The story of a teenage science whiz who used free information sources to create a novel cancer screening test may be full of holes. Whether it is or not, it no longer seems the clear, happy story the media wanted to tell.
TED Talks are nearly always fascinating to watch. But are they accurate?
The limits of tax breaks for the rich and the myth of “job creators” are examined in this excellent TED Talk.
Using your brains to think of an idea and your skills to implement it? That’s the old-fashioned way.
Can the Internet create a new and more cooperative way of arguing?
A new high-speed camera has the potential to reveal the world of light in completely novel ways. This video is amazing from start to finish.
This fascinating TED talk will resonate on many levels with people who read this blog — study design, arrogance, vindication, creativity, inspiration, complexity, evolution, and authority are all dealt with. The topic is “the God complex” — the tendency for […]
Not all conflicts are monetary. Sometimes, the pressure to do something good can lead to biased behavior.
The downside of silent filters becomes crystal clear in this important talk.
What motivates us? Do we respond better to carefully constructed reward systems? Or do we just want to be smarter, get smarter, and figure things out on our own?
In this video from a U.S. State Department presentation, Clay Shirky explains how the Internet has gone from a “source of information” to a “site of coordination” — the fifth historical revolution in communications.