1. Technology is doing more than destroying our attention spans. Middlebury’s Jason Mittell says that.
2., at least according to Arizona State Professor Jim Bell. A century ago, widespread worldwide travel was laughable; now you can sip a Diet Coke while whizzing over the ocean on an airplane with Wi-Fi. Bell explains why you might be able to book a space hotel sooner than you think.
3.. Indirectly, their effectiveness has put a huge strain on the market for organs, by keeping more young, healthy donors alive as waitlists swell. As strange as it sounds, Northeastern law professor Kara Swanson explains why a legal organ market could solve our current shortage.
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.. Richard Thaler, a behavioral economist, tells us the counterintuitive things he’s learned by studying our deeply irrational behavior.
2.. Former Air Force pilot Missy Cummings and author Peter Singer discuss the future of war and robotic conflict.
3.. Tom Leung, CEO of Poachable, explains the rise of the anonymous job hunt.
1.. Social scientist Toby Miller tells us the environmental consequences of our digital infatuations.
2. When they first saw the potato,. Professor Ruth DeFries gives us a peek at the surprising ways food has shaped our civilization.
3.. Mental health expert Vikram Patel and UNESCO's Jordan Naidoo explain how training more ordinary people to be health and education workers could be a solution to the drastic shortage of teachers and doctors around the globe.
Three things you should learn:
1.. Former Treasury Secretary and Harvard professor Larry Summers makes the case for why government needs to support innovation today. Plus, he looks back ten years to the firestorm surrounding his comments about women in science.
2.. Author Andrew Winston tells us why an eco-friendly revolution might not come from Silicon Valley.
3.. William Bernstein talks about the surprising evolution of trade, and how it’s changed everything from math to guns.