Justice is not blind to beauty.
Sometimes, new combinations of preexisting things revolutionize life.
Humans are particularly prone to shiver when a group does or thinks the same thing at the same time.
What was the universe like one-trillionth of a second after the Big Bang? Science has an answer.
One god stands for order, logic, and reason. The other stands for chaos, madness, and drunkenness. Nietzsche thinks you need both.
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
In fact, the maximum human lifespan has barely changed since we arrived.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Evolutionary success is not about the number of one's children, but one's grandchildren: the children need to survive and pass on their genes.
What makes someone hypersane?
Consciousness expert Michael Graziano on what, if anything, makes us uniquely human.
The summit of Europe's most active volcano is also the world's only decipoint.
You can become a tree or even the soil supporting it.
The remote volcano Raikoke just erupted after nearly 100 years of silence. Here’s why it matters. On June 22, 2019, a volcano that had been dormant and inactive for nearly a […]
Even though 18,000 species are discovered and named each year we are still losing ground, writes the College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
In the age of genetic testing, the contents of a small white envelope can tell you your future.
The "Kindness Diaries" author recounts an inspirational story of generosity that changed his life.
Sex may be enjoyable, but in evolutionary terms, it's a very difficult way to reproduce.
Author and TV host Leon Logothetis shares an inspiring story from his world travels about a homeless man who welcomed him with an open heart.
Photographer Ansel Adams, whose beautiful black and white landscapes full of mountains still grace both museum and office walls, called fellow photographer William Mortensen “the anti-Christ” for what he did […]
The top 10 pictures from a Russian cosmonaut you’ve never heard of. Image credit: NASA, Space Shuttle Atlantis, during mission STS-132. “We came all this way to explore the Moon, […]