A DNA test promises to reveal your hidden history — but is it all smoke and mirrors?
Take a look at the Times Square Totem, the Trafalgar Square Pyramid, and other landmarks that were never built.
Valles Marineris on Mars is 10 times longer and three times deeper than Earth's Grand Canyon.
Before Herbert came along and wrote Dune, few if any sci-fi stories were set in fully realized universes.
Or is ‘new space’ created in between the gaps of the ‘old’ space? It’s been almost 100 years since humanity first reached a revolutionary conclusion about our Universe: space itself doesn’t […]
For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training and a way to honor the gods.
As the Universe ages, will it eventually fade away entirely? The earliest signal we’ve ever directly detected from the Universe comes to us from shortly after the Big Bang: when […]
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
We used to think the Big Bang meant the universe began from a singularity. Nearly 100 years later, we're not so sure.
Experts plead with Americans to keep gatherings limited this Thanksgiving, while families devise new ways to celebrate the holidays.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Sure, cosmic inflation has its detractors. But it also has something no alternative possesses: predictions and tests. Perhaps the most compelling part of any remarkable story is its origin: how it […]
In science, breakthroughs don’t always begin with a ‘eureka’ moment. Sometimes, the true story is absolutely unbelievable. When it comes to our Universe’s origin story, many competing ideas once thrived. […]
For decades, one of the Big Bang’s greatest predictions was shrouded in doubt. The answer was always there on Channel 3. When it comes to the question of how our Universe […]
What leads people to believe in "chi" attacks and "no-touch" knockouts?
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If your Universe contains any matter at all, a constant Hubble parameter is absolutely impossible. Our observable Universe is an enormous place, with some two trillion galaxies strewn across the […]
Complex organisms and living worlds couldn’t exist without these transitions. You couldn’t make the Universe we have today if everything were always the same. Although many philosophically favored the idea […]
"I was so moved when I saw the cells stir," said 90-year-old study co-author Akira Iritani. "I'd been hoping for this for 20 years."