June 4, 2001

Some scientists believe that life exists elsewhere in the universe, and they're putting their reputations on the line to prove it. David Darling, physicist and astronomer, talks with Todd about discoveries that could prove life in our solar system exists. He tells Todd about the study of astrobiology. His book is "Life Everywhere : The Maverick Science of Astrobiology".

The incomplete painting, "The Adoration of the Magi", by Leonardo da Vinci, is the subject of controversy. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is planning to restore the painting, but James Beck, the head of ArtWatch, says the piece is too fragile. He talks with Todd about the painting, and conservation versus restoration.

The best job on Earth is probably testing ice cream flavors. Todd talks with John Shaffer, senior flavor developer for Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Shaffer talks about his job, developing new flavors, and how they manufacture the dessert.