Entries in Innovation Hub by Matt Purdy

There's probably a better way

The future is knowable… sort of. Philip Tetlock tells us what makes some people better at predicting the future than others. Read More...

An apartment building

It used to be much harder for the homeless to get permanent housing. But a new push to house the homeless before treating addiction or mental health issues is changing that. We explore why "Housing First" policies might just end homelessness in America. Read More...

Manhattan Bridge

Engineers put a man on the moon and built skyscrapers that stretch into the clouds. We talk with author Guru Madhavan about what we can learn from the way they tackle a problem. Read More...

Chalk painting of Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

The online world has shaken up the art world. We talk with Austin Kleon, a “writer who draws”, about why you can’t ignore the Internet if you want to be an artist. Read More...

fail

Jason Huertas tried to build a startup in Silicon Valley, but things didn’t go quite as planned. Find out what he learned from failure. Read More...

heart potato

New research into how our brains grew so large flies in the face of the trendy Paleo diet. We talk with evolutionary geneticist Mark Thomas about why our ancestors loaded up on carbs. Read More...

Clocks on a wall.

Time is the most valuable thing we have. So how do we make the most of it? Read More...

Volcano

We may one day need a silver bullet to cool the climate down. A look at the options - and the unintended consequences. Read More...

Brain scanner

The brain is mind-bogglingly complex – so complex that no one area of science can encompass it. That’s why researchers from different disciplines at Carnegie Mellon are teaming up to unravel the mysteries of the body's most complicated organ. Read More...

Pittsburgh in the morning.

Pittsburgh was built on steel, but now it’s building robots. We talk with author Richard Florida about how cities like Pittsburgh can attract the “creative class” leading the tech revolution. Read More...

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