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.
Three things you probably want to know:
1. Hazel Markus explains why kids from Western and Eastern countries think differently about motivation, community, and innate brilliance....depending on where you were raised.
2. but it's only recently that their younger cousins, accelerators, have taken off. Reporter Daniel Gross investigates whether they're worth the hype. ,
3. . William Barnett of Stanford Business school explains why competition is a good thing – even if everyone feels like they're running in place.