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Rocky Mountain PBS Science Club!

Love Science? Watch NOVA every week? Join the Rocky Mountain PBS Science Club for exclusive access to fascinating venues and events.

Bill Nye: A Whale of a Joke

Secret Life of Scientists

Bill Nye: A Whale of a Joke

Bill Nye uses science to be funny (while making whale noises).

2.5 Ways to Die in a Black Hole

NOVA

2.5 Ways to Die in a Black Hole

The answer to how you would die in a black hole could revolutionize the laws of nature.

Amazing Animal Superpowers

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Amazing Animal Superpowers

For more It's Okay to be Smart, visit www.youtube.com/itsokaytobesmart

Greenhouse labs spur student learning on Manhattan rooftops

PBS NewsHour

Greenhouse labs spur student learning on Manhattan rooftops

Greenhouse labs spur student learning on Manhattan rooftops.

Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to unfold

PBS NewsHour

Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to unfold

Science correspondent Miles O’Brien got a rare tour inside the Fukushima nuclear plant.

NATURE Previews from PBS

NATURE is television's longest-running weekly natural history series.

Science & Nature

Women and Girls Lead: Super NOVA

Paula Apsell is senior executive producer of “NOVA,” the popular science documentary series on PBS. Apsell started at WGBH, where the program is produced, directly out of college. She started as a program log typist, but eventually found her way into producing medical and science programming.

Fond of science (1:18)

Apsell says her interest in science goes back to her early school days.

Scientists (1:52)

Each season, “Nova” gives viewers a wide choice of science stories, which may cover the natural environment, animals, physical science, archaeology, or space and technology. Some topics can be controversial, like evolution, so “Nova” seeks out a variety of experts.

Executive producer (1:32)

Being a leader in the television world of “Nova” has been a learning process. Apsell says with each new task she watches the people who are already doing it well.

Her leadership style (:47)

As the executive producer, Apsell helps producers shape the individual programs that “Nova” presents each season. She has developed her own style, which she says is known not only to her colleagues but also to her children (!)

Advice to young women (1:22)

Paula Apsell advises younger women building their careers to be patient, be smart and become indispensable to their employers.

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