Augustine's theology came to define Christianity, but there was a rival theology.
From boosting empathy to improving therapy, virtual reality is poised to change our ideas of the self.
How the brain decides what to store and what to forget.
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
How we handle grief largely depends on our worldview. Here is how three famous philosophers handled the certainty of grief and despair.
Both journalists have put themselves in danger to shed light on corruption and abuses of power in their home countries.
Mice will even run on a wheel in nature. Pheromones help inspire that behavior.
Commodus lived the anti-Stoic life, pursuing lust, narcissism, and self-indulgence.
The pieces don't represent an army, they stand in for the Western social order.
There is a lot of truth in the ancient wisdom found in almost all religions. Love really is the answer to most problems.
Milgram's experiment is rightly famous, but does it show what we think it does?
Some question the ethics of sanctions aimed at cancelling Russian art and culture and punishing ordinary citizens.
Anastasia lives alone in perfect harmony with nature – or so the story goes – and nature serves her devotedly.
There are billions of potentially inhabited planets in the Milky Way alone. Here's how NASA will at last discover and measure them.
Hippocrates overturned conventional wisdom and invented modern medicine.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Singapore is a breeding ground of truly green buildings.
Parental anxieties stem from the complex relationship between technology, child development, and the internet's trove of unseemly content.
There are so many problems, all across planet Earth, that harm and threaten humanity. Why invest in researching the Universe?
Despite being raised in a screen-lit world, today's children make and maintain friendships as well as past generations.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
That's five more unicorns than the previous three years combined.
An article in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry raises questions about the goal of these advocacy groups.
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.