California has the sixth largest economy in the world… and it’s on a collision course with the federal government. We ask public policy professor Sherry Jeffe what’s at stake. 

The sun delivers more energy to the Earth every day than we could ever use. Scientists are working on new and creative ways to harness it

The biggest tech disruptor Hollywood has ever faced? Sound. We talk with Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker about how the movies got their voice.

California is on a collision course with the federal government. And we’re going to take a look at the crash. Read More...

It’s a feat that seems like alchemy: turn sunlight into fuel. We talk with Caltech scientist Nathan Lewis about a novel way to harness the sun’s energy. Read more....

Beyond “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Sunset Boulevard,” what was the transition to talkies really like for Hollywood? Read more....

There’s a reason you constantly check your phone. Sharon Begley explains the science behind our compulsions.

Who was Steve Jobs’ Steve Jobs? Edwin Land. We explore the life and legacy of the founder of Polaroid.

Fandom is a multi-billion dollar industry. Zoe Fraade-Blanar tells us how companies use our obsessions to make money.

Can’t stop checking your phone? Blame your distant ancestors. Read more....

There are fans. And then there are superfans. Author Zoe Fraade-Blanar explains the difference between the two. Read more....

Who was Steve Jobs’ Steve Jobs? Edwin Land. We explore the life and legacy of the founder of Polaroid. Read more....

It can be difficult to know what people are thinking. So how can we unearth our real selves? Google, says Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.

 Older Americans have the AARP. Gun owners have the NRA. And now, kids have Common Sense Media.

 What can a couple of inkblots say about you? Apparently, a lot. We talk with Damion Searls about the rise of the Rorschach test.

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