10 Science Shows to Stream from NOVA and Nature

Meredith Francis
Fox Tales from Nature
Fox Tales from Nature

Getting stir-crazy? Get in touch with science with shows from Nature and NOVA, which examine everything from active volcanoes and tiny hummingbirds to Mars and the human brain during sleep. Below are ten shows you can stream for free right now. 

Nature


Yosemite

Yosemite

Explore the soaring beauty and the wildlife of Yosemite Valley, as scientists and adventurers seek to understand how climate change is affecting one of America’s most scenic spots.

Undercover in the Jungle

Undercover in the Jungle

Go undercover in the Amazon rainforest to meet some of the world’s most fascinating creatures, from the pint-sized pygmy marmoset to the sleek puma. 

Living Volcanoes

Living Volcanoes

Travel down into the crater of an active volcano to get to know these molten forces of nature – even getting up close with a rare lake of lava at Marum, Vanuatu.

Fox Tales

Fox Tales

Meet the red fox, an intelligent, adaptable animal that is found all around the world, from snowy forests to urban centers.

Super Hummingbirds

Super Hummingbirds

Get to know these mysterious, tiny birds through high-speed cameras and advanced imaging that can keep up with their lightning-fast speed.

NOVA


Mysteries of Sleep

Mysteries of Sleep

We know humans need sleep to survive. Scientists look inside the brain to understand why and to examine the role that sleep plays in memory, trauma, and emotion.

Rise of the Mammals

Rise of the Mammals

After the asteroid hit that wiped out the dinosaurs in a mass extinction event, it was the mammals’ time to shine. Explore the fossils that show how rat-sized creatures grew and diversified into a variety of species.

Decoding the Great Pyramid

Decoding the Pyramid

This program digs into new archaeological evidence about who built the Great Pyramids in Egypt and how they pulled off such a stunning feat of engineering. 

Polar Extremes

Polar Extremes

Explore the strange history of the poles, as experts examine fossils found in strange places, including hippo-like creatures in the Arctic and beech trees in Antarctica.

The Planets: Mars

The Planets: Mars

Travel to Earth’s closest neighbor, a frozen desert planet. But it wasn’t always like that: it used to be a water planet, busy with volcanic activity. 

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