Hope springs eternal.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
Best in class: Denmark and Uruguay. Worst in class: Papua New Guinea, Venezuela, and Russia.
SETI is no longer just a guessing game.
More than 200 years ago, scientists tried to figure out how bats navigate in the dark (or without eyes). This set in motion a series of events that led to the development of ultrasound as a form of psychotherapy.
Deaths of despair are skyrocketing in the U.S., while at the same time, they are falling in other wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong?
The Netflix show about a Birmingham crime family and their personal demons concluded earlier this month.
The Earth Return Orbiter is part of a long-term mission to search for ancient alien life on Mars.
About six minutes after the heart stops, the brain essentially dies.
Diplomacy is war by other means.
Long before Alexandria became the center of Egyptian trade, there was Thônis-Heracleion. But then it sank.
Was this a moment when humans interbred with Neanderthals?
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
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Physicist Frank Wilczek proposes new methods of searching for extraterrestrial life.
Astrophysicists calculate the likely number of civilization out there capable of communicating with us.
And Dr. Jill Tarter never once lost her composure. One of the most fascinating questions in all of science is: “are we alone?” Since our distant ancestors first gazed at […]
Life arose on Earth very early on. After a few billion years, here we are: intelligent and technologically advanced. Where's everyone else?
Need to isolate? No problem! This philosopher is keeping the world posted on his isolation routine by Facebook.
Being ahead of the curve can be a dangerous place. These 7 thinkers were driven from their homelands over it.