The current model of China manufacturing cheap goods for American consumers could soon be history. In the meantime, the human cost of the transition to the robot economy continues to be deeply disturbing, as evidenced by the ongoing drama at Foxconn.
Innumeracy, in a data-driven age, means ceding control and understanding of an substantial chunk of yourself – your online reputation, the scores that colleges and employers use to screen out undesirable candidates – to others.
Think of finance and management expert Zvi Bodie as the benevolent, numerate uncle you never had.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Americans know today is a watered down version of the force that he once was.
High tech gadgets developed for the developing world.
Donating money to worthy causes is important, but how can we make sure we are giving to the right organizations?
Chinese students are attracted to American universities, but what can be done to keep their skills in the country after graduation?
It was a year ago that Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globe Awards and joked The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) accepts bribes. That joke certainly ruffled some feathers since a former HFPA publicist had just charged in a lawsuit that the association had accepted "payola," bribes ...
The brain is hardwired for storytelling. What stories give us, in the end, is reassurance. And as childish as it may seem, that sense of security – that coherent sense of self – is essential to our survival.
Sabermetrics shows us that every time Tim Tebow touches the ball he costs his team points in comparison to the performance of the average NFL quarterback. And yet, he wins.
In each generation, our most brilliant thinkers lay the foundations on which lesser lights will build a new, bloated bureaucracy of the mind. Can experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats help us break the cycle?
The latest X Prize competition was unveiled to "develop a mobile solution that can diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians."
Like any good gimmick, the so-called Doomsday Clock, an invention of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is meant to grab your attention. No, scientists have not discovered a way to accurately measure our distance in time from the end of the world. What they have done is convened a distinguished ...
The conservative conundrum regarding the Romney candidacy is the result of our plurality voting system that isn't flexible enough to accurately measure voter preferences. While this system is adequate for a head-to-head race, it is deeply problematic when there are multiple candidates.
Mitt Romney and Dennis Kucinich agree on very few things, but both agree New Hampshire deserves to keep its status as the first primary in presidential nominating contests. Why New Hampshire?