All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
The poisoned candy legend is just one way that American fears manifested: as an easily understood threat to innocence.
From gun control to immigration, Americans remain split on a handful of contentious issues.
David Bienenstock has made it his mission to keep the history of cannabis alive.
For the third time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives voted to impeach a sitting U.S. president.
Elite organizations tend to get conspiracy theorists going.
Our attention is more than just a resource. It is an experience.
A study finds a link between intolerant attitudes among some Americans and support for anti-democratic measures and army rule.
The Big Think+ team is thrilled to present 20 brand new videos! How does an astronaut bridge cultural divide? This month, take new perspectives on the interesting world we work […]
Some Democrats and political analysts are calling Trump an ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight felonies.
Being an American president is a powerful but dangerous job, a fact shown by many assassination attempts.
The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula are some of the most famous, and most spectacular, dusty regions of a star-forming nebula ever captured by any telescope anywhere. These […]
For most of us, it’s something we just accept every year. But there’s arguably no good that comes from it. Every year on the second Sunday in March, most places in […]
A new study says some TV viewers are more moral than others. What kind of viewer are you?
The environmental legacy of this generally disgraced President is second to none.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Rolling Stone political journalist Matt Taibbi on the media and political circus of the 2016 campaign trail, the search for happiness, and where we go from here.
If you're looking for the blueprint for a better tomorrow, you'll find it in Rutger Bregman's Utopia for Realists. Its premise is simple: we should adopt a universal basic income plan for all citizens, work less, and open up our borders.
Many past campaigns have tackled unique problems that come with running a repeat candidate. Hillary Clinton, who was defeated in the 2008 Democratic primary by Barack Obama, is the most notable example heading into the 2016 presidential election.
Our observable Universe is finite, and so is the amount of information in it. Here’s what we may never know. “Despite its name, the big bang theory is not really […]
On February 8, 1915, at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation premiered. The fledgling art form of film would never be the same, especially in America, which even half a century after the end of the Civil War struggled to come to terms with race. Now, a century after Birth of a Nation’s premier, America still struggles not only with race, but also with how race plays out on the silver screen. For good and ill, Birth of a Nation marks the beginning of the first 100 years of the American Cinema—epically beautiful, yet often racially ugly.
An extraordinarily simple explanation of the most mind-boggling concept of modern science. “In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.” -Walt […]