By missing out on chance encounters and observations that jolt 'a-ha' moments, new ideas, big and small, go undiscovered.
Rigid rules could stifle creativity in children.
Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.
The NZ government's "Keep it real online" campaign has gone viral, so what was the secret of its success?
Public figures, authors, artists and journalists have long written about their experience of dying. But why do they do it? And what do we gain?
Machines mostly innovate on narrow dataset, which limits their creativity.
Is it possible to plan for the unforeseen? Some basic principles allow careful preparation to be reconciled with quickly shifting circumstances.
The story of the album, which was released 40 years ago, is a classic tale of how bands struggle with unchecked egos and competing visions.
Many rely on David Gonski's ideas to shape the future of education policy. But his recommendation of personalised learning is a scripted, rigid version of education that will take us backwards.
As comparisons are made between the finances of private and public schools, investment in a creative education for all should be prioritised.
Finding your creative space with meaning.
It was once seen as a public menace – now, skateboarding is a global sport that empowers young people to improve their cities.
Memorising poetry is a kind of long-term investment. To take a poem with us so we can truly know it, we must know it by heart.
Scholars link the emergence of the term boredom to European industrial modernity, and the standardization of time, repetitive labour and development of leisure time associated with it.
From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
In a new research study, more than 900 people from around the world explain the challenges and benefits of microdosing LSD and psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
There is a long list of bands that fell apart over artistic differences. But conflict between band members – and even some creative sledging – can be crucial to making better music.
Autistic and artistic, you can be both.
The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
Playing with imaginary friends in childhood is linked to being more creative as an adult.