Daniel Gross

An instrument that measures pressure. Credit: William Warby / Flickr Creative Commons

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 why you shouldn’t be too worried about a robot stealing the corner office.

2. Certain types of stress actually increase your creativity. Teresa Amabile, professor at Harvard Business School, explains why pressure can be a good thing, 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 a peek into the crisis in scientific literature.

The familiar sight of a traffic jam. Credit: Michael Gil / Flickr Creative Commons

Traffic isn't just bad for our moods — it's also hurting the planet. Daniel Gross delves into the underlying engineering behind traffic jams, and how cleaning them up will also reduce emissions. Read More...

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1. Silicon Valley is wherever you want it to be. Entrepreneur Brad Feld explains why we shouldn't feel compelled to move somewhere just because people say its full of opportunities. 

2. Darwin's theories don't apply to us anymore. 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 an under-the-radar substance that’s destroying the environment.

A concrete parking lot

You already feel guilty about the car you drive to work, but you might want to start feeling guilty about your workplace too. Reporter Daniel Gross takes a look at why concrete is helping destroy the environment. Read More...

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