Skip to main content
Play
4m 22s

Saving Ancient Giants

Ken Wu has always been fascinated by trees. Now he’s searching for the biggest of the ancient giants to save them.

Play
3m 57s

Gaining Perspective in Microgravity

Astronaut Anne McClain circles the earth 16 times a day. Aboard the only existing floating laboratory International Space Station, she has a unique perspective on Earth.

Play
4m 33s

Elevating Indigenous Science

Ernesto Alvarado’s childhood was filled with fire. Growing up in Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert he learned of its danger and its promise — how it could destroy, but also how it could grow the land.

Play
3m 58s

In Origami, Science Unfolds

JK Yang sees endless possibilities in a single sheet of paper. The Aeronautics & Astronautics professor uses origami as a creative way to design foldable structures.

Play
4m 36s

Watching A Star Die

Emily Levesque studies the moment of mystery when a star dies — the millisecond when its bright light explodes into a supernova or collapses into a black hole. By peeking through high-powered telescopes and analyzing reams of data, Emily can go back in time to discover what happened in the universe millions of years ago.

Play
5m 58s

Tracking Invisible Cats

What is it like to study an animal that is almost impossible to see? Wildlife biologist Lauren Satterfield leads us on an epic adventure by car, snowmobile and on foot through deep snow to track elusive mountain lions in the wilderness.

Play
6m 8s

The Translator

Dr. Bonnie Baird is a translator of sorts. But the languages she decodes aren’t any we know. Instead she works with clients who roar, squeak and chirp.

Play
5m 21s

Think Like an Octopus

To understand how aliens might think, Dominic Sivitilli went to the bottom of the sea to find the closest thing: an octopus.

Supported by

Appealing, appetizing and always applause worthy.

Watch all your favorite KCTS 9 programs with the new KCTS 9 Roku app!