Laura Snyder

An optical illusion

1. It'll take a Chernobyl-size disaster for people to demand more regulation in Silicon Valley, argues Andrew Keen, author of The Internet is Not the Answer.  

2. We owe the existence of anti-bac hand gel to a contemporary of Newton and Galileo. Antoine van Leeuwenhoek was fascinated by early microscopes, and is now believed to be the world's first microbiologist. 

3. Museums today are starting to be a lot more BYOD (bring your own device). And incorporating new tech is crucial, because the museum-going demographic is considerably older and whiter than the population at large.

A Vermeer in a museum

When was the first time that humans perceived the world as it really was? Historian and author Laura Snyder says it was the in the 1600s, with the development of microscopes. Read More...

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