Marc Filippino

a tightrope walker in France

The tie between rationality and intelligence isn’t that strong


You might be the smartest person in the room. But at the end of the day, are you the most rational?

Kara Miller meets with Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services patient Louisa Solano to talk about what’s on her iPod.

Can music improve your health?

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at The Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York, Sept. 20, 2017.

Why CEOs are becoming activists

A rat's head rests as it is constricted in an opening in the bottom of a garbage can in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, Oct. 18, 2016.

To control rat populations, birth control may be more effective than poison

A house in Levittown, NY.

Levittown and the rise of the American suburb


Is bipartisanship dead? Not in Alaska.


Bipartisan cooperation has historically been a rarity in US politics, but Alaska is showing how it can be done.


The political lines that divide us


Can states change a system controlled by the people in power meant to keep them in power?

surf practice

Why practice rarely makes perfect


Dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s is one thing. But mathematician Eugenia Cheng says obsessing over perfection leads to a lot of wasted effort.