Bill Nye Saves the World

The BEST episodes of Bill Nye Saves the World

Every episode of Bill Nye Saves the World ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Bill Nye Saves the World!

Emmy-winning host Bill Nye brings experts and famous guests to his lab for a talk show exploring scientific issues that touch our lives.

Last Updated: 11/23/2022Network:Netflix
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Extinction: Why All Our Friends Are Dying
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8.02
41 votes

#1 - Extinction: Why All Our Friends Are Dying

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/29/2017

OK Go and Drew Carey help Bill explain extinction, and the panel reveals how scientists could one day bring extinct species back to life.

How to Travel Through Time
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7.95
43 votes

#2 - How to Travel Through Time

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/29/2017

Bill breaks down the science of time travel with guests Zach Braff, retired astronaut Scott Kelly and the minds behind "Star Trek" and "Lost."

The Addiction Episode
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7.67
33 votes

#3 - The Addiction Episode

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/11/2018

Bill explains how addiction changes the brain, comedian Maria Bamford shares her struggles, and Cara Santa Maria visits a research lab casino.

Directors: Liz Plonka
Cheating Death
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7.64
36 votes

#4 - Cheating Death

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/11/2018

As Bill breaks down the science of aging, his correspondents try bizarre beauty treatments and learn how spinach could transform organ transplants. Spoiler Alert: We're all going to die. But controversial technologies-like stem cells, head transplants, and 3D-printed organs-are extending our lives. We can really drag this thing out if we want to, but do we really want to live forever?

Directors: Liz Plonka
Surviving in a World Without Water
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7.63
35 votes

#5 - Surviving in a World Without Water

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/11/2018

Derek Muller discovers why Mexico City is sinking, Nazeem Hussain tests his desert survival skills, and Bill has a drink with a "water sommelier".

Directors: Liz Plonka
Evolution: The Fact of Life
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7.63
32 votes

#6 - Evolution: The Fact of Life

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/11/2018

In London, mutated mosquitos make a meal of Derek Muller. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins helps Bill burst a common myth about evolution.

Directors: Liz Plonka
Your Computer Is Under Attack
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7.61
41 votes

#7 - Your Computer Is Under Attack

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/29/2017

From phishing to malware, Bill uncovers the scams that steal our data. Steve-O talks about the time he exposed himself … to hackers.

Recipes From The Future
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7.58
33 votes

#8 - Recipes From The Future

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/11/2018

Karlie Kloss tours Japanese farms that grow produce without soil to save water and space. Back in the studio, Margaret Cho samples meat made in a lab.

Directors: Liz Plonka
Tune Your Quack-o-Meter
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7.53
193 votes

#9 - Tune Your Quack-o-Meter

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/21/2017

Bill and his panel of experts debunk bogus alternative remedies like homeopathy, the healing power of magnets ... and curing cancer by yelling at it.

We Suck at Sleeping
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7.53
45 votes

#10 - We Suck at Sleeping

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/29/2017

In search of better sleep, correspondents seek out NASA scientists and a professional cuddler. Bill busts myths about naps, dreams and turkey.

What Is Your Pet Really Thinking?
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7.53
30 votes

#11 - What Is Your Pet Really Thinking?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/11/2018

Other creatures may think and feel the way humans do.

Directors: Liz Plonka
Sex, Drugs and Superbugs
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7.50
36 votes

#12 - Sex, Drugs and Superbugs

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/29/2017

Bill spreads bad news about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea and other superbugs. Comedian Ali Wong stops by the studio for a glow-in-the-dark demo.

The Marijuana Episode
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7.48
85 votes

#13 - The Marijuana Episode

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/29/2017

Bill visits a cannabis dispensary in Hollywood and takes a trip through hemp history. Kevin Smith and other panelists weigh weed's pros and cons.

Do Some Shots, Save the World
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7.47
118 votes

#14 - Do Some Shots, Save the World

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/2017

With help from some friends in raincoats and a room full of unemployed germs, Bill demonstrates how vaccines work and why everyone needs to get them.

Malarkey!
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7.43
102 votes

#15 - Malarkey!

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/21/2017

Chemtrails. Crop circles. Palm readers. Bill takes aim at pseudoscience and explains how confirmation bias makes us believe things that aren't true.

Designer Babies
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7.36
99 votes

#16 - Designer Babies

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/21/2017

Bill explores advances in IVF that are helping couples have healthy babies. "Project Runway" star Tim Gunn hosts a special fashion show in the lab.

This Diet Is Bananas
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7.22
114 votes

#17 - This Diet Is Bananas

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/21/2017

What's in a calorie? Bill flambés a marshmallow in the name of science, experts weigh in on fad diets, and singing kale keeps it real about nutrition.

The Original Martian Invasion
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7.22
134 votes

#18 - The Original Martian Invasion

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/21/2017

Bill introduces the theory of panspermia, NASA scientists discuss the Mars 2020 mission, and Wil Wheaton and the panel ponder life on other planets.

Saving the World -- with Space!
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7.14
103 votes

#19 - Saving the World -- with Space!

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/21/2017

Bill and the panel discuss private space travel. Mean astronaut Joel McHale answers questions, and lunar gravity gives a young basketballer a boost.

More Food, Less Hype
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7.03
142 votes

#20 - More Food, Less Hype

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/21/2017

Bill extracts DNA from a strawberry in the lab and talks about genetically modified foods with a Monsanto executive, a professor and a farmer.

The Sexual Spectrum
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6.96
127 votes

#21 - The Sexual Spectrum

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/21/2017

Sex is complex! Bill explores the ever-evolving science of sexuality with help from a panel of experts and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" star Rachel Bloom.

Earth's People Problem
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6.94
100 votes

#22 - Earth's People Problem

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/21/2017

Bill and his guests talk about tackling overpopulation by empowering women. Comedian Joanna Hausmann interviews couples about male contraception.

Machines Take Over the World
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6.94
161 votes

#23 - Machines Take Over the World

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/21/2017

From robots that paint Rembrandts to Twitterbots gone rogue, Bill and his guests explore the potential and pitfalls of artificial intelligence.

Earth Is a Hot Mess
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6.70
316 votes

#24 - Earth Is a Hot Mess

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/21/2017

Bill calls out climate change deniers, breaks down the science of global warming and explains how we can make the planet a cooler place to live.

Directors: Nick Murray
Cheat Codes for Reality
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6.66
119 votes

#25 - Cheat Codes for Reality

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/21/2017

Bill and his correspondents check out video game technology that's changing the world, including a game that helps surgeons sharpen their skills.

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