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The opening lines of Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News lay bare the culture of denial in the US.
Halley’s comet only visits every ~76 years, but its meteors arrive twice each year. The most famous comet of all — Halley’s comet — returns to our inner Solar System every ~76 years. Halley’s comet […]
The unfamiliar landscape of America's medical past is marked by bizarre incidents, forgotten breakthroughs and selfless sacrifice.
The definitive answer requires better, unbiased data. Despite all the advances that have occurred in human history, one extraordinary puzzle still remains right in our own backyard: we aren’t sure how […]
The Crab Nebula goes back to 1054, opening a window into our cosmic past. On July 4, 1054, Chinese astronomers recorded a “guest star” in the Taurus constellation. A ‘guest star’ […]
Buildings don't have to be permanent — modular construction can make them modifiable and relocatable.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Increasingly sophisticated automation technology can save big money for banks by paring down the workforce.
A clip of this disingenuous documentary is making the rounds.
"For decades, a national anti-cruelty law was a dream for animal protectionists. Today, it is a reality."
One silver lining of the pandemic: The value of common sense, facts and rational decisions increases.
As soon as you start thinking about energy and gravity, you’ll realize the need to go beyond it. When it comes to a science like physics, theoretical expectations must always be […]
Senator John Sidney McCain III, who died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at the age of 81, is lying in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.
Flattening the curve on panic and disinformation.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has cancelled an upcoming trip to an economic conference in Saudi Arabia amid the controversy involving missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Haley, who's at times been both a supporter and critic of the president, reportedly "shocked" White House officials by announcing the end of her two-year tenure as a U.N. ambassador.
In an unprecedented summit on Tuesday, North Korea has pledged to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, though the vague promise comes with significant concessions from the U.S.
Crazy Rich Asians is the first film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years. It is also a bonafide success, both financially and culturally. Inspired by its fanfare, Big Think looks at seven other films that shook American society.
Brett M. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of three women who's accused him of sexual assault, are due to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
The NFL is known predominantly for its players’ display of athletic prowess. But you’d be surprised to know that many of these same players are incredibly smart. Here are some of the smartest NFL players ever to have graced the league.
U.S. Supreme Court justices receive lifetime appointments to the bench, but many wonder if indefinite terms do more harm to our legal system than good.
With his 51st Oscar nomination for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, composer John Williams has mastered the craft of the film score.
Is it a super-secret place for the global el33t? Or is it just a bunch of n00bs masquerading as true h4x0rs?
West delivered an impassioned speech on American industry and transport, even pitching a high-tech plane to Apple.
"Sports is war minus the shooting," said George Orwell. So far, however, a thawing of tensions between North Korea and South Korea has been the big political story of the 2018 Olympic Games.
Think we’ll just responsibly choose more fuel efficient vehicles, and the market will take care of the rest? Good luck with that. Since the first oil crisis of the 1970s, there […]
While pejorative stereotypes have been properly cast aside, the question remains whether there is a fundamental difference between how Eastern and Western societies are configured.
When Shoshana Johnson decided to join the military, her intention wasn’t to make history.
In honor of John Glenn, here are some of the most badass things that happened in space that you might not know about -- but totally should.