Science

Chandler Burr: "The Emperor of Scent" (Random House)

February 13, 2003

The creation of a single commercially successful fragrance represents tens of millions of dollars in research by an army of chemists, but how we smell things is still a scientific mystery. In a new book, journalist Chandler Burr introduces...

Gus Lee: "Chasing Hepburn" (Harmony)

January 23, 2003

A Chinese-American author takes us straight into the heart of 20th century Chinese society. Gus Lee writes about the forces that repeatedly tore apart and reconfigured the lives of his parents and their contemporaries in his memoir...

Antonio Damasio: "Looking for Spinoza" (Harcourt)

January 22, 2003

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio brings together the latest discoveries in brain research and the work of a 17th century philosopher in exploring where feelings and emotions come from.

Gavin Menzies: "1421" (William Morrow)

January 14, 2003

In a new book, retired British Royal Navy commander and amateur historian Gavin Menzies asserts that the Chinese discovered America 70 years before Columbus. Diane talks with him about his research and the controversy surrounding the...

Reproductive and Research Cloning

January 8, 2003

Recent claims of a successful human cloning have renewed interest in the scientific and ethical issues related to reproductive and research cloning. Diane talks with two scientists about cloning and some of the many related ethical...

Joy Hakim: "Freedom: A History of US" (Oxford) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2003

Teacher and historian Joy Hakim presents her popular American history textbooks -- the "A History of US" series. She tells how she developed the books, and talks about the upcoming "PBS" series based on them.

John Sulston: "The Common Thread" (Joseph Henry) (Rebroadcast)

November 29, 2002

John Sulston, 2002 Nobel Prize winner for physiology and medicine for his research on a tiny worm, gives an insider's account of the science, politics and ethics behind the Human Genome Project.

John Sulston: "The Common Thread" (Joseph Henry)

November 14, 2002

John Sulston, 2002 Nobel Prize winner for physiology and medicine for his research on a tiny worm, gives an insider's account of the science, politics and ethics behind the Human Genome Project.

Our Universe - One of Many?

October 31, 2002

A panel of scientists talks about the possibility that multiple universes have been created in the same way as ours.

Joy Hakim: "Freedom: A History of US" (Oxford)

October 25, 2002

Teacher and historian Joy Hakim presents her popular American history textbooks -- the "A History of US" series. She tells how she developed the books, and talks about the upcoming "PBS" series based on them.

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