Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
Bite into a miracle berry and you'll perceive intense sweetness — but only after you eat something acidic, too.
It's time to put on your listening hat.
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
How far should we boldy go?
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 […]
Sometimes breaking a rule is the ethical thing to do.
What's the point of all that money?
What responsibility do social media companies like Twitter have to free speech? It depends on whether they are "landlords" or "publishers."
Why, exactly, don't you trust that person's opinion?
The ethical debate over zoos is going to grow louder. There might be a solution that involves robots.
A new study suggests that depressed people may prefer a Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan song to one from The Beach Boys or One Direction.
The modern antiracist movement is harming the very people it claims to help, according to the linguist John McWhorter.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
English is a dynamic language, and this summer's new additions to dictionary.com tell us a lot about how we're living.
There are many things in life that cannot be improved with greater effort. Sometimes, life requires that you step back.
Why, exactly, should you die for your child?
If you ask your maps app to find "restaurants that aren't McDonald's," you won't like the result.
Did traditional Chinese thought pave the way for the philosophy of Maoism?
George Washington’s biggest battle? With his dentures, made from hippo ivory and maybe slaves’ teeth
Washington first took the oath of office of the president of the United States with just one natural tooth remaining.
Successful romantic relationships require desire, but that desire doesn't have to be sexual.
Wordle activates both the language and logic parts of our brain and give us a nice boost of dopamine, whether we win or lose.