How To Build a Better TeacherIs firing bad instructors the only way to improve schools? New evidence suggests that poor teachers can learn to be good ones.
The Wisdom of the AilingThe real reason health insurers won’t cover people with pre-existing conditions.
Will You Accept This Digital Rose?How little flower icons could solve Internet dating’s biggest problem.
A Picture of DemocracyHow digital cameras and smartphones might reduce corruption in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Does Health Coverage Make People Healthier?A new study provides a compelling answer to the vexing question underlying the health care debate.
The Highest Form of FlatteryDo knockoff Prada bags hurt Prada—or help the company sell more of the real thing?
Mary Gates and Karen Zuckerberg Weren't Tiger Moms Is the Amy Chua approach bad for the American economy?
You Never Forget Your FirstWhy do voters tend to stick with whatever political party they join when they turn 18?
The New Artisan EconomyManufacturing jobs aren’t coming back. Neither are construction jobs. America’s workers need to learn some new skills to stay ahead.
Private Equity vs. Private JetsWhen firms like Bain Capital buy companies, they often cut jobs. But they also park the planes.
Thanks, TeachA new study suggests that a good grade school teacher can boost college attendance rates, reduce teenage pregnancy, and increase a student’s earning potential.
Weather and WarA new study suggests El Niño may be to blame for nearly a quarter of recent global conflicts.
The Persistence of HateGerman communities that murdered Jews in the Middle Ages were more likely to support the Nazis 600 years later.
When Does Amnio Make Sense?A new study suggests the old rule—test women over 35—isn't just wrong, it's backward.
How Much Do You Think He Makes?Does knowing your colleagues' salaries make you happy or disgruntled?
The Canseco EffectWherever he went, Jose Canseco made his teammates better power hitters. Can statistics be used to find juicers?