Published on Jan 30, 2013
Meet the deranged serial killers and the determined FBI agents who inspired one of Hollywood’s most terrifying thrillers and gave Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster the roles of a lifetime. We go behind the scenes at the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit to meet the profilers who became the basis for Harris’s characters and to uncover the details of real-life murderers Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, and others.
With long arms, high shoulder blades and powerful fingers, the ancient creatures were built for climbing trees. But they also had long lower limbs, flat feet and a flexible lumbar spine that gave them a distinct evolutionary edge: They could cover long distances by walking upright on two legs.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-australopithecus-20130412,0,1589078.story
Published on Jan 9, 2013
We are the only species on earth that cooks its food – and we are also the cleverest species on the planet. The question is: do we cook because we’re clever and imaginative, or are we clever and imaginative because our ancestors discovered cooking?
Horizon examines the evidence that our ancestors’ changing diet and their mastery of fire prompted anatomical and neurological changes that resulted in taking us out of the trees and into the kitchen.
Published on Mar 9, 2013
Science books say Neanderthals went extinct around 30,000 years ago but what if they still exist today? Rumors swirl that a stone-age man called “wildman” or “man of the forest” survives in the remote mountains of Russia and Mongolia, and a hominologist claims to have skulls and hair samples to prove it.
Published on Feb 1, 2013
There is a belief that Americans got into economic turmoil because of living beyond their means. Robert Reich (Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and former Labor Secretary) explains why this a myth, that most Americans do not live beyond their means and that their “means” have not kept up with the economy. Where has the wealth accumulated and why aren’t the top of the top being surtaxed while average-earning and the poor shoulder the burden? https://twitter.com/RBReich http://robertreich.org/
“I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table. I don’t have a single CD or DVD and I have 10 percent of the books I once did.”