If you ask your maps app to find "restaurants that aren't McDonald's," you won't like the result.
What's especially bizarre about the McGurk effect is that knowing you're being duped doesn't correct your perceptions.
The truth is out there.
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
Australian researchers figure out a new way to apply extreme pressure and squeeze out diamonds.
Popular media often frame scientists as having a cold, sterile view of the world. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Cold War meets Star Wars in this cut-away of a 1950 “rubber bubble,” the first line of defense against nuclear sneak attack.
It has been 50 years since an American has claimed the title of World Chess Champion. Will it ever happen again?
Any dataset that can be quantified over time can be turned into a contest that is both exciting and (a little bit) enlightening.
Many first-hand accounts from the golden age of piracy were grossly embellished, meaning it's extremely difficult to separate Blackbeard the legend from Edward Thatch the person.
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
Experiencing too much pleasure and not enough pain may yield counterintuitive consequences.
The quadratic formula isn't just something that teachers use to torture algebra students. The Babylonians once used it to calculate taxes.
"I suddenly woke up one day and thought, you idiot, you are letting your life fade away, you have got to do something."
The replication crisis has debunked many of psychology’s fair-haired hypotheses, but for the marshmallow test, things have only become more interesting.
Best in class: Denmark and Uruguay. Worst in class: Papua New Guinea, Venezuela, and Russia.
Seismic data from 2016 reveals a rare bi-directional boomerang earthquake.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Many thousands of different genetic variants are responsible for complex behavior.
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature.
A new study collected 500 data points per second. Handwriting won out.
The treatment is here, but are we ready?
A new study shows that anxiety has been rapidly increasing among young adults in the U.S. from 2008 to 2018.