Entries in Innovation Hub by Caroline Lester

Scrolling through your newsfeed and noticing something… eerie? Facebook can be an echo chamber. Professor Cass Sunstein tells us how social media has contributed to groupthink.

Which channel has no ratings, no stars, and no commercials, and wants to keep it that way? We talk with a cable network founder about the secret to success, even when nobody's watching.

Our president may have been ubiquitous on Twitter for the past few years. But his first love will always be TV. And it loves him right back. IndieWire executive editor Michael Schneider explains.

No ratings, no stars, and no commercials. We talk with C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb about the secret to success, even when nobody's watching.  Read more....

Internet librarian is a real job. And it's real important.

In 2016, two of the largest private prison companies made 4 billion dollars in revenue. But are they saving us any money?

Social innovation looks like a lot of things. One example? Prisons in New Zealand that try to keep prisoners out, not in.

Why do federal and local governments pay private contractors to lock inmates up? The answer is surprising. Read more....

The American Dream isn't dead, it just found a new home. How our northern neighbor is picking up the U.S.’s slack.

America has more inland waterways than most other nations, combined. And it’s our geography (including our many rivers) that makes this country great, says Robert Kaplan.

Newspapers record history, but how often do they make it? From the Great Migration to President Obama’s political career, here’s how one newspaper saw - and shaped - history.

From the Great Migration to President Obama’s political career, here’s how one newspaper saw - and shaped - history. Read more....

What made America great? Well, according to author Robert Kaplan is has a lot to do with our landscape. Read more....

Academics skew liberal. According to professor Sam Abrams, that’s a problem for higher education.

Forty percent of Americans read at -- or below -- a basic level. And a disconnect between reading researchers and teachers is partly to blame.

Going co-ed wasn’t easy for the Ivies. Just ask the Dartmouth alums who wrote this appeal in 1970: “For God’s sake, for Dartmouth’s sake, and for everyone’s sake, keep the damned women out.”

The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Could Paul Ryan’s new health care proposal halt that progress? Read more....

Con men - and women - have been around for as long as we’ve been around. So why do we keep falling for their tricks? Maria Konnikova explains the science of the swindle.

There’s no international law on time zones or daylight savings. And the result? Chaos. But Steve Hanke has a simple solution: universal time.

Flint, Michigan, was just the beginning. Marc Edwards says that our country is relying on a network of very old pipes, many of them lined with lead.

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