May 23, 2013
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change, says researcher Brené Brown in a 2012 TEDTalk.
April 22, 2013
The end of The Swing Era and the beginning of bebop was a consequence of a tax intended for wealthy fans of the big band sound, says Eric Felton.
April 5, 2013
The federal government spends more money each year on cash payments for disabled former workers than it spends on food stamps and welfare combined.
March 21, 2013
The internet’s insatiable demand for words creates global deflation in the value of words, says David Gelernter. This is something we should be worried about.
January 7, 2013
An essay by Gary Gutting contains one of the clearest explanations of the differences between inductive and deductive reasoning I have seen.
December 10, 2012
What happens when police, gangs, and communities come together to address one of America’s most intractable social problems? This strategy truly knocked my socks off.
October 1, 2012
Carole King’s songwriting genius juxtaposed with the genius of talented singers was demonstrated in a recent interview.
September 19, 2012
Sometimes it is days and even months later that I am brought face to face with something that suggests the simple solution that I am looking for.
September 6, 2012
In science, and in dealing with regulatory agencies, we don’t have the luxury of adopting a relativist position to advance a thesis.
March 30, 2012
Each week, the Mathematical Association of America website features a math-related photo.