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NOVA scienceNOW (#3219)

NOVA scienceNOW presents a special edition produced in collaboration with Discover Magazine. The program offers a fast-paced round-up of more than a dozen of the year's most curious and groundbreaking science stories, including breakthroughs in embryonic stem cell techniques that may offer a way to avoid religious and ethical objections to the research; the discovery of a 10th planet in our solar system; the risk posed by a flu pandemic; the inspiring comeback of the ivory-billed woodpecker, thought to have gone extinct 60 years ago; evidence that the threat from powerful hurricanes is growing worse; and a profile of cancer researcher Tyler Curiel of Tulane University as he goes to dramatic lengths to save patients and irreplaceable research samples in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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