creativity

Lice-infested beds, unwashed surgical tools, and cut-off fingers - healthcare in the 1800s was a bloody affair. We take a look at the man who changed all that. Then, how much power does a protest really have? Zeynep Tufekci explores whether they have the power to change politics. Finally, there’s a common thread in art, music, storytelling, and even business-creation: creativity. Read More...

Creativity is a defining quality of humanity. So where did it come from? And how do we use it today? Read More...

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Gender bias is everywhere. And according to Duke University researcher Devon Proudfoot, it even affects how we think about creativity. Read more...

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Ever wonder just who “studies” are surveying? The answer might make you uncomfortable. Read more...

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The key to a long life? Being the richest person you know. Sir Michael Marmot explains what the health gap is and how it affects the poor, the middle class, and even the rich.

If you have a Ph.D., try San Francisco. Researcher Daniel Shoag says educational attainment is increasingly dictating where we live.

There's a hormone that regulates sleep, reacts to blood sugar, and keeps track of racism. Northwestern's Emma Adam makes a good case for getting to know cortisol.

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Truman Capote didn’t think creativity could be taught. Professor Scott Barry Kauffman and Carolyn Gregoire tell us why he might be wrong. 

Meet the CEO who creates scary go-karts in his free time. Autodesk CEO Carl Bass gives us a peek into the future of making things.

Think learning to code will keep you employed? Think again. Harvard’s David Deming says the best way to futureproof your job might be to learn how to talk to people

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Can creativity be taught? Truman Capote says no. Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman aren’t so sure he’s right. Read More...

Science is in a rut, according to Roberta Ness

Is science in a rut? Professor Roberta Ness thinks so, and she wants institutions and the government to start funding more risky, out-there projects. Read More...

Jokes from the good old days

There’s a reason why you spent twelve hours mainlining every episode of House of Cards -- your brain can’t tell the difference between fiction and reality. Cognitive scientist Jim Davies explains the science behind why we laugh, why we cry, and why we binge watch. Read More...

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Parents usually think their kid is brilliant – and the latest research may be proving them right. UC Berkeley professor Alison Gopnik explains why children can be much better problem solvers than their parents. Read More...

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