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Rent is getting higher and Airbnb might be to blame. Steven Hill explains. Read more....

4th grade students get tablets in the classroom.

Technology is reshaping the classroom, but we're not just talking a computer in each class. Educators are beginning to figure out how to use technology to make class tailored to each student. Read More...

Cell phone use plummets with unemployment.

You get fired, then what? Apparently use your cellphone a lot less. Data scientist Jameson Toole explains what mobile phone data reveals about employment. Read More...

VR goggles: coming to a store near you.

Virtual Reality isn’t just for video games. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale thinks VR can change everything, from business travel to biology class. Read More...

A rainbow of credit cards.

Are you paying the same price for a pair of sunglasses on Amazon as your friend? Maybe not. Dan Mongan tells us how companies are using big data to take as much of our money as possible. Read More...

An example of a 19th century textile mill that Bessen connects to modern technology displacing workers. Credit: Chilanga Cement / Flickr Creative Commons

If you’re worried that a robot might take your job, well, you’ve come to the right place. Economist James Bessen explores why technology may NOT displace workers - and why 19th-Century textile workers have a lot in common with techies in Silicon Valley. Read More...

A worker stands at a construction site.

1. Silicon Valley is wherever you want it to be. Entrepreneur Brad Feld explains why we shouldn't feel compelled to move somewhere just because people say its full of opportunities. 

2. Darwin's theories don't apply to us anymore. Author and investor Juan Enriquez argues that from cows to corn to cities, humans have now moved beyond natural selection. 

3. Cars, coal…concrete? Daniel Gross takes a look at an under-the-radar substance that’s destroying the environment.

A startup event in Belgium.

Entrepreneur Brad Feld explains what he looks for in a company, and why he decided to build his life in Boulder, Colorado over the flashier tech hubs of San Francisco and New York. Read More...

Science is in a rut, according to Roberta Ness

Is science in a rut? Professor Roberta Ness thinks so, and she wants institutions and the government to start funding more risky, out-there projects. Read More...

Girl working on computer

Anthropologist Mimi Ito explains how the rise of online learning might actually increase the educational divide between rich and poor. Read More...

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