The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Using DNA from samples of extinct flowers, synthetic biologists managed to approximate long-lost floral scents.
You've heard of Stephen Hawking. Ever heard of Renata Kallosh? Didn't think so.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
It’s all well and good to discuss how our humanity evolved – but what even is humanity?
The Portal promises to be a deep dive into the possible.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
New research from the University of Buffalo makes the case for the smartphone.
It wasn’t just the Milky Way and Andromeda two billion years ago. Here in the Local Group, our two largest galaxies dominate: Andromeda and the Milky Way. Our Local Group of […]
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
The solar eclipse of May 29, 1919, was the nail in the coffin of a Newtonian Universe. On May 29, 1919, the world changed forever. For hundreds of years, Isaac […]
Once you start seceding, who's to say where it will stop?
Flame-bearing birds streak out of mythology and straight into science.
Few know about the trillion dollar crime that stole pay raises while weakening our economy. The “lootocrats” and their courtiers are taking us for a ride.
Why do some smart folk spout such bad ideas? Marilynne Robinson says it's because we teach them "higher twaddle.” She's right, but the situation is worse than she fears.
Communication is at the core of any organization’s day-to-day activities. Every email, text, tweet, face-to-face chat, report, phone call, and so on is a part of a business’ communications. Without […]
‘Luck’ is the wrong word. The Universe cooperated, but we gave ourselves the opportunity by being prepared. It was already 28 years ago that the Hubble Space Telescope was launched […]
What does Robert Sapolsky—an "utter, complete, atheist"—think about the persistence of magical thinking in our modern world?
“Scientists should think like poets,” says E.O. Wilson, because new metaphors mobilize new thinking.
The causes of hit products are themselves uncausable. 'Hit Makers' by Derek Thompson explains why we know how to make songs, but not hits.
Here's what the roots of both ends of the word Christmas mean.