Sci and Tech

Deb Roy

If you think there’s been a major upheaval in media, buckle your seatbelt. According to Deb Roy, Twitter’s Chief Media Scientist, social sites are about to fundamentally change politics, entertainment, and much more. Read More...

Prakash Labs

Origami may soon start saving lives. That’s the hope of Stanford professor Manu Prakash, who created the Foldscope - a foldable paper microscope - to help healthcare workers quickly diagnose diseases like malaria. Read More...

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Amazon wants to deliver books, CDs, and diapers to us by drone. But testing drones around the country opens up a world of potential problems. Read More...

Google glass

Look ahead 10, 15 years. How will technology shape our lives? We ask Roger McNamee, an investing legend in Silicon Valley, and Farhad Manjoo, who writes about tech for the New York Times. Read More...

President Obama on Twitter

Calling all tinkerers, techies, innovators, and creative thinkers. You can fix the government in your spare time, says Aneesh Chopra, America's first Chief Technology Officer. Read More...

David Pogue

Yahoo’s David Pogue shares his thoughts on the latest gadgets, the hottest apps, and how they’re shaping the sharing economy. Turns out, from parking to pet sitting, we’re evolving way beyond AirBnB. Read More...

Pocket Microscope

Forget the Hollywood survival stories — what would we really have to do to survive after a catastrophe? Read More...

Apple Logo

Apple acquired Beats Electronics this week. Is this an acquisition that's going to take Apple to the next level? We put the question to David Pogue, tech columnist for Yahoo and NOVA host. Read More...

For years, the fight against polio was considered one of the most successful vaccination campaigns of all time. But now, the reappearance of the disease in countries like Pakistan, Syria, and Cameroon has thrown that success into jeopardy.  How was polio wiped out the first time around? Read more...

Wildflowers

Three talking points for Mother's Day brunch:

1. Research shows that babies born to mothers who ate highly processed foods during pregnancy, have a preference for salty, sugary foods later in life.

2. Why aren't women more well- represented at Facebook, Google and other high-flying tech companies? One college president says we isolate computer science from other subjects; instead, we may want to integrate it with sciences, like biology, or even emphasize its connection to foreign languages. (After all, isn't Java or C++ pretty much a foreign language to most of us?)

3. A good way to sell creams, according to Estée Lauder, is to hold a customer by her right hand. This creates a personal connection - and makes it hard for people to get up and walk away. (Plus, most people are right handed, making it more likely they will look at and smell their right hand later in the day.)

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