For many filmmakers and audiences, cinema is the search for and realization of emotional truths. Countless studies have been done to examine the way movies elicit, and often manipulate, our emotions — but sometimes scientists or computers cannot measure these responses.
Letters of Note's Shaun Usher discusses the power of the written word
In a letter to President William McKinley dated April 5, 1898, famed sharpshooter Annie Oakley offered up an interesting service. The United States was on the cusp of a war with Spain. In case a war was to break out, Oakley offered the government the service and expertise of 50 “lady sharpshooters” who would also provide their own arms and ammunition. McKinley did not accept her offer.
This quotation is from environmentalist Bill McKibben's 2013 Star Tribune interview: www.startribune.c... McKibben is leading America's largest grassroots' movement to try to save humanity from too rapid climate change. To learn more about what he is trying to do, check out this interesting Businessweek article: www.businessweek....
[listenup] NPR: Science - Just Like Human Skin, This Plastic Sheet Can Sense and Heal. Human skin has properties that are hard to mimic, but a Stanford engineer is working to create a type of artificial skin that can sense, heal and generate its own power.
Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease Richard Horowitz From one of the America's foremost doctors comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease.