Science Night 12/2

This week, Science Night delves into the brains of our pets before jumping into the brain of one of the smartest men of the 20th century. Nature starts the evening with a program dedicated to pets playing games to express their wild sides. Then, NOVA ponders Albert Einstein’s brilliance.

Nature Pets: Wild At Heart: Playful Creatures at 7 p.m.

In this astonishing program filled with innovative photography and scientific revelation, we investigate how our favorite pets get in touch with their wild side through play. From talkative budgies, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats and diving dogs, as well as an island where rabbits rule and a city where dogs live a secret double life – discover how our pets’ playful games are just a whisker away from the wild.

NOVA Inside Einstein’s Mind at 8:30 p.m.

Retrace Einstein’s thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity – and Einstein’s brilliance – as never before.