An exclusive group hug. Credit: sharyn morrow / Flickr Creative Commons

1. Color came to the big screen, thanks to a few guys in a railroad car. Reporter Edgar B. Herwick III tells the story of Technicolor.

2. Thousands of teachers depend on one website to get markers and microscopes that their schools can’t afford. DonorsChoose CEO Charles Best explains why he started the crowd funding giant - and where it goes next.

3. If you want your daughter to get interested in STEM, you might want to consider asking Santa for a saw instead of a Barbie. Roominate co-founder Alice Brooks explains how early childhood experiences can spark a love of engineering and technology.

Color film. Credit: El Zoid / Flickr Creative Commons

From the emerald greens of The Wizard of Oz to the yellow slickers in Singing in the Rain, Hollywood owes a big thanks to three geeks in a railway car. Read More...

Naturebox, an example of a memership economy service. Credit: @iris / Flickr Creative Commons

Are media giants like Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify the vanguards of a new economy? Authors Robbie Kellman Baxter and John Warrillow explain the rise of the subscription model. Read More...

A toy made by Roominate. Credit: Roominate

Forget about Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse; this dollhouse teaches kids engineering skills. Roominate co-founder Alice Brooks talks about how toys can get kids excited about STEM. Read More...

Students learn with a microscope. Credit: Brad Flickinger / Flickr Creative Commons

When public schools can’t get the supplies they need, they turn to one website. DonorsChoose.org CEO and founder Charles Best explains how crowd-funding will be a game changer in American education. Read More...

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Online criminals have company retreats, too. Security expert Marc Goodman explains how sophisticated groups are ransacking our data, well out of the reach of police.

You can now test your genes for what kind of pain medication might be best for you. Harmonyx CEO Bob Bean talks about the frontiers of personal health data.

We might want to tax workers less, and spenders more. Environmentalist Paul Gilding says global warming might change how you spend money... and whether you even bother heading to the mall anymore.

Goodman believes security should be automatic.

The Internet of Things is a hacker’s world and, for now, we’re just living in it. Former Interpol advisor and FBI Futurist Marc Goodman tells us how to protect ourselves. Read More...

All your medications, straight to your doorstep.

PillPack CEO TJ Parker may have grown up in his dad’s pharmacy, but the company he co-founded mostly exists online. Read More...

Take a peek inside your prescription.

Bob Bean, president and CEO of genetic testing company Harmonyx, explains why modern medicine is about to get a little more personal. Read More...

The end of consumerism might save the planet.

Can anything get between Americans and our passion for shopping? Global warming might, whether we like it or not. Environmentalist Paul Gilding says that climate change will force us to re-think buying yet another big-screen TV. Read More...

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