Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Wednesday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast.
Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.
From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet’s most cherished – but endangered – species on NOVAWild Ways at 9 pm Wednesday.
Watch nature filmmakers at work, follow the caribou’s harrowing migration and see the first sparks of life on earth on this week’s Science Night!
Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. This “making of” special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.
Join 100,000 caribou who face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.
From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova at 9 pm Wednesday goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.
See how the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations on Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. View forest penguins with a tenuous marriage and the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and hear the tale of male pregnancy.
Follow the annual gathering of a thousand elephants in northern Kenya on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday. From magnificent bulls to vulnerable orphans, they face deadly threats from both predators and poachers.
On NOVA Mystery of Easter Island at 9 pm Wednesday a team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica.
Learn how the hungry creatures of the ocean find food, watch Yellowstone thaw and see how the land shaped life in North America on this week’s Science Night.
See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific on Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. Meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths and the biggest mouth in the ocean. For creatures large and small, every mouthful counts.
It’s summer in Yellowstone, and with soaring temperatures and drought comes the risk of wildfires on Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday.
Dive into the ocean, watch Yellowstone thaw and see how North America was formed on this week’s Science Night.
Understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicenter of natural mayhem Big Pacific Violent at 7 pm Wednesday.
Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday continues to follow the wildlife dramas in Yellowstone, and Spring brings many new challenges.
Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two on Making North America: Life at 9 pm Wednesday.
Go on adventure into the Pacific, Yellowstone and through the history of North America!
Big Pacificat 7 pm Wednesday plunges into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television.
Great Yellowstone Thaw at 8 pm Wednesday journey to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope
Baby animals and ocean life on this week’s Science Night!
Growing up is never easy, and finding food, avoiding predators and making friends does not always come naturally. Find out how several different animals do it on Nature Animal Childhood at 7 pm Wednesday.
Nova at 8 pm Wednesday take a dazzling dive to explore how and why so many of the ocean’s creatures light up-revealing a hidden undersea world where creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer or simply glow.
Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in California, to view its once endangered, now thriving, ecosystem, where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on an abundance of food Best Of Big Blue Live at 9 pm Wednesday.
This week Science Night focuses the lives of mule deer, drinking water and how our bodies process food.
Joe Hutto has dedicated seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. Ordinarily, the deer herd would run from any human, but these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own on Nature Touching the Wild at 7 pm Wednesday.
The water contamination crisis in Flint, MI, has revealed a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of our aging drinking water infrastructure on Nova at 8 pm Wednesday.
Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy on Food – Delicious Science at 9 pm Wednesday.
Nature The Gathering Swarms at 7 pm Wednesday looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria.
A meteor burst into a fireball over Siberia. Can scientists spot the next deadly asteroid in time on Nova Meteor Strike at 8 pm Wednesday.
Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn about the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose on Food A Matter Of Taste at 9 pm Wednesday.
This science night, don’t miss out on dolphins, boats, and food!
Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. “Animal Misfits” reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China’s first super-weapon, on this episode of NOVA, beginning Wednesday at 8:00 pm.
Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy, all on Food – Delicious Science, beginning Wednesday at 9:00 pm.