Contribute Now
NOVA | Killer Landslides | Science & Technology | WMHT
  • Click to contribute to WMHT
  • Click to make/update a sustaining contribution to WMHT
  • Click to join the WMHT e-news mailing list

NOVA | Killer Landslides

Last Updated by WMHT Web Editor on

Preview Explore the forces behind deadly landslides—and the danger zones for the next big one.

Watch Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9pm & Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11am on WMHT-TV

In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.

Phylogenetic trees can tell us where medical problems come from, and how to fight them.

PBS Nature News

Chimp Makes Orphaned Genet Cat His Pet

Spy Bushbaby, an animatronic camera, is helping document a unique event. A chimp has adopted an abandoned baby genet cat and is keeping it for a pet. He treats it...

Crocodile Mom Scoops Up Babies in Mouth

In Uganda, a Nile crocodile comes ashore to gather her babies. Despite having the most powerful bite in nature, she carefully gathers them in a throat pouch beneath...

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.