A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
There’s never been a better cultural moment to capitalize on microlearning.
Contact-tracing apps can be a useful tool for public health, but they have considerable false positive and false negative rates.
SIDS deaths have decreased worldwide, but research has yet to solve this medical mystery.
Fermilab's TeVatron just released the best mass measurement of the W-boson, ever. Here's what doesn't add up.
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.
Mass protests alone are never enough.
This flying car — more properly called an "electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle" — will seat five and fly up to 135 mph.
Developing an awareness of and an appreciation for science is what we all truly need, not what we've been doing.
Smashing things together at unprecedented energies sounds dangerous. But it's nothing the Universe hasn't already seen, and survived.
Where the prime meridian meets the equator, a non-existent island captures our imagination — and our non-geocoded data.
Hubble, our greatest space-based observatory today, is just the beginning. The Hubble Space Telescope has been astronomy’s most revolutionary observatory in history. The stars and galaxies we see today didn’t […]
A federal court ruled that the state of Kentucky was wrong to deny a man's request for a personalized license plate reading "IM GOD." Here's why that's a win against atheist discrimination.
Without these two elements, we’re doomed to fail. In this day and age, it’s virtually impossible to have sufficient expertise to figure out what the complete, comprehensive, scientifically validated truth surrounding […]
Start fighting back against planned obsolescence.
Research reminds us that mild cognitive impairment isn’t necessarily a prelude to dementia.
Physics demands that it couldn’t be any other way. Here’s why. Ask anyone — even someone with no background in science — to name something that Einstein did, and odds are they’ll come back with […]
A wild, compelling idea without a direct, practical test, the Multiverse is highly controversial. But its supporting pillars sure are stable.
The human brain is only the latest chapter in the ancient story of thinking on Earth.
There’s a flowchart if you aren’t sure. It’s a situation that comes up all too frequently: an expert in their field publicly states a conclusion that is thoroughly accepted by the […]
The power of play: our forgotten lifehack.
The idea of gravitational redshift crossed Einstein's mind years before General Relativity was complete. Here's why it had to be there.
The brain appears to remember immune responses, and memories can trigger them to happen again. This might explain some psychosomatic illnesses.
The week-long global protest, which is calling for an end to the age of fossil fuels, is taking place in more than 160 countries today.
Particle physics needs a new collider to supersede the Large Hadron Collider. Muons, not electrons or protons, might hold the key.
There is no rule that will force Omicron or another COVID variant to become less deadly over time, but there is reason for hope.