BEYOND BIONICS

Bionic technology is removing physical barriers faced by disabled people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realised through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, science is at the forefront of many…

THERANOS, Elizabeth Holmes and the Cult of Silicon Valley

Elizabeth Holmes became a Silicon Valley celebrity after she dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start a company called Theranos. We sat down with John Carreyrou, the Wall Street Journal reporter who unmasked Holmes. (Source: ReasonTV)

J. Paul Getty Reflects on the Nature of Wealth

In 1960, J. Paul Getty, the American oil man who was one of the richest people in the world, sat for an interview with CBC’s Close-Up. Here, he is asked about his philosophy in life and how he feels about…

What It’s Like to Launch Space Rockets in Alaska

In the Gulf of Alaska, idyllic Kodiak Island is famous for its sockeye salmon, king crab, and roaming bison. However, this picturesque location is also home to the Pacific Spaceport Complex, a world-class rocket-launching facility since its opening in 1998.…

The Brothel King: Dennis Hof on His Friend Andy Kaufman and the Beginnings of Moonlight BunnyRanch

“Nevada’s the last of the live and let live states,” says Dennis Hof, the self-described “Brothel King” and owner and proprieter of Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch, made famous as the setting for the HBO documentary series, Cathouse (2005-2008). “I don’t…