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Bizarre stories from the slimy, smelly, creepy world of science. GROSS SCIENCE from NOVA is hosted by Anna Rothschild and produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios.

Stories

August 23, 2017
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August 10, 2017
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July 20, 2017
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July 3, 2017
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June 20, 2017
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June 7, 2017
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May 30, 2017
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May 22, 2017
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May 8, 2017
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April 21, 2017
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Episodes

Season 2
Episode 37
Even the mighty T. rex was covered in creepy, crawly parasites.
Season 2
Episode 36
Rabies may have lead to legends of werewolves, vampires, and zombies. And while it’s...
Season 2
Episode 35
These frogs can have up to TEN back legs.
Season 2
Episode 34
I ate a lot of bugs...and (mostly) liked them.
Season 2
Episode 33
What should you do with the borax you have leftover from making slime? Use it to make...
Season 2
Episode 32
How does lead damage our brains—and what can we do to stop it?
Season 2
Episode 31
Bees get more than just nectar from the flowers they visit. Sometimes they also get a sip...
Season 2
Episode 30
These extinct frogs used to barf up their babies—and now scientists are trying to bring...
Season 2
Episode 28
The plant Hydnora africana is a parasite that smells foul...and that’s not even the...
Season 2
Episode 27
Your gross earwax can reveal a ton about who you are, where you’ve been, and how stinky...
Season 2
Episode 26
Fear may be able to spread from person to person—just like a virus.
Season 2
Episode 25
You swallow a ton of snot every single day. Welcome to the gross world of mucus.
Season 2
Episode 24
It's called the "Wood Wide Web."
Season 2
Episode 23
Meet the most versatile butts in the animal kingdom.
Season 2
Episode 22
Santa's reindeer just got a whole lot more interesting.
Season 2
Episode 21
Bird poop could help clouds form, keeping our planet a little bit cooler. Gross!
Season 2
Episode 20
What should you do with stinky old fish skins? How about powering your cellphone?
Season 2
Episode 19
If you're attacked you could run away, fight back...or you could barf. Gross!
Season 2
Episode 18
You can help a special snail find a mate—while also helping scientists unravel a mystery.
Season 2
Episode 17
Ant language sounds wacky—and can be hacked.
Season 2
Episode 16
How do you get rid of skunk odor? Don't use tomato juice... use chemistry!
Season 2
Episode 15
It's called "coprophagia," and lots of dogs do it.
Season 2
Episode 14
Inbreeding...It's hugely taboo for us, but lots of organisms do it.
Season 2
Episode 13
Listeria turns your own cells against you, and can live where other types of food...
Season 2
Episode 11
Figs aren't exactly fruits...but that's not the only bizarre thing about them. Discover...
Season 2
Episode 10
The latest clinical trials for poop pills that can fight a gut infection failed. But that...
Season 2
Episode 9
The way the sun damages your skin is weirder than you ever thought.
Season 2
Episode 8
Here are four ingenious ways carnivorous plants catch their prey.
Season 2
Episode 7
Sea turtles can get herpes. And human pollution might be making their flare-ups worse.
Season 2
Episode 6
Science has historically ignored females, whether they're insects, lab rats, or humans.
Season 2
Episode 5
The priciest fungus in the world is a parasite that grows from a caterpillar’s head.
Season 2
Episode 4
The stereotype of the "lazy Southerner" may have been caused by widespread hookworm...
Season 2
Episode 1
Knowing more about periods is important for everyone’s health.


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