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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Editorial

Mass. should pass gun restraining order bill

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The measure would allow family members to seek court orders taking guns from potentially violent people before they cause harm.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Help us, Fox News. You’re our only hope

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

It’s President Trump’s base that matters, and there’s only one institution that can reach them.

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: Snortable chocolate

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

How far would you go for your chocolate fix?

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: Embedded transit passes

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Fumbling in your bag for your pass can be annoying. There’s gotta be a better way.

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I’m a vegetarian. Bring on the lab-grown meat.

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Innovation of the Week: Better ransomware

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Innovation of the Week: Robo-counselor for couples

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Innovation of the week: A pigeon as a drug mule

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

Innovation of the week: Last rites in space

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff

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

By David Scharfenberg , Globe Staff