Chemical changes inside Mars' core caused it to lose its magnetic field. This, in turn, caused it to lose its oceans. But how?
Stress is contagious in relationships – here’s what you can do to support your partner and boost your own health
Stress – and how you manage it – is catching.
What we call "basic research" is actually the most cutting-edge. It underpins knowledge, and without it, technology does not come into being.
The way we imagine and listen to melodies sheds light on imagination.
An elaborate device called the Mechanical Turk defeated Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte at chess. Edgar Allan Poe revealed the hoax.
Quite a lot, actually, even though it has no identifiable value as a scientific concept.
GPT-3, which features 175 billion parameters, just might fool you in a conversation.
In the shadow of the Shard, the mosaics help paint a picture of Roman London.
The weirdest thing about the 21 feet found near Vancouver since 2007? Foul play has been ruled out.
A wild, compelling idea without a direct, practical test, the Multiverse is highly controversial. But its supporting pillars sure are stable.
Earlier this month, Big Think sat down with filmmaker Jason Sussberg of Structure Films to discuss We Are As Gods, a new documentary produced by Jason and fellow filmmaker David […]
The James Webb Space Telescope could help scientists learn about the cosmic dark ages and how they ended.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
The Swedish Academy honored the writer for his uncompromising inquiry into the lasting consequences of Africa’s colonization.
A recent study used fMRI to compare the brains of psychopathic criminals with a group of 100 well-functioning individuals, finding striking similarities.
A team of researchers have discovered the brain rhythmic activity that can split us from reality.
The metaverse has the potential to be revolutionary, for both good and bad. Here is how we can maximize the former and prevent the latter.
Want to delete your social media, but can’t bring yourself to do it? Here are some ways to take that step
Step one, start with a trial separation.
Aptera expects to begin delivering its solar-powered car later in 2022.
Astronomy's roots rest in the very origins of humanity. We have always looked to the skies for answers. We are starting to get them.
The paradox of tribalism is that humans need a sense of belonging to be healthy and happy, but too much tribalism is deadly. We are one tribe.
Reductionism offers a narrow view of the Universe that fails to explain reality.
A rare titanosaur embryo was discovered with its skull preserved in 3 dimensions.
Local researchers identify a striking rainbow-colored fairy wrasse found off the coast of the Maldives as a fish species all its own.
Harnessing the power of emotional intelligence in the workplace can improve both employee and operational performance.
To understand ourselves and our place in the universe, "we should have humility but also self-respect," Frank Wilczek writes in a new book.
The secret to alleviating chronic back pain may be to treat psychological issues like anxiety and repressed emotions.