Sci and Tech

flirting computers

Stanford researchers studied how men and women talk when they’re flirting, and Melissa Dahl, a writer for New York Magazine, discovered that — so far — your computer’s better at it than you. Read More...

highlighting a schedule

It can take dozens of back-and-forth emails just to set up a quick meeting. Now, an artificial intelligence personal assistant can do it for you. Dennis Mortensen, CEO of x.ai, explains why you shouldn’t be afraid. Read More...

popcorn

Inventor Percy Spencer originally worked on radars for Raytheon, but his discovery – and subsequent experiments – produced a household appliance that changed the way we consume food. Read More...

Charles Darwin research station

Scientists often live by the mantra “publish or perish.” But one young naturalist kept a revolutionary theory to himself for 20 years. When Charles Darwin finally shared his findings, he faced tremendous criticism, says Sean B. Carroll, the author of The Making of the Fittest. Read More...

colorful thread

Without the money to attend medical school, one inventor instead developed a futuristic – and life-saving – material. Read More...

Innovation Hub Live - Jessica and Nicco

The panelists at Innovation Hub’s recent live event at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre discuss the pros and cons around our current obsession with 3D printers. Read More...

spreadsheets

It takes cash - and lots of it - to fund a political campaign. Campaign donations are all public information, but that can be complicated to sort through. Don’t worry. High school junior Nick Rubin has an answer: an app that offers can’t-miss evidence of where candidates get their funding. Read More...

Harper Reed

Last year's rollout of Healthcare.gov was not what you'd call a "smooth process." But was it really the disaster that many claimed? Read More...

quantum

Politicians, writers, and even Lady Gaga have referenced quantum physics, but in its early, more scientific days, quantum mechanics was the source of a tussle between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Read More...

Diverse techies

Communities that could benefit the most from technology are often the last ones to get access. Code for Progress wants underserved groups to take technology into their own hands. Read More...

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