Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. Author Margaret Atwood on genomes in the cloud, Bob Dylan's Nobel prize, the elusiveness of dead authors, and why technology's a three-edged sword.
Just as the collective ruckus of science deniers hits its peak, Netflix announces a date for 'Bill Nye Saves the World', a heroic new show that will answer the most pressing science questions of our era.
This study reminds us that we are stardust, operating under the same laws as any other form of matter.
The feud between some of the Rockefellers and ExxonMobil has intensified.
Mark Zuckerberg insists the future of virtual reality will put "people first." The development trajectory of the technology tells another story.
Scientists at University of California, Irving stumble across the secret to long-lasting rechargeable batteries.
There may be some connection between excessive shopping and hunger, and some researchers think it can extend beyond grocery stores to non-food items.
Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, a case involving a Muslim woman whose headscarf, or hijab, disqualified […]
Kip Tindell, CEO of the Container Store, explains the secret to maintaining honor and integrity while also being a top-notch salesperson.
Kip Tindell, featured today on the Big Think homepage, is CEO of the Container Store. He's also an evangelist for integrity-based sales and brand-building through sales rather than marketing.
What do “Yesterday,” “Satisfaction,” “My Generation,” “The Sound of Silence,” “California Girls,” and “Like a Rolling Stone” all have in common? They were all hits in 1965, the year author Andrew Grant Jackson calls “the most revolutionary year in music.” In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, Jackson weaves a fascinating narrative of how popular music and social change influenced one another to create a year memorable not only for great music, but also for great progress in American culture. In this whirlwind tour of multiple genres of music as well as multiple pressing political issues, Jackson states a compelling case for 1965 as a key turning point in American music and society as well as provides a mirror for how music and society interact today, 50 years later.
If you have an upcoming interview or presentation in front of your colleagues, the best advice is not to "keep calm and carry on," despite popular wisdom.
The Catholic Church has long regarded itself as a bastion of religious ethics. While it is undeniable numerous charitable efforts and organizations have arisen thanks to its emphasis on its […]
There have been many supernovae in the Milky Way seen over the past 2,000 years, but nobody ever saw the most recent ones! Image credit: NASA/CXC/NCSU/K.Borkowski et al. “When I […]
In the midst of all that devastation, there were two technologies that literally shone: microgrids and cogeneration.
Chip Wilson is the yoga world’s Rob Ford. While the Lululemon founder has not been caught smoking crack, it seems that whatever comes out of his mouth sends him further […]
Where the first atoms in the Universe — the progenitors of all the normal matter that makes up everything we know — came from. “I see a lot of new faces. But, you know the […]
The astronomy video blogger Tony Darnell explains why conspiracy theories about COMET ISON are nonsense, but that a meteor shower might be expected in 2014.
Venezuela has passed a landmark labor law for stay-at-home mothers. Full-time mothers will be able to collect a pension, in recognition of “non-salaried work traditionally done by women.” Meanwhile, in […]
This week’s unveiling of Leo Villareal’s The Bay Lights (shown above), the world’s largest LED sculpture running along 1.8 miles of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, shone a light on more […]
Do you live on your own edge? Living on the edge is exactly what inspired, highly motivated people aspire to always do. Last December, I went to the grand finale […]
New research confirms previous studies that linked childhood stress with higher levels of cardiovascular disease. Now researchers will look for the underlying biological mechanism.
“What does it look like to you?” asked the Boston Fox News affiliate on its Facebook page in regards to a mural (shown above) by the Brazilian street artists Os […]
Stories from scientists, dream clubs and even people who have committed crimes while sleepwalking.
S. rarely says much about current events when we get up in the morning. But today she was visibly agitated over the visual of the group, comprised largely of white […]