At what point does spending billions on rocket technology seem irresponsible to those suffering on Earth?
There’s an enormous evolutionary advantage for flamingos to stand on one leg, but only physics explains why. Of all the natural marvels unique to planet Earth, the diversity of the living […]
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has cancelled an upcoming trip to an economic conference in Saudi Arabia amid the controversy involving missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Ketamine is showing promise in alleviating suicidal thoughts.
Forget Copenhagen, Many-Worlds, Pilot Waves and all the others. What you’re left with is reality. When it comes to understanding the Universe, scientists have traditionally taken two approaches in tandem with […]
Many of the world's favorite records weren't really recorded by the artist on the label.
Colorado and Oregon are leading the charge.
Self-actualization is a great goal, but how easy is it to actually reach?
A single thought experiment reveals a paradox. Could quantum gravity be the solution? Sometimes, if you want to understand how nature truly works, you need to break things down to […]
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If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, consider these 10 gifts, good any time of year! One of the hardest things when it comes to holiday shopping is to find […]
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.
Other tech unveiled includes a (somewhat creepy) AI personal photographer, new VR gear, and a very affordable mini assistant.
It’s the 1st observed psychedelic-caused molecular changes inside human neural tissue.
New research shows that bilinguals learn more efficiently and multitask better as well.
Much news on the Internet is very similar to the dangerous "yellow journalism" of history.
There’s useful science to be gotten out of it, but most science that mentions it is anything but. “There is a voice inside of youThat whispers all day long,‘I feel this […]
There are only two events in the universe that defy the laws of physics: black holes and the Big Bang, and while scientists try to explain them, crucial evidence may be eaten up in the meantime.