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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Innovation of the Week: Fried chicken marketing in space

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

“Can you actually launch KFC’s world-famous Zinger chicken sandwich into space?”

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Innovation of the Week: Robo-counselor for couples

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

“Robots don’t judge,” said one test subject.

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Innovation of the week: A pigeon as a drug mule

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Scoring party drugs in Kuwait can be a challenge.

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Innovation of the week: Last rites in space

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

It’s a “shooting star” outer space memorial.

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Extinction is a bummer. Let’s bring back the dead.

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Innovation of the Week: RompHim

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Innovation of the week: Muddy jeans

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The genius of Trumpism

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Innovation of the week: A maze to dodge liquor laws

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Innovation of the week: Digital tombstones

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff