Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules.
Elite organizations tend to get conspiracy theorists going.
Faraday’s law of induction was set forth in 1834, and was the experiment that led Einstein to discover relativity. When we think about Einstein and the theory of relativity, all […]
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.
Average waiting time for hitchhikers in Ireland: Less than 30 minutes. In southern Spain: More than 90 minutes.
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What qualifies someone for the top position in American government?
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Psychology professor Jean M Twenge argues that teens are suffering elevated levels of depression and loneliness, and their phones are to blame.
Who are the new black atheists and what is behind their recent growth?
Research shows that the U.S. has more food allergies than other nations though it’s not clear why. The good news: For one of the worst allergies, peanuts, there’s promising news.
Experts assess the strengths and weaknesses of the North Korean military in a potential conflict.
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One of the most famous quantum physicists of all makes his mark in space, 80 years after first predicting it. “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed […]
A minister misspeaks - and accidentally creates an entire Latin American country
The US Air Force and DARPA are even working on laser shielding. That’s right. Force fields.
Cheetahs and giraffes have been placed on the conservation "red list" due to collapsing populations.
Democracy is happening like never before, and it's exploiting our deepest fears and failures.
No doubt you've heard one of these arguments given as a reason against gun control. Problem is, it's very dubious logic.
The standard line against painter John Singer Sargent goes like this: a very good painter of incredible technique, but little substance who flattered the rich and famous with decadently beautiful portraiture — a Victorian Andrea del Sarto of sorts whose reach rarely exceeded his considerable artistic grasp. A new exhibition of Sargent’s work and the accompanying catalogues argue that he was much more than a painter of pretty faces. Instead, the exhibition Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends and catalogues challenge us to see Sargent’s omnivorous mind, which swallowed up nascent modernist movements not just in painting, but also in literature, music, and theater. Sargent the omnivore’s dilemma thus lies in being too many things at once and tasking us to multitask with him.