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Signed, sealed, and delivered

Ordering those six pairs of Game of Thrones-themed socks from Amazon and having them sent straight to your door sure is convenient, but what does it mean for the world we live in? Engineering professor Anne Goodchild talks about the new delivery economy, and how it’s going to affect the environment. Read More...

Camels shaped the trade industry

From the invention of the wheel to that $5 shirt you bought at H&M, what would your life look like without trade? Author William Bernstein explains how trade gave rise to the world as we know it. Read More...

Keeping up appearances

Three things you need to realize:

1. Cricket cookies are coming to a cupboard near you. Beyond Meat’s Ethan Brown and Bitty Food’s Megan Miller give us a taste of what you’ll be chomping on in twenty years.

2. Having a good hair day could make you feel richer. Stanford’s Peter Belmi explains the link between attractiveness and the social order.

3. Scientists in America would love to pursue revolutionary research, if it meant they wouldn't be cut off from future funding. Professor Roberta Ness argues that bad incentives in the scientific community are preventing us from solving the big problems of cancer, climate change, and more.

Shaking the Foundation

We’re all about tearing down institutions here on Innovation Hub. From replacing journalists, to the end of the HR department, we love bringing you stories about how old ways of doing things are being completely upended. So we’re excited for this week’s show, where we’ll give you a look at what’s changing the legal profession, colleges, and even our notions of creativity. Read More...

Science and creativity combine

Here's the cheat sheet for this week's show:

1. People like paying taxes a lot more if they get to choose where the money goes. Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton investigated how much control people want when forking over their cash.

2. The Internet is making us less equal. At least, when it comes to high and low-income kids and what they're learning online, explains anthropologist Mimi Ito. 

3. Never do something because you think it'll make you rich– a piece of advice from tech giant Peter Diamandis, founder of XPRIZE and Singularity University. 

Candyland: a sweet little game for sweet little folks

From the polio ward of a hospital to the Gumdrop Mountains and Lollipop Woods, the surprising journey of a sweet little game. Read More...

Snackbot

Vending machines that ask trivia questions and give out electronics. Take a peek at the new world of interactive advertisements. Read More...

Thinking up new ways for success

Luck, smarts, or optimism? Author Peter Diamandis tells us the real reasons why billionaires become billionaires, and how he thinks anyone could create the next world-changing idea. Read More...

Income tax time again

You hate your taxes. That’s not a qualified statement, there’s just absolutely no chance that you like paying your taxes. But according to business professor Michael Norton, there’s a way for you to enjoy giving your hard-earned money to the federal government. It’s all about where it goes. Read More...

Confident Superhero

It’s easy to think you’re right all time. But even a fan of Innovation hub, intelligent, cultured, and devastatingly attractive as you most certainly are, can sometimes be incorrect. Read More...

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