Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh is the Globe’s Ideas reporter. He writes about new research and thought coming out of academia. He was previously a reporter at the New York Observer.

Latest stories

Does money buy better politicians?

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

Boston’s City Councilors wants to give themselves a raise — and some experts say they’ve got the right idea.

The bias fighters

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

Psychologists are testing ways to reduce unconscious racial prejudice — not just in the police, but in all of us.

What ‘age segregation’ does to America

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

From grade schools to senior villages, we now spend much of our lives on separate generational islands. Can we reverse the trend?

Can a robot be too nice?

By Leon Neyfakh , Globe Staff

Smart machines need the right “personality” to work well—and experts are finding the best choice may not always be what we think we want.