Creatures of Light

Deep in the ocean, animals that flash, sparkle, and glow use light to survive in the dark.

Air Date 2/3/16

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.
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  • #4411 — Eclipse Over America |
    Thursday, Aug 24 at 1am TPT 2
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    Sunday, Aug 27 at 8pm TPT LIFE
  • #4411 — Eclipse Over America |
    Monday, Aug 28 at 2am TPT LIFE
  • #4102 — Zeppelin Terror Attack |
    Wednesday, Aug 30 at 8pm TPT 2
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    Thursday, Aug 31 at 2am TPT 2
  • #4102 — Zeppelin Terror Attack
    NOVA reveals the untold story of the biggest flying machines ever made: Germany's war zeppelins, which rained down death on British towns for two and a half terrifying years during World War I. In hands-on experiments, NOVA uncovers how the zeppelins were built and flown, and goes inside the desperate scramble to take down the zeppelins and make the streets of Britain safe again.
    Wednesday, Aug 30 at 8pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Aug 31 at 2am TPT 2
    Sunday, Sep 3 at 8pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Sep 4 at 2am TPT LIFE
    Tuesday, Sep 5 at 11pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Sep 6 at 5am TPT 2
  • #4121 — Killer Landslides
    In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analysis of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.
    Wednesday, Sep 6 at 8pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Sep 7 at 2am TPT 2
    Sunday, Sep 10 at 8:01pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Sep 11 at 2:01am TPT LIFE
  • #4211 — Lethal Seas
    A deadly recipe threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth's oceans. We've known for years that oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. With carbon emissions sharply rising, the silent killer is entering the seas at a staggering rate - raising the oceans' acidity. As a result, the skeletons and shells of marine creatures that form the foundation of the web of life are dissolving. Follow scientists who are seeking solutions and making breakthrough discoveries, including a unique coral garden in Papua New Guinea that offers a glimpse of what the seas could be like in a half-century. Can experts crack the code of a rapidly changing ocean - before it's too late?
    Sunday, Sep 24 at 8:01pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Sep 25 at 2:01am TPT LIFE
    Tuesday, Sep 26 at 11pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Sep 27 at 5am TPT 2
  • #4308 — Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?
    Alzheimer's ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind the scenes of major drug trials to discover the therapies that may slow and even prevent the disease.
    Tuesday, Sep 12 at 11pm TPT 2
    Wednesday, Sep 13 at 5am TPT 2
  • #4411 — Eclipse Over America
    Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona.
    Thursday, Aug 24 at 1am TPT 2
    Sunday, Aug 27 at 8pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Aug 28 at 2am TPT LIFE
  • #4412 — Death Dive to Saturn
    For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn's breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA on a suspenseful ride during Cassini's final hours as it dives into Saturn's atmosphere.
    New Wednesday, Sep 13 at 8pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Sep 14 at 2am TPT 2
    Sunday, Sep 17 at 8:01pm TPT LIFE
    Monday, Sep 18 at 2:01am TPT LIFE
    Tuesday, Sep 19 at 11pm TPT 2
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