In a nod to its addictive qualities, it was first dubbed “Some More.”
If there are human-sized creatures walking around on other planets, would we be able to view them directly?
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
Using cellulose from trees and a synthetic polymer, MIT researchers have created a material that "is stronger and tougher than some types of bone, and harder than typical aluminum alloys."
65 million years ago, an asteroid strike caused the 5th great mass extinction. Could we save Earth, today, from a similar event?
Radar astronomy is nothing new, but a new transmitter may give us unprecedented image resolution.
Scientists discover what our human ancestors were making inside the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa 1.8 million years ago.
The James Webb Space Telescope finally could answer the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.
Life finds a way — particularly if it has a moon.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
A supernova exploded near Earth about 2.5 million years ago, possibly causing an extinction event.
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
Children with pre-existing mental health issues thrived during the early phase of the pandemic.
"Theory of mind" enables all people to naturally infer other people's mental states. Psychopaths don't seem to put much effort into the process.
We seem to have a "progression bias" that nudges us toward pro-relationship decisions and away from breaking up.
If a large asteroid strikes Earth, it has the potential to release an enormous amount of energy, leading to local or even global catastrophes. The strike that led to the […]
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
Big Think's co-founder and CEO, Victoria Montgomery Brown, offers six pieces of advice to founders in her forthcoming book.
If you think life on Earth is hard, wait until you see Mars. If you think life on Earth is hard, try living on Mars. Mars, as photographed from the surface […]
It's not the caffeine; it's the people.
As long as it remains operational, we’ll have a chance to conduct groundbreaking science with it. In the history of spaceflight, only five spacecraft ever launched by humanity possess enough energy […]
A few years ago, the first dark matter-free galaxies were announced, and then immediately disputed. Now, there are too many to ignore.