The emergence of life in the universe is as certain as the emergence of matter, gravity, and the stars. Life is the universe developing a memory, and our chemical detection system could find it.
We've been somewhat lucky in the past...
Space planes could radically lower the cost of spaceflight.
Many organizations are just scratching the surface of what their talent is capable of, but reskilling programs help unlock untapped potential.
Although equal parts Hollywood blockbuster and Putinist propaganda, "Trotsky" still manages to capture the good, the bad, and the ugly of Russia’s revolutionary past.
Peer coaching can play a key role in building resilient, high-performing teams, while allowing remote workers to connect with one another from afar.
Social isolation, back pain, and screen fatigue getting you down?
Be more like Goldilocks.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Suppose that fetuses are persons. Since pregnant people are too, how should conflicts between them be settled?
The scientists are headed "straight to the FDA" to begin human trials.
The key is finding which lifestyle suits you best: hedonic, eudaimonic, or experiential.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature.
Society treats teenagers as if they’re a problem to be solved, but the truth is that we have to prepare them to solve our problems. It’s time that we change the narrative.
Join Radiolab's Latif Nasser at 1pm ET today as he chats with Malcolm Gladwell live on Big Think.
People appear to have no qualms about sharing their locations, struggles, and relationships online.
Break into London Zoo? Illegal, but it would improve the London Circle Walk
There's still hope for implicit bias training, research shows.
Hippocrates overturned conventional wisdom and invented modern medicine.
If our goal is to effect the greatest possible progress, what would it look like to approach this holistically? What might need to dispositionaly in how we approach solving our most important problems—at an individual level, a community level, or at a civilizational or global one? We asked our experts to think big picture about how what new thinking would be required to create a larger pro-progress framework.
Psychologists often view relationship power imbalances through three unique dynamics.
The most feared sexually transmitted disease (STD) of the last half-millennium was usually named after foreigners, often the French.
Bears, chimps, or humans? A track of five poorly preserved footsteps at Laetoli has puzzled paleontologists for decades. Now, a research paper from Nature claims to have solved the mystery.
Not all stress is created equal.