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00:24:51
Dr. Sydney Brenner won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 2002 for his work with the tiny nematode, C. elegans. Dr. Brenner recruited the one-millimeter worm in the early sixties as the ideal model organism to study cell differentiation and organ development. In this program, he describes how new model organisms are established for studying basic physiology, recounts his reaction to seeing Watson and Crick's DNA model for the first time, and offers advice to young scientists just starting out.

Project: Origins: Unwinding DNA at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Browse All

Date: February 27, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
0:47:31
We explore behind the scenes in the "tank room" of the Darwin Centre, where thousands of biological specimens up to 300 years old are kept.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: November 2, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
0:41:59
Bat curator Richard Harbord and photographer Frank Greenaway explore questions about our furry flying friends in Belize. We also talk with bat experts in London and at the Exploratorium.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: October 31, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science, Biology
Running Time:
1:24:22
What is visual literacy--and who is literate? Join guest lecturer James Elkins in an evening of commentary on the many ways we "read" the visual world and assign meaning to what we see.

Project: Seeing Exhibition | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts
Running Time:
0:30:39
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 22, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Arts, General Science
Running Time:
0:41:11
Learn more from the South Pole, as Mary and Noel speak to scientists about the DASI telescope

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 20, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:22:47
Dr. Nils Halvorson is in the Live@ studio and sheds light on the DASI telescope at the South Pole.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 20, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology
Running Time:
0:29:49
Learn all about video games: genres, history, and current news. This live Webcast was conceived, written, directed, and produced entirely by High School Explainers at the Exploratorium.

Project: Explainer Perspectives | Browse All

Date: August 18, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:59:03
This episode of Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live radio variety show links up with the Exploratorium's Revealing Bodies exhibition and series of webcasts. In this webcast, author Betty Ann Kevles discusses her book "Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century," performance artist Scott Serrano portrays Wilson Quain, a nineteenth-century "self-dissecting" anatomist, +4db (an a capella jazz group) sings, naturalist Claire Peaslee speaks, and house pianist Gini Wilson performs.

Project: Revealing Bodies | Browse All

Date: March 31, 2000
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Arts, Medicine
Running Time:
2:19:31
Visit a chocolate factory and learn how to make chocolate candles! Host Sedge Thomson talks with chocolatiers, chefs, and scientists about the history and science of this intoxicating food.

Project: Sweet Science of Chocolate | Browse All

Date: February 14, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science