The Ornament of the World

The Ornament of the World

The Ornament of the World Synopsis The Ornament of the World tells a story from the past that’s especially timely today: the story of a remarkable time in history when Muslims, Christians and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their...
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story

Silicon Valley: The Untold Story

Synopsis Silicon Valley has often been imitated but never duplicated. Though pieces of its history have been told, they have focused primarily on the Valley’s role in the development of silicon chips and computers. Yet there is a much bigger and largely untold story:...
Science Bytes

Science Bytes

A.P. Sloan TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION IN HONOR OF MICHAEL SCHWARZ In honor of Michael’s allegiance to the truth, we ask that you consider helping us bring to fruition the project he cared about deeply. It’s a series of short documentaries called Science Bytes. To make a...
The $1 Microscope

The $1 Microscope

Synopsis Manu Prakash and his colleagues from Stanford University have invented a foldable microscope–called a Foldscope–that can be made for less than a dollar and has the potential to bring the power of microscopy to people who have never used a...
Ancient DNA

Ancient DNA

Synopsis At the University of California, Santa Cruz, Beth Shapiro and Ed Green are trying to understand how populations, species and ecosystems change through time, particularly in response to environmental and other changes in their habitat.  They use the latest...