Dinner Reducing food waste should always be a priority — it's good for our budgets and for the environment. But this week, Earth Week, we are reminded to stop and pay attention to how much food we throw
A simplified mathematical model shows why you don’t need an evil majority to have an oppressed minority I’m oppressed. I have the kind of mind that repeatedly replays any minor slight, insensitivity or
When LinkedIn introduced Pulse, providing commentary from a hand-chosen set of thought leaders, they made a major impact. Paired with the long-form publishing platform they launched last year, LinkedIn
In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean It has been a Goldilocks era.
Any small child, including my dinosaur-mad three-year-old nephew, can tell you that Stegosaurus was a large, lumbering, plant-eating dinosaur with large bony plates, menacing tail spikes and a tiny brain.
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Experts disagree about the future. That might seem unextraordinary, but it’s the conclusion of a new survey on robots from Pew, and it’s more significant than it sounds. For all the talk of “robots stealing
John Maynard Keynes very famously proposed that the actions of rational agents in a market were akin to a fictional newspaper contest, where entrants were asked to pick who, out of a set of six women,
Sen. Ted Cruz (AP Photo/Bill Haber) Republicans try to convince us that they know more about science than scientists June 4, 2014 6:29pm (UTC) The Republican party has gotten itself into a bit of a pickle.
Want to create a high performance team? Want to limit the amount of time you spend settling squabbles between team members? It turns out those two issues are closely related: Our research shows that on
One of the most basic keys to good decision-making is accurate forecasting of the future. In order to bring about the best outcomes, a company must correctly anticipate the most likely future states of
Numerous studies have shown that Americans of European origin have a more independent, and Asians have a more interdependent, social orientation, as measured by questionnaires asking about agreement with
A few years ago, I was asked to help find a new CEO for a family-owned electronics retailer that wanted to professionalize its management and expand its operations. I worked closely with the outgoing executive
Sarah Palin (AP/Carolyn Kaster) New data sheds insight on the pernicious effects of right-wing climate denial May 20, 2014 5:40pm (UTC) What's driving the spectacular collapse of the right-wing mind? Jones'
[After the interview, Johnston emailed to add: "My trilogy on the American economy explained many of the little-known, and often deceptive, laws, regulations and official practices. But inequality involves
The fact is, we’re falling behind. While median per capita income in the United States has stagnated since 2000, it’s up significantly in Canada and Northern Europe. Their typical worker’s income is now
We looked at all First Amendment cases involving expression ... And what we did was we coded the outcome of the case, whether the courts then favored the First Amendment or not, and then we looked at speaker
Listen to Lord of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange, The Little Prince, and more. If a robot read a novel, how would it feel? You might get a sense from these little jingles. Below are some songs that were
I recently worked with an executive keen to persuade his colleagues that their company should drop a long-time vendor in favor of a new one. He knew that members of the executive team opposed the idea
Introducing a new product is essentially an exercise in persuading people to change their behavior. Many companies try to tackle this challenge by making the functional benefits of the new seem so much
Stephen Dubner (Reuters/Steve Marcus) Stephen Dubner talks about his new book, the problems of journalism and the joy of calling it quits Sarah Gray May 13, 2014 1:25pm (UTC) Stephen Dubner and Steven
The key word is “faith.” Faith, in the words of the King James version, is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” But whether they are sincere or not, why should anyone what
Scientists stimulate the brain with gamma waves and find that they can induce lucid dreaming, in which the sleeper becomes aware of the fact that they're in a dream. Electric currents to the brain can