Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, discusses methods of big data analysis that can indicate not just correlation but also causality.
The key to using technology for social impact at scale lies somewhere between doing the same thing better and true disruption.
A venture capitalist argues that the liberal arts are at the heart of the best technology.
Technological innovations have the potential to transform education, but only if they encourage a more active learning environment that fosters critical thinking.
Addressing non-urgent, lasting conditions such as poor eyesight can help unlock the full potential of the developing world.
To propel young folks to the polls, a political organization mixed Web 2.0 tools with social science savvy.
Can environmental sustainability be supported by genetics? In this audio interview, Craig Venter, a pioneer in genetic research, discusses some of his key discoveries that are advancing the state of science in genomics and synthetic life. He shares how, in his current work on DNA programming and building synthetic organisms, he is using the building blocks of life to approach society's most pressing problems such as energy and food.