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.

Latest stories

Brainiac

Big Data: 95,767 participants

By , Globe Staff

This assessment aimed to understand how much salt is healthy.

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: Sidewalk urinals

By , Globe Staff

Paris took an unusual step to prevent public urination.

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: Upside-down Tinder

By , Globe Staff

This Tinder user came up with an unusual way to try and get matches on the app.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Can the Supreme Court be saved?

By , Globe Staff

We need to deal with the deeper issue: the politicization of the highest court in the land.