Which Technological Invention Changed the World?

Scientists like Jared Diamond argue that human history is essentially the story of technology. Our technological advancements are what propelled us from caves to cities, from gaslight to nuclear reactors, and from horseback to orbit. But with each advance comes a potential dark side: deadlier warfare, toxic pollution,… » 7/21/08 1:04pm 7/21/08 1:04pm

A New Science Show is BBC1's "Top Priority" This Year

If you loved long-running BBC science show Tomorrow's World, then this year brings good news. Reps for BBC1 told the UK Guardian that their top priority this year is putting together a new science program, though they haven't decided on a format yet. Our suggestion? Consider a format like the one in James Burke's… » 6/05/08 10:06am 6/05/08 10:06am