Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Wasik and co-author Monica Murphy, a public health veterinarian, trace our responses to rabies over millennia in Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus. They note that Homer used the medical term for rabies to describe animalistic rage on the battlefield, and that old Eastern European legends of vampires became more contagious, more animal-like, in the modern novels that first appeared in England.…read more