Instead of insisting that we remain "free from" government control, we should view taking vaccines and wearing masks as a "freedom to" be a moral citizen who protects the lives of others.
Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
We've only seen Uranus up close once: from Voyager 2, back in 1986. The next time we do it, its features will look entirely different.
Being mortal makes life so much sweeter.
By taking Satan out of the religious context, storytellers explored the nature of sin in new ways.
The revolution is already happening.
Business leaders know they must prepare for technological upheavals in the years ahead. But keeping up-to-date on new technologies—to say nothing of understanding their complexities and forecasting those shifts—is an […]
In hell, we assume a position of moral superiority, looking down over the sinners and the poor decisions that led them to this wretched place. In heaven, Dante is looking down upon us.
China's dominance of the rare earth metal industry is part of its overall geopolitical strategy.
The famed German filmmaker offers his thoughts on reading during Eric Weinstein's podcast.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
In his new book, "The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power," Jacob Helberg outlines the brewing cyberwar between Western democracies and autocracies like China and Russia.
A "seafood mafia" is plying the waters between India and Sri Lanka to satisfy China's appetite for an increasingly rare delicacy.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Until about a decade ago, only two habitable zone planets of any size were known to astronomers: Earth and Mars.
Whether they’re gas giants or rocky planets makes all the difference for life. Over the past 30 years, we went from not knowing if there were planets like ours around other […]
Can reading increase empathy and charitable thinking?
If our nearest star has an Earth-like planet, here’s how we’ll see it. As seen from up close, the signs of not only life, but our intelligent, technologically advanced human civilization […]
Only 8 worlds make the astronomical cut as planets. Here are the 10 fascinating bodies that didn’t make it. Astronomically, bodies within the Solar System must achieve three criteria in order […]
The Nazis actively searched for Atlantis, seeing it as important to their mythology.
Researchers evaluated the best and worst ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in a recent report.