A new study finds even babies can discern who leads and who bullies.
Chris Hughes earned nearly half a billion dollars after co-founding Facebook. Now he's arguing for fairer wages in the form of a $500 monthly 'social dividend' for low- and middle-class Americans.
From the history of LSD to the origins of hip-hop, these 10 documentaries will educate and inspire.
A new quiz by the University of California reveals just how much carbon your diet is creating.
On September 27, 1972, scientists performed the first test of Bell’s inequality. God does play dice with the Universe, after all. One of the most puzzling and counterintuitive aspects of quantum […]
The U.S. has been in a state of continuous armed conflict since 2001, yet Congress has not declared war on a country since 1942. How have several presidents managed to keep sending troops without a declaration of war, and what does this mean for the American people?
Three years after the Charleston massacre, the 'Lost Cause' is still honoured throughout the South – and beyond
The Plasmodium Consortium seeks to get answers to America’s problems from slime molds.
"At times, it seems as if we are condemned to try to understand our own time with conceptual frameworks more than half a century old." Historian Niall Ferguson says it's time for an update.
Americans are, often with justification, regarded as not being versed in philosophy. This is a shame, as the United States and the colonies that proceeded it have produced many great thinkers
Storytelling isn’t an escape from reality, it’s a deep dive into it.
Last week, the crew found themselves in the mirror Universe. Here’s what science has to say about that. Star Trek: Discovery entered their midseason hiatus on a terrific cliffhanger: they had […]
"The starting point for understanding inequality in the context of human progress is to recognize that income inequality is not a fundamental component of well-being."
Everyone encounters stereotypes. But what you do afterward says something about you
His use of the drug may have inspired Dr. Timothy Leary.
Here are this week's top comments on Big Think content from across the Web.
The persistent dream of a “gay utopia” is one of the constants in gay and lesbian historical imaginings over the last 200 years. But is it real?
Denying the possibility of immoral actions may be the very basis of our society.
We’re taught that the most massive stars in the Universe all die in supernovae. We were taught wrong. Create a star that’s massive enough, and it won’t go out with a […]
Since the March for Science was planned, it's been mired in controversy from both supporters and those who think it's politicized.
Regardless of truth, the best storyteller wins: how else could a quarter of Americans, many struggling financially, ‘relate’ to a billionaire real estate mogul?
Compelling evidence makes the case for both the Steppe and Anatolian Hypotheses.
A solution to the problem of internet trolls may evolve that will protect us from them, but also from the free exchange of ideas.