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Julia Child and physicist Philip Morrison once cooked up (and sampled) "primordial soup," a mixture of ingredients said to be the materials from which life sprang on Earth. How accurate is this notion? David Deamer studies how some molecules self-assemble into order, and has developed new theories about how life evolved from components on Earth. We’ll talk with him, do hands-on experiments, and watch vintage footage of Julia Child tasting the soup. Guests: David Deamer, Director, UC Berkeley SETI Program, and Karen Kalumuk, Exploratorium staff scientist.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Chemistry
Running Time:
1:00:09
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: Shoe Boxes!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 12, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
1:00:29
Winemakers and chefs help you discover which wines go with which foods, and why. Ann Noble from U.C. Davis explains how she trains wine judges with essence tastings and aromas, and gives tips on how to become your own expert.

Project: The Science of Wine | Browse All

Date: November 18, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science