Sue Halpern: "Four Wings and a Prayer" (Pantheon)

June 21, 2001

Every year, millions of monarch butterflies migrate from Canada and the northeastern United States to one 50-acre plot in Mexico. Scientists still don't fully understand how and why the butterflies return to the same spot year after year...

DNA Dragnet

June 4, 2001

In several cases across the country, criminal investigators have solicited voluntary DNA samples from large numbers of people in an attempt to get a match to DNA collected from a crime scene. The process has had limited success, but civil...

Tech Sector Update

April 5, 2001

Concerns over first quarter profits caused another sharp drop in technology stock prices this week. Diane talks with a panel about the tech sector's prospects in the months ahead.

Life on Mars

March 2, 2001

A recently released study shows new evidence that Mars may have supported life at one time. Two scientists talk about recent findings in astrobiology, a discipline that brings together astronomy, biology, geology, genomics, ecology...

Lori Andrews: "Body Bazaar" (Crown)

March 1, 2001

In her new book, biotechnology expert Lori Andrews reveals how human tissues are being used, traded, and even stolen. As she explains, not only doctors and researchers, but also artists are using everything from bones and skin to DNA in...

Michael Dertouzos: "The Unfinished Revolution" (Harper Collins)

February 15, 2001

What will the computer of the future look like? Michael Dertouzos, director of MIT's Lab for Computer Science, thinks it ought to be a lot more "human-centric" than the machines we have to deal with now. He talks about the problems...

Robin Henig: "The Monk in the Garden" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2000

With stories of genetic mapping, cloning, and other scientific breakthroughs all over the news, science journalist Robin Henig takes a look back at the life of Gregor Mendel, the 19th century Moravian monk regard by many as the father of...

New Pandas

December 6, 2000

In 1972, China gave the U.S. a gift of two giant pandas. Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling were star attractions at the National Zoo for years, but first Ling-Ling and then Hsing-Hsing passed away. Now, under a new arrangement with China, the...

Dinesh D'Souza: "The Virtue of Prosperity" (Free Press)

December 4, 2000

A whole generation of young men and women have made fortunes in the technology industry - and along with this new class of cybermillionaires come questions about eithics, wealth, and the future of our economy. Dinesh D'Souza of the...


October 16, 2000

Webcams and streaming video technology are now increasingly being used for personal communications, mainstream business, and "clean" entertainment. A panel talks about the rise of web cams and video streaming: who's using them and...

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