The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear
'Orphan drugs' with high price points are being tested as treatments for COVID-19. There's a better way to spur low-cost innovation for new drugs.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~9 min
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AI algorithms can solve hard problems and learn incredible tasks, but they can't explain how they do these things. If researchers can build explainable AI, it could lead to a flood of new knowledge.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther gives a boost to diversity in STEM – a Black engineer's take on personal and professional inspiration
The late Hollywood star celebrated being young, Black and gifted, both on screen and off.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~8 min
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The iconic American inventor is still a white male – and that's an obstacle to race and gender inclusion
The story of the invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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Similar arrangements already support the National Park Service, the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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Society has never faced more pressing challenges. Researchers are investigating how monetary prizes can help focus innovators' attention, creativity and investment on finding solutions.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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COVID-19 vaccines: Open source licensing could keep Big Pharma from making huge profits off taxpayer-funded research
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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