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From: (NOVA scienceNOW)
Date: July 21, 2008 2:00:56 PM EDT
To: (NOVA scienceNOW Bulletin)
Subject: [NOVA scienceNOW] July 23, 2008

Next on NOVA scienceNOW
With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wednesday, July 23 at 9 p.m.
(Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.)

Host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the wonderful world of leeches,
searches for intelligent alien life with SETI, examines a
breakthrough that could allow for embryonic stem-cell research
without the embryo, and goes deep-sea diving with
marine-bioluminescence specialist Edith Widder.

A century after falling out of favor among doctors, medicinal
leeches are back in hospitals, sucking away on patients' wounds.

The Search for ET
Astronomers have their radio telescopes tuned to receive signals
from alien worlds, but is anybody out there?

Stem Cells Breakthrough
Three separate teams overcome a biomedical hurdle -- creating
stem cells without the use of human embryos.

Profile: Edith Widder
Meet a marine biologist and explorer who has engineered new ways
to spy on deep-sea creatures.

The journey continues on the NOVA scienceNOW Web site. Watch the
entire hour-long episode online starting July 24. E-mail scientists
from the broadcast with your questions, try your hand at calculating
how many intelligent civilizations might be in our galaxy, find
articles on stem-cell research, check out bizarre ocean creatures
that use light to lure prey, and watch video extras.

Also, Links & Books, the Teacher's Guide, the program transcript,
and more:


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