The British economic anthropologist Jason Hickel proposes "degrowth" in the face of recession.
A new study on mice showed that ginger may counter certain autoimmune disorders such as lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.
As important as his Nobel Prize-winning technical accomplishments was his ability to communicate to the public.
At 35 light-years away, it’s also the 2nd coolest, 2nd widest planet ever found. Despite discovering more than 4000 exoplanets, most remain obscure. Although more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets are known, […]
Our inaugural special issue is focused on progress — the search for, the study of, and the project towards a better world.
Russia's cyberattacks against Ukraine have been prolific and ongoing for several years. The future of war may begin in cyberspace.
An antibody produced by llamas seems particularly effective at neutralizing a key protein of the novel coronavirus.
The Netflix show about a Birmingham crime family and their personal demons concluded earlier this month.
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 […]
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
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Reduction is an approach that has been successful in science but is not itself synonymous with "science."
If you see a political movement embodying all of these traits, watch out.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
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 […]
Growing marijuana in large, climate controlled warehouses is good for production but has a massive carbon footprint.
Maybe eyes really are windows into the soul — or at least into the brain, as a new study finds.
Before gunpowder was introduced to the West, medieval Arabs devised grenades using crockery.
Physicists propose using time crystals to bring about a quantum computing revolution.
Journey to the West is rightly considered one of the most influential novels ever written, but the real reason for its success may be its charismatic poster-boy: The Monkey King.
"The surface is no longer a record of every impact the moon has ever had, because at some point, impacts were erasing previous impacts."
How do you get usable phosphorus into a system? A new study suggests lightning can do the trick.
Any alien civilization that grows to span an entire planet would spark the same effects that we have. So, what do we do about it?
Research has shown the benefits of mindfulness, but the current mindfulness craze cannot deliver on its overhyped promises.
Masks are great, but what happens when we try to throw out a billion masks at once?