Six denominations share the Holy Sepulcher, but not all between them is peace and love.
Intrinsic religiosity has a protective effect against depression symptoms.
In the night sky for March of 2022, only stars and the Moon, not planets, will greet you. The real show, however, arrives just before dawn.
For many, it was just a successful launch like any other. But for scientists around the globe, it was a victory few dared to imagine.
After a wait of 397 years in orbit, we’re finally getting a truly ‘Great’ Conjunction. Recently, December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn finally met. Looking towards the southwest skies from […]
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
This might help you make it to the end of Herman Melville’s 19th century classic.
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
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The neutrino is the most ghostly, rarely-interacting particle in all the Standard Model. How well can we truly make "beams" out of them?
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.
Drop sodium in water, and a violent, even explosive reaction will occur. But quantum physics is needed to explain why.
For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training and a way to honor the gods.
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A wild, compelling idea without a direct, practical test, the Multiverse is highly controversial. But its supporting pillars sure are stable.
Jonathan Berman wants us to have better dialogues.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Catch Saturn at its biggest and brightest, and view its rings while you still can. Right now, in Earth’s skies, Saturn appears at its biggest and brightest. A view of tonight’s […]
We only detected our very first gravitational wave in 2015. Over the next two decades, we'll have thousands more.
Genetic analysis reveals that a specimen collected in 2019 is the same subspecies as one caught more than a century earlier.
Unfortunately, "less is better" is not a catchy marketing slogan.
Since 1957, the world's space agencies have been polluting the space above us with countless pieces of junk, threatening our technological infrastructure and ability to venture deeper into space.
The Baltic nation rolls out an unlikely tourist attraction: 47 weird ice cream flavors.