September Buys

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The Simpsons Has Been Tricking You Into Learning Math for Decades | WIRED

It’s no secret that the longest-running American sitcom is also one of the smartest. Academics have pored over <i>The Simpsons</i> for its insights into …

Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark

Imaginative minds have long appreciated the power of dim lighting. New research confirms that when the lights switch off, something in the brain switches on.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Great artists …

Creativity

What is a Genius?

You might think you know genius when you see it but as a new book shows, the very definition and idea has had a fluid history. From the divine to the …

10 World-Changing Innovators for 2012

Tires that maintain their own air pressure. A brain-to-computer interface. Cameras that can see around corners. This year's Breakthrough Award-winning innovators are the brains and sweat behind some of the world's biggest ideas.<p>Tires that maintain their own air pressure. A brain-to-computer …

Engineering

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …