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NOVA


Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science based television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won many major television awards, most of them many times over.
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Next: 41x18 -- Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses (Apr/16/2014)


Humans rely on smell, sight, taste, touch and sound; other animals have super-powered versions of these senses, and a few have extra senses we don't have at all. From a dog that seems to use smell to tell time to a dolphin that can "see" with its ears, discover how animals use their senses in ways we humans can barely imagine. But it's not just the senses that are remarkable — it's the brains that process them. NOVA goes into the minds of animals to "see" the world in an entirely new way.


Prev: 41x17 -- Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius (Apr/09/2014)


Today, researchers are discovering that some creatures have mastered skills purportedly restricted to humans. Many are bird brains. Meet a cockatoo with a talent for picking locks; a wild crow on a mission to solve an eight-step puzzle; and a tame raven who can solve a puzzle box so quickly that his performance has to be captured with high-speed photography. Are these skills really evidence of high intelligence or just parlor tricks, the result of training and instinct? To find out, NOVA tests the limits of some of the planet’s brainiest animals.

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Recurring Guests

Jay O. Sanders as Narrator (28 eps)
Lance Lewman as Narrator (17 eps)
Neil Ross as Narrator (13 eps)
Craig Sechler as Narrator (10 eps)
David Pogue (9 eps)
Brian Greene (2) (7 eps)
Liev Schreiber as Narrator (6 eps)
Kathryn Walker as Narrator (4 eps)
John Lithgow as Narrator (3 eps)
Jamie Effros as Narrator (3 eps)

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