Ideas Writer and Editorial Writer

David Scharfenberg

David Scharfenberg is an editorial writer and staff writer for the Globe’s Ideas section. He previously worked as a reporter in the Globe’s State House bureau. A graduate of Brown University, he has written for The New York Times and The Providence Journal and was a radio reporter at WBUR in Boston.

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Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: Space flight as a penthouse perk

By , Globe Staff

When trying to sell a condo for $85 million, this investor had to get creative.

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Innovation of the Week: Jaywalking deterrent

By , Globe Staff

Officials are testing out a new approach at one of this city’s busiest intersections.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Why we’re told to ‘stand up straight!’

By , Globe Staff

Considering the curious power of posture, from ancient Greece to Hogwarts.

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: The 0.5k race

By , Globe Staff

It’s all thanks to the Society for Lazy and Carefree Runners.