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Date: August 18, 2008 3:16:46 PM EDT
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Next on NOVA scienceNOW
With Neil deGrasse Tyson
See below for a NOVA scienceNOW Quiz

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Wednesday, August 20 at 8 & 9 p.m.
(Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.)

This broadcast investigates doomsday asteroids, the genetics behind
overeating, the quest to create a new element, and an MIT roboticist
who also writes award-winning fiction.

Asteroid
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3313/01.html
Will a doomsday rock the size of the Rose Bowl hit Earth in
2036?

Island of Stability
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3313/02.html
Follow the decades-long quest to create the elusive element 114.

Obesity
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3313/03.html
Examine the biology behind the compulsion to eat.

Profile: Karl Iagnemma
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3313/04.html
An innovative MIT roboticist is also an acclaimed fiction
writer.

Learn how our lifestyles can change the way our genes work, examine
a yet-to-be-broken code on a sculpture called Kryptos, see preserved
dinosaur blood vessels, and meet cosmologist Arlie Petters.

T. Rex Blood?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3411/01.html
Preserved soft tissue, including possible blood vessels and red
blood cells, are turning up in dinosaur fossils.

Epigenetics
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3411/02.html
Our lifestyles and environment can change the way our genes are
expressed, leading even identical twins to become distinct as
they age.

Kryptos
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3411/03.html
A coded sculpture at CIA headquarters has yet to be fully
broken.

Profile: Arlie Petters
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3411/04.html
A boy from a rural village in Belize grows up to become a
world-class mathematician and cosmologist.

The journey continues on the NOVA scienceNOW Web site. Watch the
entire hour-long episode online. E-mail scientists from the
broadcast with your questions, test your knowledge of chemistry
basics find out what T. Rex and chickens have in common, use a
catastrophe calculator to try out some "what if" scenarios, and
watch video extras.

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

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow

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