Ancient DNA

Ancient DNA

Synopsis At the University of California, Santa Cruz, Beth Shapiro and Ed Green are trying to understand how populations, species and ecosystems change through time, particularly in response to environmental and other changes in their habitat.  They use the latest...
Mysteries of the Ocean

Mysteries of the Ocean

Synopsis In a lab at MIT, Roman Stocker is spying on the lives of microbes. He and his colleagues try to visualize—and understand—microscopic processes in the ocean that happen at a scale so small we have never before been able to observe them clearly in action in the...
In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food

Projects Synopsis Join best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, In Defense of Food shows how common sense and old-fashioned...
A Day Without Diabetes

A Day Without Diabetes

Synopsis It’s the untold scientific detective story of our time. Each year, 30,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, 15,000 of whom are children—and the numbers are growing at alarming rates. Once quite rare, it now afflicts as many as 3 million...