian-era British socialite and one of the world’s earliest computer pioneers.
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Follow the stories of ordinary men and women who have done the extraordinary.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Great things come in small packages, and animals are no exception to the rule. Uncover nature’s biggest little secrets from mini nocturnal monkeys to sand-sculpting puffer fish.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:30pm
While turkey certainly makes for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, there’s a lot to love about these humble creatures year-round.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:00pm
Beyond a Year in Space, the follow up to Emmy® Award-winning film A Year in Space, chronicles astronaut Scott Kelly’s return and adjustment to life on Earth after spending 12 months on the International Space Station (ISS)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
Disasters are big business. Follow an investigation with NPR into who profits when disaster strikes.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
After the unexpected death of her photojournalist father, Helen Macdonald overcame her grief by training an adult goshawk, one of nature’s most notoriously wild and free-spirited birds of prey.
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:30pm
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 11, 2017 - 10:00pm
See how Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and rolling back years of policy.
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
Learn why threats to the whale-hunting practices of the Faroese are a warning to the world.
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
Learn why threats to the whale-hunting practices of the Faroese are a warning to the world.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:00am
Fans of the Hidden Brain podcast will be happy to learn that its host, NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, and his production team have a new weekly, one-hour radio version of Hidden Brain.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Meet Naledi, a baby elephant orphan who finds her place in the herd with the help of her caretakers.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about a visionary and charismatic cattleman, Kirk Hanna.


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