Invention vs. Innovation

“Invention” and “innovation” are familiar terms that have important implications for anyone interested in developing an idea. These days, they get tossed around a lot, and are subject to widespread misuse despite people claiming to understand the concepts they...

Strange Discoveries Celebrated by Ig Nobel Awards

Just because something is impractical, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t recognize its merits. That’s the philosophy behind the Ig Nobel Awards, which celebrate the most bizarre and humorous of scientific discoveries—like, for example, the physics of ponytails. Cutting...

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