Online Shinto communities have existed since the birth of the internet as we know it.
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 […]
Spoiler: Microbiomes in space!
We’ve argued over ideology for far too long. It’s time to pick a better route to prosperity. In every civilized society around the world, there’s a trade-off that must be […]
The “Euro Night Sprinter” map is utopian, but Europe’s rail future could look a lot like it.
The Big Bang is our accepted origin of the Universe. But is there another possibility? Since the mid-1960s and the discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the Big Bang has […]
For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training and a way to honor the gods.
Amid such suffering, people need some joy.
James Gillray's 'plumb-pudding' caricature is "probably the most famous political cartoon of all time."
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Once a book is published, who gets to interpret it? Us or the author?
Why do Black newborns have a relatively high mortality rate in the U.S. — and how does the race of the doctor factor in?
A year of disruptions to work has contributed to mass burnout.
In 1966, Disney announced his intention to build Epcot, an acronym for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”
Intrapreneurs tap into the spirit of entrepreneurialism to innovate and find personal meaning at work, but organizations need to celebrate their efforts more.
Though gloomy and dense, Russian literature is hauntingly beautiful, offering a relentlessly persistent inquiry into the human experience.
Halley’s comet only visits every ~76 years, but its meteors arrive twice each year. The most famous comet of all — Halley’s comet — returns to our inner Solar System every ~76 years. Halley’s comet […]
Chess was once blamed for triggering mental health problems, including suicide and even murder. Today, the same is said of video games.
Germany finds itself once again allowing a murderous dictator to run rampant in Europe, though this time it is due to incompetence and technophobia rather than malice.
Is the time crystal really an otherworldly revolution, leveraging quantum computing that will change physics forever?
It's all about the feeding window.
Einstein's "happiest thought" led to General Relativity's formulation. Would a different profound insight have led us forever astray?
An interactive “globe of notability” shows the curious correspondences and the strange landscape of global fame.