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Science & Technology TV Shows


About Science & Technology

Television's ability to inform and educate makes it well suited to programs that teach viewers about science and technology topics. PBS has long been home to informative science programming, with series such as "Nova" and "Scientific American Frontiers," and in the 1980s, several early cable channels, including The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel, dedicated themselves almost entirely to similar kinds of informative programming.

As cable channels have shifted their focus toward entertainment and reality programming, real science is less well represented on TV, but science and technology documentaries still have a place in the schedule. Biological science of all flavors remains popular, with programs that explore both the inner workings of animals (and humans )and the environments in which they live. Indeed, the discussion of global climate change frequently finds its way onto TV in the form of programs about climate and geographical sciences.

A popular genre of technology program illustrates the process of manufacturing well-known consumer products, going behind the scenes in factories and manufacturing facilities. Other programs concern themselves with the development and evolution of technologies; transportation technologies are an especially popular subject.

Some cable channels have been subject to controversy in recent years after they've aired programs-about, for example, mysterious creatures-that present speculative reporting and unconfirmed information in a package that looks like a serious science show.

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Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Sense8
Sense8
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
How It's Made
How It's Made
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
StartUp
StartUp
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
NOVA
NOVA
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Cosmos
Cosmos
Wired
Wired
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
W
W
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Vampire High
Vampire High
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Click
Click
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Fight Science
Fight Science
Animal X
Animal X
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Flint Town
Flint Town
The Bear Family & Me
The Bear Family & Me
The Universe
The Universe
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Hacking the Universe
Hacking the Universe
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Chef's Table: France
Chef's Table: France
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Factory Made
Factory Made
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Alien Files
Alien Files
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
NASA X
NASA X
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Secrets of the Arsenal
Secrets of the Arsenal
Mars Rising
Mars Rising
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Building Giants
Building Giants
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Naked Science
Naked Science
The Quick and the Curious
The Quick and the Curious
Best of AOTS
Best of AOTS
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Web Soup
Web Soup
Nature's Weirdest Events
Nature's Weirdest Events
Time Warp
Time Warp
Monsuno
Monsuno
Engineering Catastrophes
Engineering Catastrophes
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
The Atom Smashers
The Atom Smashers
The Photographers
The Photographers
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Secret Life of Scientists
Secret Life of Scientists
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Scoring With Science
Scoring With Science
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Special Features
Special Features
Super Tech
Super Tech
Incredible Human Machine
Incredible Human Machine