Like witchcraft, "racecraft" refers to a kind of magical thinking — one that treats race as if it were scientifically meaningful.
Urinating in the direction of NATO’s staunchest opponent could cost you $350 or more. For world peace, aim wisely.
The apes taught sign language didn't understand what they were doing. They were merely "aping" their caretakers.
From 1974 to 1978, the chimps of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania were at war with each other, the first time conservationists saw chimps engage in calculated, cold-blooded killing.
This representation of the Bamum kingdom is a rare example of early 20th-century indigenous African cartography.
To Vladimir Putin, a young KGB colonel at the time, the decision was a colossal mistake.
It follows a well-worn playbook for North Korea.
Three out of four Russians accused of witchcraft were men.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is often labeled a quintessential Spanish artist, but his allegiance may well have lied with the French Enlightenment instead.
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.
William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
A Nazi institute produced a Bible without the Old Testament that portrayed Jesus as an Aryan hero fighting Jewish people.
The internet has made it easier than ever to keep in touch with our exes. For people in relationships, that can cause problems.
Some question the ethics of sanctions aimed at cancelling Russian art and culture and punishing ordinary citizens.
This is a time for family and friends to gather, watch the full moon and eat mooncakes and other delicacies.
Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
The more horror we consume, the harder it becomes to find a good scare. These genuinely unsettling movies should get you in the mood for Halloween.
Germany finds itself once again allowing a murderous dictator to run rampant in Europe, though this time it is due to incompetence and technophobia rather than malice.
Your brain is remarkably good at mapping out physical spaces — even if it's an imaginary space like Hogwarts. But how does the brain do it?
At very high and very low temperatures, matter takes on properties that open up an entire Universe of remarkable new possibilities.
Many first-hand accounts from the golden age of piracy were grossly embellished, meaning it's extremely difficult to separate Blackbeard the legend from Edward Thatch the person.
Will and Ariel Durant were praised for their ability to look at the big picture without losing sight of its little details, even if they did miss some of them.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
The German thinker wrote both treatises and songs. He approached each form of expression with the same level of interest.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.