Science & Nature

Science & Nature programs on WXXI TV
and Radio as well as online discussion
and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below.

Upcoming

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Martin Clunes examines the role of the world's working horses as he begins training his own beloved Clydesdales
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
Uncover the science behind the hunting instincts of the great white shark.

Recently

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
Operation Wild tells the remarkable stories of animals in need and the dedicated caregivers who push the boundaries of veterinary medicine to help them.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 3:30pm
WXXI captures the making of the 2011 Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Big Shot, and shares stories from past years of this photography project.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 9:00pm
Two hundred thousand years ago our ancestors took their first steps on the African savanna. Today, seven billion of us live across the planet.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Examine the plight of crested black macaques, feisty monkeys with punk hair and expressive faces.
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 9:00pm
Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other—a ubiquitous and seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:00pm
View an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
Learn why the sagebrush and greater sage-grouse of the American West are losing ground.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm
In every animal’s life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet, so to speak, and face the world alone.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:00pm
The growing barrage of media coverage about the imminent demise of the written word and the migration of our personal and collective knowledge to machines lead to an inevitable question
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:30pm
Few things are as sad or shocking than to hear of a child diagnosed with cancer. 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
Recounts the flight many consider to be NASA's most daring and important.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:00pm
Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:00pm
Explore the stories behind the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 9:00pm
Hosted by public radio veterans Alex Chadwick and Flora Lichtman, “The Adaptors” chronicles how people are adapting to climate change.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:00pm
Underlying civilization’s stunning advancements and the technological wonders of the modern age is something deep and mysteriously powerful: mathematics.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Watch as birds collect, compete for, reject and steal materials with which to build their nests.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
Join a mind-bending exploration of strange worlds and the creatures that might exist there. 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sir David Attenborough reflects on the dramatic impact that human beings have had on the natural world during his lifetime.
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:00pm
Six GYN cancer surgeons take on the Big C with Rock 'n' Roll. Their patients become the band's most ardent fans.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
Follow a band of orangs that use tools, share food, forage together and create a distinct culture.

 

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