- Apr 1 20131 minute
The 5 Branding Rules of Attraction
Your brand draws customers to your business. Here are the elements you should consider when designing it.
- Dec 10 201615 minutes
In Defense Of Facts
A new history of the essay gets the genre all wrong, and in the process endorses a misleading idea of knowledge.
- Jan 4 20176 minutes
Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
How Real Brilliance Is Measured
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
- Jan 17 20178 minutes
The Oa And The Dark Side Of Science
Brit Marling discusses the folklore and real-life research that went into her trippy Netflix series.
- Dec 1 20131 minute
The 5 Traits You Need to Dominate Any Industry
Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and then use them in your own quest to greatness.
- Jan 17 20177 minutes
The Limits Of Sugar Guidelines
Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption?
- Jan 8 20174 minutes
Select All: Brian Feldman
Silicon Valley’s Registry Problem Trump’s plan to catalogue U.S. Muslims isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds.
- Sep 19 20161 minute
We Shouldn’t Dismiss People Who Deny Facts
IT’S EASY TO DISMISS PEOPLE WHO believe things that are factually incorrect—that vaccines cause autism, for example, or that climate change isn’t real. But if we really want to change how they think, we need to take an honest look at what’s driving t
- Nov 7 201614 minutes
Decapitate And Chill
The cryonics enthusiasts of Moscow-based KrioRus are freezing heads now, figuring out the whole immortality thing later
- Nov 25 20163 minutes
Does Trump Know More Than The Scientists Do?
Scientists are concerned that Trump could become the most anti-science president ever.
- Jan 9 20172 minutes
The Moon May Be Formed From Many Tiny Moons
New research suggests the moon was the result of a series of smaller collisions rather than a single catastrophe, contradicting a theory that has been widely accepted for over 30 years.
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
The Gay Bar as Safe Space Has Been Shattered
IF OMAR MATEEN SOUGHT NOT MERELY TO END LIVES BUT also to sow terror in the LGBT community, he couldn’t have chosen a more apt target. For decades, gay bars have functioned not merely as watering holes but as community centers. They are—or were, unti
- Oct 16 20161 minute
A Small Ceremony of Unfamous People
JP: I’ve been the pastor here for 20 years. When I came, it was a “don’t ask, don’t tell” church. Then, one by one, longtime members would share their sexuality. That, more than any magic verse in the Bible, began to make it more possible for us to h
- Dec 27 201610 minutes
Are Climate Scientists Ready For Trump?
SAN FRANCISCO—How should climate scientists react to a president-elect who calls global warming a “hoax?” How much should they prepare for his administration? And should they ready themselves for the worst?These questions loomed over the fall confere
- Oct 16 20162 minutes
Gay Rights Happened Slowly; Trans Rights, All at Once
ON JANUARY 20, 2015, President Obama said the word transgender in his State of the Union address. It was only a word—but given that Ronald Reagan refused even to say the word aids publicly until 1985 because he was so disgusted by sexual diversity, t
- May 1 20161 minute
4 Common Sayings in Business Translated -- Finally!
Business is full of clichés. Three successful entrepreneurs turn all that "blah blah blah" into a real advantage.
- Oct 1 20164 minutes
How to Win on 'Shark Tank'
What all 495 pitches say about wowing investors.
- Aug 1 20152 minutes
Don't Just Build a Business -- Build a Business With Soul
You need more than brains to create and sustain a business that has a lasting impact.
- Jun 1 20164 minutes
A Head of STEAM
The case for teaching arts in the Digital Age.
- Feb 1 20161 minute
How Perfectionism Is Sabotaging Your Business
Author and researcher Jane Bluestein explains the problems with chasing perfection, and how to avoid them.
- Dec 1 20166 minutes
How Will Trump Use Science To Further His Political Agenda?
It’s too simplistic to call Republicans “anti-science.”
- Jun 6 20163 minutes
Why Uncle Sam Wants to Know How Many LGBT People Are in America
FOR CENTURIES, BEING LESBIAN, gay, bisexual or transgender in America meant hiding at least part of who you were. The stigma traces as far back as the colonial era, when sodomy was a capital crime. The culture has shifted over time, and recent decade
- Oct 3 20164 minutes
Welcome to Pride Night
Pro sports leagues fly the rainbow flag, hoping to cultivate a new market |“It totally makes sense that teams are being more proactive”
- Aug 1 20164 minutes
When Do African Problems Need African Solutions?
According to the world bank, 12 percent of humanity lives in africa, yet it produces only about 1 percent of global research output. this gap persists because governments don’t emphasize science and t
- Jun 1 20144 minutes
How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?
We asked some of the leading idea people in business to define how new products, technologies and commodities come into being.
- Jan 1 20151 minute
The Future Isn't What It Used to Be
Yes, the future can be scary. But it's also full of opportunity.
- Sep 26 20161 minute
A GENEROUS AND KINDHEARTED TRAILBLAZER, SHE HELPED START A DIALOGUE ABOUT GENDER
- Oct 16 20161 minute
What is the Point of a Quantified Self?
MELISSA DAHL: The Fitbit was introduced at a tech conference eight years ago. It’s kind of incredible to realize that, before then, this idea of the “quantified self” didn’t really exist in the mainstream. JESSE SINGAL: I feel like it’s the intersec
- Sep 1 20132 minutes
8 Ways to Screw Up Your Marketing
You work hard to build a reputation and generate positive word-of-mouth. But are you undermining your own efforts? Consider these common blunders.