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Are Big Cities Still A Primary Engine For Scientific Innovation?

It used to be that if you wanted to be an inventor or a scientist, it helped to be around other inventors and scientists, which could mean working at one of a handful of elite universities in a big metro area. New research questions whether big cities are still a primary engine for innovation. NPR’s social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam sat down with our colleague David Greene to explain what they found.

Click here to read more (and listen) to this October 7, 2015 NPR post by Shankar Vedantam.

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