The risk of space debris collisions grows greater every year.
Javelin missiles have been an effective force multiplier, the latter-day equivalent of the sling that David used against Goliath.
Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
Do your kids a favor and give them the gift of philosophy this Christmas.
A fairly old idea, but a really good one, is about to hit the store shelves.
The sacrifices of early astronauts paved the way for Apollo’s successes, and so much more. In all of history, only 24 humans have ever escaped Earth’s gravity. The very first launch […]
How close are we to human teleportation? Successes in quantum teleportation experiments abound.
A black hole punched a hole 15 Milky Ways across in a galaxy cluster’s gas, by far the largest ‘kaboom’ ever seen. The Universe, everywhere we look, is full of cataclysmic […]
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
The independent news collective is teaching a new generation of journalists and citizens to spot the stories in plain sight.
For too long, we've treated racism as a personality trait or a vague systemic menace rather than the result of policies and ideas created deliberately to benefit some groups at the expense of others. As a result, too many anti-racist efforts have collapsed into name-calling sessions, failing to achieve their goals. Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist, sees a better way.
As it turns out, people who can afford to fly all the time use more energy than anybody else.
Discrimination is up across the board.
No matter how controversial or politicized our world becomes, science remains humanity's best tool for figuring out how things work.
There’s so much we don’t know about fast radio bursts and galactic halos. Combined, we get a unique window on the Universe. Deep in space, mysterious signals known as Fast […]
It really is the ‘glue’ that holds the Universe together, enabling structures like our own galaxy to form in the first place. One of the most puzzling and counterintuitive facts about […]
Researchers discover extraterrestrial origins of a chemical essential for human DNA and other cell processes.
In Upheaval, Jared Diamond points out the sad facts of American voter turnout.
Representation matters. Meet five stellar women in physics who were unjustly denied their place in history. Nobel season is now over, with another year in the books of celebrating the scientists […]
Some galaxies might not have any dark matter. Here’s why you should care. There are two assumptions that everyone makes about the Universe for extremely good reasons, but they might not […]
As one of the biggest manmade structures in the sky and at a cost of over $100b, it's the place where the space age dream is still alive.
Hear Carl Sagan as you've never heard him before.
Get ready for images projected in mid-air to start appearing in the next few years.