In "Off the Edge", journalist Kelly Weill dives down the strange rabbit hole of the flat-Earther community.
Undiagnosed brain disease or divine inspiration? The origins of the French composer’s most provocative composition remain up for debate.
Exceptionally high-quality videos allow scientists to formally introduce a remarkable new comb jelly.
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
It's not the caffeine; it's the people.
On the largest scales, galaxies don't simply clump together, but form superclusters. Too bad they don't remain bound together.
555-million-year-old oceanic creatures share genes with today's humans, finds a new study.
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.
Fractal patterns are noticed by people of all ages, even small children, and have significant calming effects.
The German-American cartoonist introduced the idea that Santa Claus traveled with a sleigh and reindeer.
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
This world map shows how the rest of the world LOLs. In France, you MDR; in China, you 23333.
Can a war be won from the air? A group of renegade pilots in the 1930s thought so.
Solving the supply chain crisis before the global economy tanks is going to require many creative approaches. Flexport’s Ryan Petersen has one that just might work.
It’s the early 20th century, and you are the captain of a ship. A barquentine specifically—three masts and a coal-burning steam engine in her belly. She’s a sturdy and capable […]
When the mutual relatives of two royal families died, the countries were likelier to go to war.
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Can we end world hunger by 2030? Thanks to a new program, the data for it is all there.
When we try to recreate simpler versions of natural ecosystems, we invariably make mistakes, argues author and biologist Rob Dunn.