When it comes to daring stunts and outrageous pranks, we often wonder: What were they thinking? This high-octane series tries to find some answers.
Never-before-seen footage shines new light on Jane Goodall’s unlikely beginnings, groundbreaking research and enduring legacy as a primatologist.
Emergency room doctor Javid Abdelmoneim endeavors to learn the truth about alcohol, both its benefits and risks, by exploring the science of drinking.
This documentary takes a deep dive into the benefits, dangers and lingering questions around Kratom leaf as an alternative to opioid painkillers.
Mothers and medical professionals speak about their experiences with the increasingly controversial practice of Caesarean deliveries in Brazil.
Baffling symptoms. Controversial diagnoses. Costly treatments. Seven people with chronic illnesses search for answers and relief.
Traversing disciplines from physics to psychology, nine scientists share ideas and seek common ground by delving into deep existential questions.
This eye-opening look at the fast-growing medical device industry reveals how the rush to innovate can lead to devastating consequences for patients.
Six young women, who each live near one of Earth's major rivers, share how the Waterschool environmental education program has impacted their lives.
Combining combat and firearms expertise, hosts Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff dissect Hollywood action scenes and put them to the plausibility test.
Researchers and educators highlight the gaps in the U.S. education system and share their visions for innovative and meaningful learning environments.
Engineers join the race to design cutting-edge robots capable of performing human tasks, but major technical and ethical challenges lie ahead.
Scientists and survivors revisit the harrowing EF5 twister that ripped through Moore in 2013 and explore the challenges of predicting extreme weather.
This NOVA program investigates deadly train accidents and explores how technological advances can help make travel by rail safer and more efficient.
From lithium-ion to flow batteries, host David Pogue delves into innovations in energy storage that could help power a greener future.
Neuroscientists study the mechanisms of memory to explore a challenging idea: that memory is malleable and can be shaped by not only ourselves.
The theory that rocks on Earth gave birth to key minerals may inspire people to look at these ho-hum objects with a newfound appreciation.
Scientists and experts discuss the brilliant mind of Albert Einstein, whose theories and ideas changed the way humanity views the world.
Amid the ever-changing cyberwar landscape, the powerful National Security Agency is viewed with a mixture of awe and fear around the world.
Officials and experts discuss violent radicalization in the internet age and how governments leverage technology and psychology to address new thre...
Narrated by Jeff Bridges, this compelling documentary examines some incredible achievements of engineering from across the globe.
An in-depth look at the designers, programmers and wild personalities who are revolutionizing virtual reality and global gaming culture.
Four scientists offer a sweeping yet intimate exploration of Peru's majestic coastline by land, sea and air.
In this vivid series about the wonders of science, the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA travels far and wide to meet innovators who are changing our world.
Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists, this timely documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age.
This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop.
While experimenting with the latest gadgets, two pals debate the benefits, drawbacks and petty annoyances that come with leading tech-fueled lives.
Skilled medical units around the U.K. work against the clock to keep patients alive during the critical first hour of emergency care.
Experts examine how people have involuntarily allowed hippos, swamp rats, wild pigs and more to wreak havoc on fragile ecosystems.
Experts explore the possibility that the most menacing apex predators, such as saltwater crocodiles, can get even larger than previously imagined.
This series highlights a diverse group of survivalists as they prepare for various catastrophic scenarios that could cause civilization to collapse.
This interactive series uses games, illusions and experiments to illustrate how our brains manufacture our reality and often play tricks on us.
From magnetoreception to razor-sharp vision, animals apply a variety of advanced sensory abilities for the purposes of safety, communication and food.
In late-1800s Boston, a vision for the first subway in the U.S. overcomes opposition and technical setbacks, setting a bold precedent for other cit...
Inventor and genius Nikola Tesla, whose ideas revolutionized the use of electricity, envisioned technology that became indispensable decades later.
This life portrait honors nature author Rachel Carson, whose writings led to new laws on pesticides and ushered in an environmental movement.