Entries in Innovation Hub by Mary Dooe
1.. That's how humans evolved, argues Peter Gray, professor of psychology at Boston College. But our educational system stifles playfulness, and that can hamper kids' ability to learn.
2.. Professor Jim Davies thinks too many assignments are busy work, and young people should embark on more projects that matter.
3., thanks to technology and a company called New Classrooms. Co-founders Joel Rose and Chris Rush explain why the ideal learning environment involves computers, personalized learning, AND group lessons.
1.. Dan Mongan, co-author of "All You Can Pay," explains that companies are increasingly using our data to tailor prices.
2.. Author Peter Moore tells the tale of the men who dared to predict storms, and their connection to Charles Darwin.
3.. Rosalind Picard of MIT has been working to make smarter computers that anticipate our needs, and she says that future is closer than you think.
1.. That was, until one man – Gordon Moore – realized that transistors get faster and cheaper every year. And the rest is iPhone and Facebook history.
2. . Stanford's Margaret Ann Neale tells us what really works when you're trying to get your way.
3. . Steven Kotler, author of "Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact," explains how books, movies and television have dreamed up advances in technology before anyone knew how to make them happen.
1. After ATMs popped up on every street corner, the number of bank tellers actually increased. Author and economist James Bessen explains how technology changes the workforce - and.
2. Certain types of stress actually increase your creativity. Teresa Amabile, professor at Harvard Business School, explains, and says that we can all learn something from the Apollo 13 missions.
3. Studies suggesting that beta-carotene prevents cancer were disproven in the 70s, yet the claim is still cited today. Stanford’s John Ioannidis gives us.
1. It's Einstein's fault that you need your phone to know where the heck you are. At least, indirectly —, explains Hiawatha Bray of the Boston Globe.
2.. Before he reached fame and success, Albert Einstein faced a whole lot of failure, according to biographer Walter Isaacson.
3.. Clinical psychologist Elaine Castles tells the history of how we measure intelligence — and why it's not all it's cracked up to be.
Even if you’re pretty happy with the job you have, you still might want to see if there’s anything better. CEO Tom Leung talks about Poachable, his anonymous online talent marketplace that lets you look for cool new jobs, without your boss finding out — and lets companies find the right match as well.
1.. Entrepreneur Brad Feld explains why we shouldn't feel compelled to move somewhere just because people say its full of opportunities.
2.. Author and investor Juan Enriquez argues that from cows to corn to cities, humans have now moved beyond natural selection.
3. Cars, coal…concrete? Daniel Gross takes a look at.