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Greater adjutant storks to be featured on 'Nature' episode. Greater adjutant storks to be featured on 'Nature' episode. (Thirteen/WNET New York / © EBC)
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November 12, 2007

Infectious cancers Harvard Medical School students continue their "Science in the News" seminar with a lecture about contagious cancers. At 6 p.m. in the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. Repeated Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Armenise Amphitheater at the medical school.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Green history The Massachusetts Historical Society will sponsor a discussion about the international origins of the American environmental movement. At 5:15 p.m., at 1154 Boylston St., Boston. Go to

Mentally ill and jail The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Middlesex will host a lecture about jail diversion for the nonviolent mentally ill. At 7:30 p.m. at Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St. Call 781-938-4048.

Aching shoulders Emerson Hospital will host a lecture about emerging technologies in arthritic shoulder surgery. At 7 p.m. at the Center for Specialty Care, 54 Baker Ave. Extension, Concord. Call 978-287-3085.

Evolution battle NOVA will focus on intelligent design. At 8 p.m. on WGBH 2. Go to

Peanut allergies Salem Hospital will host a presentation with the author of "The Peanut Allergy Answer Book," from 7 - 9 p.m. At the hospital, 81 Highland Ave., Salem. Call 877-227-8462.

Entomology The Cambridge Entomological Club will hold its November meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford St. Go to

Underwater exploration The MIT Museum continues its "Soap Box" series with a discussion about advancements in underwater vehicles. At 6 p.m., in the museum's Innovation Gallery, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Go to

Compulsive hoarding Butler Hospital will host a lecture about the diagnosis and treatment of compulsive hoarding. At 11:30 a.m. at the Ray Conference Center, 345 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. Call 401-455-6265.

Reproductive rights The Radcliffe Institute Fellows' Presentation Series continues with a discussion about the feminist perspectives on reproductive rights and responsibilities. At 3:30 p.m. in the institute's Colloquium Room, 34 Concord Ave., Cambridge. Call 617-495-8608.

Medical first Harvard Medical School will celebrate the life of its first female full professor, Dr. Grete L. Bibring. From 4 - 7 p.m. at Harvard Medical School. Call 617-432-2773.

Jamestown unearthed Brown University's Haffenreffer Museum will host a lecture about the recent excavations of the Werowocomoco tribe in the original Jamestown colony settlement area. At 5:30 p.m. in the Manning Hall Gallery, 300 Tower St., Bristol, R.I. Go to

Green matters The Harvard Museum of Natural History will host a lecture on the photosynthetic origins of food, fiber, and fuel. At 6 p.m. at the museum, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. Call 617-495-2773 or go to

Mars landing The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will focus its next "Observatory Night" on NASA's Mars Phoenix landing craft and its findings. At 7:30 pm., at the CfA, 60 Garden St., Cambridge. Call 617-495-7461 or go to

State of energy State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles will speak at the Marine Biological Laboratory about science, public policy, and the economics of clean energy. At 3 p.m. in the Speck Auditorium, Rowe Laboratory, 7 MBL St., Woods Hole. Go to

Oceanic motion The Harvard Museum of Natural History will host a discussion about the science of ocean motion. At 2 p.m., at the museum, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. Call 617-495-3045.

Pretty ugly WGBH will air an episode of "Nature" entitled "The Beauty of Ugly," on nature's ugly species. At 8 p.m. on WGBH 2. Send listings to

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