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Can Machines Think Like Us?

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ABOUT NOVA SCIENCENOW

From the award-winning producers of Nova comes Nova ScienceNow, the fast-paced, innovative, and entertaining science program featuring timely science and technology stories along with biographical profiles of science personalities on the cutting edge of their fields. The program is hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, well-known astrophysicist and author, described by Time magazine as "the Carl Sagan of the 21st century."

 

 


Nova ScienceNow on the Web

Check out the Nova ScienceNow website to see everything the series has to offer, including archived (and downloadable) segments from previous programs as well as bonus material.

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The Secret Life of Scientists

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The Secret Life of Scientists is a Web-only Nova series that shows what happens when the lab coats come off. Meet a new scientist every two weeks. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa.

 

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Nova for teachers

For almost two decades, Nova's Educational Outreach has supported educators eager to use our video with lesson plans and classroom activities. Teachers regularly express appreciation for the quality and usefulness of these supplemental resources, and Nova regularly ranks as the most used video resource in high school classrooms.

Teachers' Domain is a digital library of more than 2,000 free online media resources supporting state and national standards. In the spring of 2009, Teachers' Domain launched a Nova Special Collection of video segments, Flash interactives, and lesson plans for the K-12 classroom, categorized by program topics.


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Subscribe to a weekly email reminding you of upcoming Nova programs and related Nova Web resources. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

 


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