Entries in Innovation Hub by Genevieve Gilson

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla

Tech billionaires may be the royalty of the 21st century. Randall Lane, editor of Forbes and author of You Only Have to Be Right Once describes their world and what makes them tick. Read More...

IDF LearJet

A serial inventor’s best-known project burst into flames before being embraced by the rich and famous. Read More...

Be good, don’t retire, and keep worrying. A decades-long study, analyzed by psychologists Leslie Martin and Howard Friedman, reveals some surprising trends about who really lives the longest. Read More...

standing in the rain

If you’re sad, you should wait on making any high-stakes financial decisions, argues Jennifer Lerner, co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Lab. Research shows that even when you don’t think you’re making decisions based on emotions – you are. Read More...

Charles Darwin research station

Scientists often live by the mantra “publish or perish.” But one young naturalist kept a revolutionary theory to himself for 20 years. When Charles Darwin finally shared his findings, he faced tremendous criticism, says Sean B. Carroll, the author of The Making of the Fittest. Read More...

woman with I voted sticker

People think their political beliefs are fair and benefit society. In reality, though, most political views are driven by self-interest – even when we don’t realize it – says Robert Kurzban, co-author of The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind. Read More...

Rockky pose on steps

 
Here are three things to know about this week's show:

1. Spilling intimate details online was nearly impossible in 1994. Blogging pioneer Justin Hall reflects on his early days of over-sharing, and what blogging will look like for the next 20 years.

2. EKGs and cancer diagnostics are going the way of at-home pregnancy tests. The shift toward testing ourselves is a big part of the future of medicine.

3. CEOs agree – they’re getting paid a ridiculous amount. And cutting CEO compensation likely wouldn't  diminish management quality, says Roger Martin, author of “Playing to Win."

spine

Hours slouched over computers have taken a toll on our backs – and overall health. Now, Monisha Perkash has created a little chip to help improve peoples’ posture – and outlook. Read More...

Justin Hall

Justin Hall began writing about his life online 20 years ago, before the word “blogging” even existed. He reflects on the pros and cons of a world where you can share your every thought. Read More...

explosion

An obituary – published in error – spurred one inventor to take a second look at his legacy. Read More...

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