Science

Bryan Sykes: "The Seven Daughters of Eve" (Norton)

July 17, 2001

Bryan Sykes, a professor of genetics at Oxford University, talks about his research combining geneology and genetics. In his book, he explains how he has identified and traced certain strands of DNA which pass unbroken through matrilineal...

Ashley Davis Prend: "Claim Your Inner Grownup" (Plume)

June 13, 2001

The concept of "finding your inner child" has become a cliché... Today, psychotherapist Ashley Davis Prend says it's time to claim your inner adult. She joins Diane to talk about what it means to be a mature adult - and how...

Human Genome Project

February 14, 2001

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH joins Diane to talk about the latest developments in mapping the human genome. Look at a working draft of the human genome.

Richard Ellis: "Encyclopedia of the Sea" (Knopf)

February 5, 2001

We go "under the sea" with a guide to all things marine, researcher and illustrator Richard Ellis. His new book presents the richness and variety of ocean life: the creatures and plants that live in the water, and the men and women...

Ken Auletta: "World War 3.0" (Random House)

January 31, 2001

Journalist Ken Auletta covered the landmark Microsoft antitrust trial for The New Yorker Magazine. In a new book, he recounts the public and private negotiations that shaped the trial, and brings us up to date on the latest maneuverings.

Samantha Weinberg: "A Fish Caught in Time" (Harper Collins) (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2000

In 1938, a museum curator in South Africa came across a fish she had never seen before. To the surprise of the experts around the world, it turned out that she had found a coelacanth -- a species of fish that had been presumed extinct for...

Samantha Weinberg: "A Fish Caught in Time" (Harper Collins)

September 12, 2000

In 1938, a museum curator in South Africa came across a fish she had never seen before. To the surprise of the experts around the world, it turned out that she had found a coelacanth -- a species of fish that had been presumed extinct for...

Human Genome Implications

July 11, 2000

A panel of experts discusses likely short-term risks and rewards inherent in the advances made possible by the mapping of the human genome.

On the Job with National Zoo Director Lucy Spelman

July 7, 2000

At 37 years of age, Dr. Lucy Spelman is the youngest person as well as the first woman to be named director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park. For July's On the Job segment, Dr. Spelman joins Diane to talk about her...

International Space Station

June 7, 2000

Russia is the acknowledged world leader in long-term space flight, with first the Soviet Salyut and then the Mir space stations setting longevity records. But Russia's limited resources and its now-flagging space program are impeding the...

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