germs

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. Read More...

How did surgery transform from a disgusting, unclean trade to what we know today? The answer: Joseph Lister. Read More...

grocery store

We talk with authors Michael Pollan and Moises Velasquez-Manoff about the power of bacteria, an element of health that is just beginning to be studied. Read more...

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