The quadratic formula isn't just something that teachers use to torture algebra students. The Babylonians once used it to calculate taxes.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
The cartoon heard 'round the world and what happened after.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
The semiautonomous could help to protect officers, but some are concerned about how exactly police plan to use it.
The film becomes the story of the making of the film. From his Monty Python days to now, Don Quixote is a metaphor for Terry Gilliam's whole career, and for his 30 year project of making a film about a film about the knight of the woeful countenance. We talk about Muppets, time, and basically everything else two humans can talk about.
The robotics company is allowing select companies to lease the semi-autonomous robot.
When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
An immune molecule sometimes produced during infection can influence the social behavior of mice.
In his book, Earth Emotions, Glenn Albrecht coins "psychoterratic."
We can all learn from these tips from Brad Pitt, Anne Hathaway, and more.
The Big Think+ team is thrilled to present 20 brand new videos! How does an astronaut bridge cultural divide? This month, take new perspectives on the interesting world we work […]
With the death of Markeis McGlockton, the debate over stand your ground laws has reignited. Proponents believe they make us safe, while opponents claim they encourage vigilantism. While a consensus may be inconclusive, studies suggest such laws aren’t as effective as their drafters intended.
What’s Eminem doing in Missouri? Kanye West in Georgia? And Wiz Khalifa in, of all places, North Dakota?
“To promote the development of a commercial asteroid resources industry for outer space in the United States and to increase the exploration and utilization of asteroid resources in outer space.”
There are a lot of aspects to leaving an “anatomical gift” which one might find surprising.
New study suggests chronic sleep-deprivation causes overactivity in the brain’s self-cleaning mechanism, leading to the destruction of healthy cells.
Are we about to make a breakthrough to go beyond black holes? Here’s what it means if we do! “It’s becoming clear that in a sense the cosmos provides the only […]