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Robert Fischell invented the rechargeable pacemaker and the implantable insulin pump — not to mention created the precursor to GPS. The 87-year-old shares a peek into his creative process.

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Cities are the the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival will take place. Robert Muggah and Ben Barber spell out the possibilities.

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Biohacker Andrew Pelling has figured out a way to create living, functional biological objects that don’t exist in nature — without deliberately modifying DNA in any way. In one experiment, he uses apples and human cells to make ears. But what? And how? And why? Read on.

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What drives invention? Sometimes, it’s back pain. Here’s how to prime your own creativity to make something new.

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Novelist Young-Ha Kim shares his secret for creative success: stop being reasonable and let your freak flag fly.

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In June, biologist Tony Wyss-Coray described “an absolutely amazing development in aging research.” The implications are huge–and troubling.

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It’s still early days for virtual reality, but filmmaker Chris Milk is bullish about the possibilities. Here, the man who melted the Internet with projects for Arcade Fire and Johnny Cash mulls the possibilities of the medium he’s betting on in a big way.