History is full of examples of loonshots that have been dismissed by those in the mainstream.
New research has shown that behaviors previously thought to be unique to humans may not really be. Many human behaviors and abilities such as stylistic fashion and the use of fire are starting to be observed in the animal kingdom, leading scientists to question what we thought we knew about animal behavior.
Les Paul and Leo Fender, inventors of the solid-body electric guitar, didn't like what rock musicians did with their instrument, says one author.
Obsessed with work, insensitive, socially detached, and neglectful of family and friends — these may not be the most endearing qualities in a person, but they are just a few of the common characteristics a researcher found when studying some of the world’s most famous and prolific inventors.
Take a look around — you might not be able to see them, but they are everywhere. We are surrounded by forests of bacteria and microbes. And it turns out, that might not be such a bad thing. But our obsession with cleanliness could be.
As China and the US negotiate a trade deal, it's a strategy — not intellectual property theft — that is boosting China's innovation, argues an economics professor.
A computer science professor at Georgetown University says people should be more thoughtful about how they use technology. Cal Newport says users should delete random apps and rebuild their digital lives from scratch 'with real intention.'
Many college graduates struggle to find a job and why employers are increasingly requiring college degrees (or higher) from job applicants. One economist says cutting government funding for education could help fix the problem.
Immigration, borders, economic inequality and nationalism are some of the challenges facing modern-day Europe. Europe’s problems often echo those in the US.
Technology has the power to unite — and divide — us. We look back at what history has to say about tech’s long, complicated and troubled relationship with politics.