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Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth have spent the last 20 years studying baboons’ social behavior. Their most recent discovery? Being ‘nice’ matters.
October 28, 2012, 5:10 PM PDT | By Molly Petrilla
Old-school ad buys look old. The food chain’s new magazine, Dark Rye, is not about food at all.
October 26, 2012, 3:30 AM PDT | By Rachel James
Climatologist Kim Cobb is working to build better climate forecasts.
October 22, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
Experts warn that the era of over-parenting might be creating generations that are insecure and lacking autonomy. SmartPlanet speaks with one such expert, Madeline Levine.
October 19, 2012, 5:14 AM PDT | By Christie Nicholson
Creator of the popular humor website The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman recently turned his talents toward philanthropic crowdfunding, raising $1.37 million for a new Nikola Tesla Museum.
October 15, 2012, 3:31 AM PDT | By Molly Petrilla
Can the secrets behind Disneyland’s facades act as oracle? Where do we draw the line between Disney-fied experience and authentic, noncommercial social interactions?
October 12, 2012, 3:30 AM PDT | By Rachel James
In thinking about powerhouse design cities, Philadelphia might not spring to mind. But the City of Brotherly Love is home to “one of the most important design festivals in the country.”
October 8, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
In reaching its one billion user mark Facebook may be making the world smaller, but why do you still have fewer friends than your friends do? SmartPlanet speaks with math expert Johan Ugander to...
October 5, 2012, 5:15 AM PDT | By Christie Nicholson
Timothy Prestero heads up the social design firm Design That Matters. The recipient of a 2012 National Design Award, he spoke with us about aiding the developing world through design.
October 1, 2012, 2:25 AM PDT | By Molly Petrilla