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The science of what we eat, a lack of evidence in medicine, and why useless knowledge isn’t so useless. That’s all this week on Innovation Hub. Read More...

What’s the purpose of funding basic research with no obvious application? Robbert Dijkgraaf says it can lead to incredibly useful scientific advancements. Read More...

Sharing a piece of chocolate cake

Don’t keep all those holiday truffles to yourself this year. Yale researchers report that chocolate tastes better when it’s shared. Read More...

broken pencil

New research shows that stress may not be as bad as we thought. Reporter Cristina Quinn heads to a local start up to find out just how stressful work is, and why it actually helps them grow. Read More...

What if the gap between the haves and have-nots opens up earlier in life than we ever expected? Dr. Jack Shonkoff says a child's success in school depends on her earliest stages of development. Read more...

Governor Deval Patrick

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick tells us about his new Pre-K policy initiative that takes cues from research in early childhood development. Read more...

Peter Lee of Microsoft

If you’ve ever been to a foreign country, you know that one of the most terrifying parts of travel is being surrounded by a language you don’t understand. Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Research, might be able to change all that (and drastically reduce the amount of time you spend furrowing your brows and squinting at that French menu). Lee and his colleagues have created technology that can translate from language to language in real time, and he discusses it with us, along with other with up-and-coming technology that could change our lives.

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