Lice-infested beds, unwashed surgical tools, and cut-off fingers - healthcare in the 1800s was a bloody affair. We take a look at the man who changed all that. Then, how much power does a protest really have? Zeynep Tufekci explores whether they have the power to change politics. Finally, there’s a common thread in art, music, storytelling, and even business-creation: creativity.
UCLA Professor Pedro Noguera tells us how our diminishing investment in urban public schools is failing kids.
Author Maura O’Connor explores the great lengths conservationists are willing to go to save the environment and preserve its wildlife.
Becky Kanis Margiotta explains why avoiding traditional barriers to housing and get people into permanent homes first is the way to go.
Security expert Marc Goodman explains how sophisticated groups are ransacking our data, well out of the reach of police.
Harmonyx CEO Bob Bean talks about the frontiers of personal health data.
Environmentalist Paul Gilding says global warming might change how you spend money... and whether you even bother heading to the mall anymore.
1. . But Professors Christopher Chabris and Michelle Meyer explain why that might be a good thing.
2.. Author Catherine Price talks about the history of vitamins, and why we’re so obsessed with them.
3.. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale says that VR is here to stay, and could change everything from business travel to biology class.
1. . That’s according to Zipcar founder Robin Chase, who believes that shared resources will radically transform our relationship to cities, products, and each other.
2.. That's according to researcher David Sinclair, who explains why the first person to live to 150 has already been born.
3.. Psychology Professor Sheldon Solomon talks about mortality's influence on everything from the courtroom to the workplace.
Three things to remember this week:
1.. Professor John Ochsendorf says most buildings today only last about 50 years, and that we could do better by taking a few pointers from the ancients.
2.. Author Alexa Clay tells us what we can learn from a ‘misfit economy.'
3.. Professor Declan Fahy looks at the tremendous rise of “celebrity scientists,” and how they now influence our daily lives.