Thursday, January 14, 2010


From the double-helix to the expansion of the universe, great scientific discoveries reshape our understanding of who we are and how things work. But great discoveries require more than just a great mind. We tour brainy breakthroughs from Archimedes to Darwin, and find out what made their revolutionary insights possible.

Also, why you need more than a stratospheric I.Q. to be a super-achiever. And how the invention of reading re-directed the course of civilization and re-wired our brains in the process.

You can hear it right here!
Part 1 - Alan Hirshfeld
Part 2 - Fog Newton
Part 3 - Angela Duckworth
Part 4 - Richard Holmes
Part 5 - Stanislas Dehaene

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