Watch the plasma slide down the prominence like a roller coaster! Our Sun, despite it’s outward appearance as a perfectly hot sphere, is anything but uniform. When take a closer look […]
Results from an experiment using the Large Hadron Collider challenges the accepted model of physics.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
With change management training, learning and development leaders can help their talent avoid the common pitfalls that stall transformation.
One of the best-known allegorical depictions of love has a rather pessimistic male twin.
Any alien civilization that grows to span an entire planet would spark the same effects that we have. So, what do we do about it?
65 million years ago, an asteroid strike caused the 5th great mass extinction. Could we save Earth, today, from a similar event?
Why do Black newborns have a relatively high mortality rate in the U.S. — and how does the race of the doctor factor in?
As a doctor, I am reminded every day of the fragility of the human body, how closely mortality lurks just around the corner.
The renowned magician recently joined Big Think CEO and cofounder Victoria Brown for a wide-ranging discussion.
On the list of animals at risk are several endangered species.
An antibody produced by llamas seems particularly effective at neutralizing a key protein of the novel coronavirus.
We need more and better data to know, but that’s exactly what’s coming. Over the past few decades, a number of important advances have helped revolutionize our picture of the Universe. […]
1859's Carrington event gave us a preview of how catastrophic the Sun could be for humanity. But it could get even worse than we imagined.
The FAA is not amused by flame-throwing drones.
The Big Theoretical Physics Problem At The Center Of The ‘Muon g-2’ Puzzle In early April, 2021, the experimental physics community announced an enormous victory: they had measured the muon’s magnetic […]
What happens when simulation theory becomes more than a fascinating thought experiment?
Russia's state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom denies the allegations.
If you forgot to defrost your turkey, definitely don’t put it in a deep fryer. Every year, households all across the United States face a troubling dilemma with no good solutions: […]
What leads people to believe in "chi" attacks and "no-touch" knockouts?
Daniel Bryan is a "heel" who might sincerely believe in some of the things his persona is known to say.
A definition of death is surprisingly malleable, leading to complications when it comes to organ donation.
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 […]