This post is partially an experiment to see if I can schedule blog posts for a future date, so if you’re seeing this before Saturday morning then I did it wrong.
This one’s for anyone with an interest in science. Everyone knows that Nova on PBS is the standard for long-form science documentaries but you may not have heard of Nova scienceNOW, their “60 Minutes”-style summer series “covering timely developments and intriguing personalities in the world of science and technology”. For instance the first episode of the season, which like all the episodes can be watched online, featured a company that grows diamonds, the science behind the FBI investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, and a profile of a young computer science professor that invented a key Internet technology. (Nova scienceNOW airs locally on WHYY Tuesdays at 9pm.)