Entries in Innovation Hub by Jonathan Gang

 

Back in the mid-20th century, wealthy people fled big cities in droves for a quiet life in the suburbs. Now they’re coming back. Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City, tells us why, and how it’s going to change. Read more...

Want to be a scientist, but never made it past high school algebra? Barbara Oakley talks with us about why there may still be hope for you - and why you might even have a leg up. Read more...

Less than a century ago, chicken was as expensive as lobster. Now, Americans eat. 6 million pounds of chicken every hour of every day. Emelyn Rude tells us how thinking about the chicken as a piece of technology can help explain this change. Read more...

Do we know what refugees need better than they do? Radha Rajkotia of the International Rescue Committee tells us why giving cash, rather than food and other supplies, could be a better model for foreign aid to refugees. Read more...

It’s very unlikely that you will be killed by a far-off terrorist group. So why do we worry about it so much? National security expert Juliette Kayyem explains what we should - and shouldn’t - be afraid of.  Read more....

According to researcher Brittany Solomon, there’s one personality trait in a husband or wife that can predict success for their spouse: conscientiousness. Read more....

Why can’t you get your teen out of bed in the morning? Why are they so impulsive? Frances Jensen says their still-developing brains are to blame. Read more....

Healthcare in our society needs a band-aid. Here are a few of our favorite conversations about the big challenges in health – and how we might fix them. Read more...

Hillary Clinton is running a historically data-driven campaign. Sasha Issenberg explains what her team might know about you - and how they’re going to use that knowledge. Read more...

Augmented reality apps like Pokemon Go allow developers to overlay a story onto the real world. Game designer Kellian Adams Pletcher tells us how this technology is going to change the way we interact with our environment. Read more...

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