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Explore with Nova on Wednesdays in November

Take your mind out for a spin with these thought-provoking programs on NOVA. WTVP helps you explore the special bond between humans and dogs, the mysteries of sleep and a mind-bending question about the universe. Then climb aboard a spaceship to Pluto and beyond, and circle the globe in a sun-powered flying machine.


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Dog Tales
Wednesday, December 2, 7 PM

Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn't always that way-and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. Researchers reveal how humans tamed fearsome canines over tens of thousands of years, and how modern dog intelligence and behaviors have made them indispensable companions.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/03/2020 @ Noon
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/04/2020 @ 12:30am
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Dog Tales Preview

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Follow the epic journey of dog domestication and see what science says about dogs’ love.


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Mysteries of Sleep Preview

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Why do we sleep? And what does sleep have to do with memory, trauma, and our emotions?

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Mysteries of Sleep
Wednesday, December 9, 7 PM

Like virtually every other animal, humans need sleep to survive. But why? Scientists peer into the brain to see what happens while we snooze and understand the powerful role that sleep - or lack of it -plays in memory, trauma and emotion regulation.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/09/2020 @ 7pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/11/2020 @ Midnight

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Einstein's Quantum Riddle
Wednesday, December 16, 8 PM

Quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from networks to code-breaking, but first, we need to know it's real. Join physicists as they capture light from across the universe in a bid to prove Einstein's "spooky action at a distance."

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/16/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/17/2020 @ Noon
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/17/2020 @ Midnight
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 12/17/2020 @ 6pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 12/17/2020 @ 11pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/18/2020 @ 3am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 12/18/2020 @ 7am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/20/2020 @ Midnight
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Einstein's Quantum Riddle Preview

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Join scientists as they grab light from across the universe to prove quantum entanglement.


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Pluto and Beyond Preview

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The New Horizons spacecraft zooms toward an object 4 billion miles from Earth.

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Pluto and Beyond
Wednesday, December 23, 8 PM

Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet. Since it explored Pluto in 2015, New Horizons is zooming toward Ultima Thule, an object four billion miles from Earth.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Wed, 12/02/2020 @ 1pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/23/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/24/2020 @ Noon
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/24/2020 @ Midnight
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 12/24/2020 @ 6pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 12/24/2020 @ 11pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 12/25/2020 @ 3am
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 12/25/2020 @ 7am
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 12/27/2020 @ Midnight

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The Impossible Flight
Wednesday, December 30, 8 PM

Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/30/2020 @ 8pm
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 12/31/2020 @ Midnight
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 12/31/2020 @ 6pm
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 12/31/2020 @ 11pm

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The Impossible Flight Preview

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For the first time, two intrepid pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world.