High-level official LeClair suppressed her sexuality for decades. Now that she's out, she's speaking up.
Crazy Rich Asians is the first film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years. It is also a bonafide success, both financially and culturally. Inspired by its fanfare, Big Think looks at seven other films that shook American society.
There is no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.
Who are the new black atheists and what is behind their recent growth?
Do you enjoy 'non-traditional sexual relationships'? Then mind where you travel.
Infographics detailing the exporting of live animals from Africa, 2001-2015
"Sports is war minus the shooting," said George Orwell. So far, however, a thawing of tensions between North Korea and South Korea has been the big political story of the 2018 Olympic Games.
Are all those drunk animals on YouTube actually drunk? Zoologist Lucy Cooke examines what's really going on when animals go, er, wild.
Once upon a time, hope meant confronting suffering, not avoiding it. Have overly sugary connotations about hope diminished its true grit?
American food banks are rejecting junk food for healthier fare, and so food corporations are hedging their bets elsewhere.
Twenty-eight seasons ago, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was introduced as the owner of Kwik E-Mart in The Simpsons. He quickly became one of the show’s main punching bags.
In 2016 Americans spent $16.4 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery. What does that say about the health of our psyche?
The community of microorganisms that live inside of your stomach is one of the most important markers of health, physically and psychologically.
The US island territory of Puerto Rico, recently devastated by category 4 hurricane Maria, remains without electricity.
The times in history when science was deadly and dangerous.
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The Los Angeles Hope Festival is the celebration and examination of hope and optimism, two paradigmatic mental attitudes that play a vital and influential role in our daily lives.
Physician Danielle Ofri argues that honest conversation is the most powerful mechanism for healing.
Advances in our understanding of cognitive processes are proving tremendous. When it comes to understanding consciousness, you might say the ghost in the machine is a chemical engineer.
Considering the recent Baton Rouge police shooting, the Middle-Eastern migration crisis, and the spike in extremism worldwide, it seems religion certainly isn’t helping.
The Mexican census looks a little different this year.
Closing in on 35 years since HIV was first discovered, medical science is now starting to see the possibility of a day when HIV will be curable. In fact, new research has developed several possible strategies which could eliminate the virus from the body. But challenges remain.