Nova scienceNow


Episode Info

An update on a January 2005 report on hurricanes that assesses damage caused by Hurricane Katrina highlights this edition of "scienceNow." Also: attempts to create artificial life in laboratories by mimicking the origins of life 3.5 billion years ago and by "designing" genes; scientists in Florida searching for the cause of lightning; a North Carolina veterinarian who performs cancer surgery on goldfish; and a profile of neuroscientist Erich Jarvis, an expert on birds' brains.