In a new book called ‘Imagination First,’ co-authors Eric Liu and Scott Noppe-Brandon argue that we — individuals and society — could badly use some imaginative thinking about the imagination.
Question: I’ve been watching the difficulties the government has had propping up the banks — the lack of control, the salaries, the fact that they’re trying to fix entities with a lot of toxicity on their balance sheets. The following … Continue reading
Nations with leaders who are keenly affected by their own decisions may weather crises better than those whose leaders are further removed, according to author Jared Diamond. Diamond discusses his new book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” with NewsHour Business correspondent Paul Solman. Continue reading
Student participants in the 2008 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition crafted biological “machines,” or living organisms, using original combinations of DNA and other organic material to help tackle environmental and health problems. Tom Bearden reports. Continue reading
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic lawmakers reached a landmark agreement on a bill requiring companies to cut output of greenhouse gases by 25 percent by 2020. Experts discuss the national implications of California’s move to curb emissions. Continue reading
A front of cool air moved over the East Coast Friday, bringing an end to a record-breaking heat wave that started last week in California and is blamed for nearly 200 deaths. Climatologists discuss the debate over the Earth’s changing weather. Continue reading