Tuesday, January 5, 2016

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day."- Albert Einstein from the memoirs of William Miller, editor quoted in Life magazine, May 2, 1955.

         How does it work? Why did that happen? Who created this machine? When did that start? How do I find out? Could I do that too? The barrage of questions we aimed at parents,siblings and teachers when we were children seemed mysterious and infinite. The questions we have as adults haven't lessened or disappeared. We are born complex inquisitive creatures who despite our need for security crave fun and spontaneity. Getting lost in thought or lost in an adventure is one of the greatest aspects of being alive. We want to know the answers to things whether they prove productive, useful or even beneficial to humanity. Before our easy access to the internet kids jumped on their Schwinns for a ride to the local library or checked out a stack of books each week from school. Now the majority of Americans have the ultimate library at their fingertips 24/7. With so much information online it can be intimidating and confusing especially when you're trying to discover the most reliable sources of factual information. If a love of learning rivals or equals your weekend Netflix  binge watching addiction there is a subscription streaming service to check out - CuriosityStream, video on demand.

     CuriosityStream is the brain child of John S.Hendricks, Founder of the Discovery Channel. CuriosityStream's  content is divided into four main categories Science, Technology, Civilization and Human Spirit. CuriosityStudios has produced several short-form original documentaries and features such as Destination Pluto featuring Alan Stearn and A Curious World. CuriosityStream has acquired incredible programs featuring world renowned theoretical physicists, Michio Kaku and Jim Al-Khalili. Enjoy the introduction video previews above.

     Get a free preview of Curiosity Stream at their website :https://app.curiositystream.com/