Earlier this month, Big Think sat down with filmmaker Jason Sussberg of Structure Films to discuss We Are As Gods, a new documentary produced by Jason and fellow filmmaker David […]
A Nazi institute produced a Bible without the Old Testament that portrayed Jesus as an Aryan hero fighting Jewish people.
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
The “Euro Night Sprinter” map is utopian, but Europe’s rail future could look a lot like it.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
An algorithm produced every possible melody. Now its creators want to destroy songwriter copyrights.
A computer coder and a lawyer decide they have a right to speak for all the songwriters that ever lived, those who are alive today, and all those yet to be born.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
A recent survey also found that political messaging from the pulpit increased the likelihood of believing presidents to be ordained by God.
Elite organizations tend to get conspiracy theorists going.
At 18 percent of the population, Hispanics account for 67.2 percent of U.S. net homeownership gains.
The rocket reached an altitude of 51 miles, meeting the Federal Aviation Administration's definition of space.
Regan Williams, co-founder of Seen and Heard, wants adults to listen to children.
Is there a way to join an infamous secret society like the Illuminati or Skull and Bones? Or even Disney's secret supper club within Disneyland?
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
What’s Eminem doing in Missouri? Kanye West in Georgia? And Wiz Khalifa in, of all places, North Dakota?
“To promote the development of a commercial asteroid resources industry for outer space in the United States and to increase the exploration and utilization of asteroid resources in outer space.”
With the death of Markeis McGlockton, the debate over stand your ground laws has reignited. Proponents believe they make us safe, while opponents claim they encourage vigilantism. While a consensus may be inconclusive, studies suggest such laws aren’t as effective as their drafters intended.
It's not just for the lols. If you're up for some soul-searching, they need you to contribute to this MIT research survey...
A string of terror attacks across the globe have shaken the world’s most powerful nations to their core. As a result of these tragic events, and the fear-mongering from politicians […]
Kellyanne Conway's recent appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, where she used the dystopian-sounding phrase "alternative facts," sounded eerily similar to George Orwell's 1984 concept of newspeak and doublethink.
The community of microorganisms that live inside of your stomach is one of the most important markers of health, physically and psychologically.
Science may be one of the most complex human endeavors, but the lessons it teaches can be applied far outside of science. “I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single […]