How We Got to Now: Glass VIDEO
Best-selling author Steven Johnson considers how the invention of the mirror gave rise to the Renaissance, how glass lenses allow us to reveal worlds within worlds and how, deep beneath the ocean, glass is essential to communication. The link between the worlds of art, science, astronomy, disease prevention and global communication starts with the little-known ...Continue Reading
Tiny and delicate, pygmy seahorses survive by attaching to vibrant corals where they become nearly invisible to both predators and researchers. Now, biologists at the California Academy of Sciences have successfully bred them in captivity for the first time. Finally, they’re able to study the seahorses’ amazing act of camouflage up close. Explore big scientific ...Continue Reading
How do good ideas happen? Steven explains the process of coming up with them in the first place. How We Got to Now, Wednesdays at 9pm
In the Independent Lens documentary Twin Sisters, twin girls in China are adopted as infants by two different sets of parents — one from California, the other from a remote fishing village in Norway. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world, and although language is ...Continue Reading
A packed meeting room buzzed with excitement Tuesday morning at the South Branch library in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. Families and friends huddled together, chatting animatedly. Students from El Centro’s Academy for Children squirmed in their seats. As soon as Irene Caudillo, president and CEO of El Centro, stepped up to the podium, ...Continue Reading
Kansas City Royals fans gathered at Kauffman Stadium to celebrate game one of the World Series versus the San Francisco Giants. Here are some sights and sounds from the first World Series tailgate at the K in 29 years. Video produced with assistance from Bridgit Bowden.