Smiling makes us feel happier. If you strike a superhero pose, you’ll feel more assertive and confident in your abilities. We all have a limited pool of self-control that can […]
Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York is the kind of film that makes you laugh and cry at the same time.
The metaverse may leave us perpetually unsure whether the people we encounter are authentic or high-quality fakes.
One study says reduce red meat consumption; another says enjoy. Which should we believe?
Move over SSRIs, Advil is on the way.
The author of "Auroville: The City Made of Dreams" talks about the difficulties of establishing (and writing about) utopian societies.
There’s a million things we haven’t done. But just you wait. The Universe as we know it began some 13.8 billion years ago with the onset of the hot Big Bang. […]
Twenty years ago, Nintendo asked America to try to catch 'em all. We still haven't (legitimately) captured a Mew.
Harvard's Steven Pinker makes the case that excessive political correctness can be damaging to society and lead to the growth of radical opinions.
Frank Ostaseski is a Buddhist teacher and leading thinker in end-of-life care. This is what he's learnt about appreciating life while you have it, and being truly present.
Some patients who went through gender reassignment surgery reported feeling just as out of place. A few were even suicidal.
Think Again - a Big Think Podcast With Experimental Philosopher Jonathon Keats on Buckminster Fuller, Vicarious Sex, Taboos and How to Get Around Them
The Co-founder and Chief Science Officer of MetaMed Research dissects the many faults of modern medicine and explains the impetus for founding his own company that offers personalized medical research.
Recently a good friend told me over a pint in our local pub that he hadn’t been able to sleep a wink for two nights. He’d been left traumatised by […]
George Will used an apt phrase to describe the policy options toward Syria. When faced with universally bad choices, he opined, “Don’t just do something. Stand there.” Better to do […]
Over at Atlantic Wire, Evan Selinger is wondering about a potential downside to augmented reality technology: What if people want to tune augmented-reality tech to their prejudices? Specifically, he imagines […]
We live in an increasingly visual society, in which our lives are now catalogued as a flood of images – everything from where we traveled to what we had for […]
Today, I had the dubious pleasure of discovering that one of the research associates working at the MIT AgeLab has 1392 unread messages in his primary email inbox. 1392! As in, […]
The idea of forgery resonates more than ever today in a culture in which "the open exchange of ideas has been rebranded as piracy."
The polarized state of American politics has once again brought speculation and claims about a rising tide of anti-science in America and an attack on reason. The prominence of such […]
When researchers asked runners to repeat a specific phrase in their heads, like "push," the runners performed substantially better than they had prior to the intervention.
Somewhat predictably, several pundits and commentators have framed Thursday’s Pew survey as supporting an all too common yet misleading “fall from grace” narrative about the place of science in society. […]