Entries in Innovation Hub by Caroline Lester


Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski spent their lives studying child geniuses. Their advice on how to create a baby Einstein? Do nothing.

Ugh, 2016, just go home already. Conspiracy theories have gotten a lot of attention in the last year, but psychologist Rob Brotherton says they've been around for a long time.

Thomas Gilovich thinks he can make you wise... or at least, the wisest person in the room. And the good news? Being wise might just make you happier, too.

What makes a genius? Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski have worked on that question for decades; they think they might have some answers. Read more....

This year has been surreal, to say the least. Looking for a way to still glean something useful from 2016? Luckily, Innovation Hub’s got you covered. Read more....

 

Kilian Kleinschmidt thinks we need to wake up to the world’s refugee crisis. And it starts by reimagining where they live. Read more...

Our memories of events change over time. Researcher Julia Shaw explains why our recollections may differ - sometimes pretty drastically - from what actually happened.

Almost all of modern medicine is developed using mice - and that’s a problem. Why? I-Hub’s Caroline Lester investigates.

Modern chickens grow so fast that, if they were 6-lb human newborns, they’d weigh 660 pounds within two months. I know. We’re scared too. Emelyn Rude explains how America invented the modern chicken.

Why do we use mice for medical research? As I-Hub’s Caroline Lester found out, it all started with fancy mice. Read more...

Gene technology is becoming more and more powerful… and could affect more and more people. MIT researcher Kevin Esvelt tells us why he thinks the public needs to have a say in how we use it. Read more...

Trump promised to bring back jobs from China and Mexico. But, according to MIT researcher Andrew McAfee, not only are those jobs not coming back - they don’t even exist anymore.

No matter who you voted for, you were probably surprised by Trump’s win. Psychology professor Mahzarin Banaji thinks implicit bias might help us understand the difference between the polls and the actual results.

A former reality TV star will be the 45th president of the United States. Columbia Law School’s Tim Wu explains how Donald Trump was able to capture our attention.

Surprised by the election? Us too. Psychologist Mahzarin Banaji thinks our unconscious biases might explain the difference between the public’s expectations and the results. Read more....

Cary Fowler thinks we might be in trouble. But he’s got a solution. A tiny, tiny solution. Read more....

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