Travel back in time to the Age of Exploration, learn how our ancestors mastered horses and journey to the depths of human memory, all on NOVA in June.
The Ship That Changed The World
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 8 PM
Five centuries ago, the Age of Exploration and Europe’s imperial colonization of far-off lands was launched by a revolution in ship design that made long-distance ocean voyages practical. Exactly how this momentous innovation happened eludes historians. Now, the excavation of a rare intact wreck discovered off the coast of Sweden offers vital new clues to a maritime mystery.
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/02/2021 @ 8 PM
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/03/2021 @ 12 AM
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/03/2021 @ 12 PM
- WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 06/03/2021 @ 6 PM
- WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 06/03/2021 @ 11 PM
- WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 06/04/2021 @ 7 AM
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Build a Better Memory Through Science Preview
Build A Better Memory Through Science
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 8:30 PM
Join host Juju Chang to discover workable strategies that make improving memory fun and rewarding. Explore the latest research with leading experts — neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, memory trainers and others — using state-of-the-art computer animations to illustrate how memory works and how to maximize it.
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/09/2021 @ 8:30 PM
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/10/2021 @ 12 PM
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 06/11/2021 @ 1:30 AM
Mysteries of Sleep
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 8:30 PM
From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be, playing a role in everything from memory retention and emotional regulation to removing waste from our brains. So why are we getting so little of it?
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/16/2021 @ 8:30 PM
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/17/2021 @ 12 PM
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Fri, 06/18/2021 @ 1:30 AM
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Why do we sleep? And what does sleep have to do with memory, trauma, and our emotions?
First Horse Warriors Preview
The advent of horse riding changed the course of human history and our genetic makeup.
First Horse Warriors
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 8 PM
The advent of horse riding was a momentous step in human history. But when and how did our ancestors first learn to master these animals? In a spectacular adventure, NOVA unlocks the mystery on the vast, grassy plains of Kazakhstan, where wild horses still roam free, and nomadic herders follow their traditional way of life. Investigating clues from archaeology and genetics, researchers reveal vivid evidence of the very first horsemen. They also discover warriors who swept across Europe and turn out to be the ancestors of millions today.
- WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/30/2021 @ 8 PM