Steven Johnson

Dec. 24, 2010

Steven Johnson and 'Where Good Ideas Come From"

How do great ideas come to be? What conditions help to foster creativity and spur advances in thought?

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Jan. 02, 2009

The Invention of Air

Take a breath and think of scientist-theologian Joseph Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen.

oxygen, air, history of science

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

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