The top of Mauna Kea is the ideal physical site for this new, ready-to-be-built telescope. But that’s far from the only concern. For many years, astronomers have looked forward to a […]
It’s been demonstrated that women are more attracted to men with attitudes of benevolent sexism. A new study asks why.
The game is afoot! It seems Shakespeare borrowed language from his contemporaries more directly than we previously realized.
When we call something ugly, we say something about ourselves – and what we fear or dread.
Rapper Meek Mill is stuck in jail, caught in the U.S. justice system’s perpetual probation trap that keeps a disproportionate number of black people in America incarcerated.
Results are among the strongest evidence yet for “spooky action at a distance.”rnrn
Most marriages end in resentment. Why should longevity be the sole marker of a successful marriage?
What does it really mean when something is "Dickensian"? Or "Kafkaesque"? Sometimes these words are overused to the point where they lose their meaning. Here's how these and 6 other words got their origin.
If we don’t invest in learning about the Universe, we aren’t going to learn very much. Every ten years, the field of astronomy and astrophysics undergoes a Decadal Survey. This charts […]
“No great genius has ever existed without a strain of madness.” -Aristotle
A recent study looks at whether collective apologies on behalf of countries may inspire hope that can lead to reconciliation.
Consider carefully the words of Willy Loman and Maya Angelou.
Sex is everywhere in Greek and Roman art.
Polymaths are people who have excelled in diverse pursuits, and several of those polymaths left us with some very practical advice on how to succeed.
Astronomers trace the origin of repeating radio bursts from deep space to a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years away.
Life may not be a rarity after all, but the result of a certain set of conditions.
Physicists propose that violations of a fundamental law of physics in early stages of the universe are responsible for the mysterious dark energy.
Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. In this extra feisty episode of Think Again - A Big Think Podcast, actor and author William Shatner and host Jason Gots take sides on whether or not it's a dog-eat-dog world out there.
You’ve never seen a rogue planet like this. “Other galaxies like Andromeda are shooting these ‘spitballs’ at us all the time.” –James Guillochon, coauthor on the new study Black holes don’t […]
A universal basic income (UBI) policy could change how we evaluate the meaning and quality of work in our society.
Actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke discusses what qualities make a good artist, and why it's important to be accept ridicule for taking risk on the path toward artistic success.
Sotheby’s will auction off 380 pieces from Bowie’s collection later this year. The collection is “eclectic, unscripted, [and] understated,” according to Sotheby’s European chairman Oliver Barker.
It’s not appealing to authority that’s the problem; it’s the false authorities and what comes next if you accept their nonsense. “When a scientist says something, his colleagues must ask […]