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Jul. 05, 2013

Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual Revolution

Benjamin Franklin pushed innovations that set the groundwork for the political and intellectual revolution in America.

ben franklin, benjamin franklin, glass armonica, american revolution, independence day, 4th of july, jonathan lyons, The Society for Useful Knowledge

Mar. 25, 2011

Richard Feynman Is The 'Quantum Man'

Physicist Lawrence Krauss writes about the life and science of Richard Feynman.

physics, feynman, shuttle, krauss

May. 17, 2013

When Great Scientists Got It Wrong

In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio explores colossal errors by science's greatest minds.

cosmology, physics, space, astronomy, Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein, Mario Livio

Sep. 18, 2009

Age of Wonder

Ira talks with Richard Holmes, author of 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.'

age of wonder, art

Nov. 01, 2013

Einstein's Real Breakthrough? Quantum Theory

Einstein is best known for relativity, but was his quantum theory more revolutionary?

einstein, relativity, theory of general relativity, quantum theory, albert einstein, douglas stone, a douglas stone, swabian

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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