Science

The Amazon River. Photo: SK Films

"The Thrill of Discovery": Henry Walter Bates's 'Amazon Adventure'

The executive producer of a new IMAX film about a naturalist integral to the theory of evolution talks about Bates's contribution and the importance of science education and film's use in it.
A damaged pipe in Flint, Michigan. Photo: Caitlin Saks/WGBH

NOVA: Poisoned Water in Flint

NOVA: Poisoned Water investigates what caused the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. "Our water infrastructure is more fragile and more vulnerable than we realize,” says filmmaker Llewellyn Smith. 
The Museum of Science and Industry's 40-foot tornado. Photo: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

The 'Wild Weather' of 'Science Storms'

Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00 pm, dive into tornadoes, avalanches, and fire whirls with "Wild Weather." You can explore the same phenomena in a Museum of Science and Industry exhibit - "Not everyone has a four-story tornado."
Drawing of a nuclear reactor based on Chicago Pile-1 from the 1944 patent application by inventors Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard. (Image courtesy Argonne National Laboratory)

The Atomic Age's Beginnings on a Squash Court in Chicago

American Experience: Command and Control recounts a terrifying nuclear accident that almost led to a disaster. Learn about the origins of nuclear power at the University of Chicago, and the upsides and downsides of its future.

The Museum of Science and Industry's Great Train Story exhibit. (Courtesy of J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

MSI's Train Guy

"The Great Train Story" at the Museum of Science and Industry is a beloved stalwart of the museum. Meet the man who maintains it in advance of a NOVA episode on "Why Trains Crash," airing February 22 at 9:00 pm.
The Regent Seven Seas Explorer. (Courtesy of Martin Gorst)

The Extravagant Features of a Luxury Cruise Ship

Personal butlers, in-suite spas, prints by Chagall and Picasso, hand-blown Murano glass: this is a cruise at its most luxurious.
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