From the Biblical parting of the Red Sea to the science behind the mutant X-Men, Matt Kaplan has studied it all. Discovering the truths associated with legendary myths, fantasies, and magic are all in a day’s work for Matt, and he shares his fascinating findings in Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers.
Matt Kaplan is a science correspondent with The Economist and has written for National Geographic, Nature, and The New York Times. In his free time, he travels the world exploring our most cherished myths and legends.
Also today, Jonathan Franklin chronicles the astonishing true story of Salvador Alvarenga, who survived a 14 month ordeal at sea after his boat’s motor went out and heavy winds carried him and his partner far from shore. 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea inspires the unbreakable will to live of the human spirit.
Jonathan Franklin regularly reports for GQ, The Guardian, and Esquire with a focus on Latin America. He also produces documentaries broadcast by The New York Times.