The questions about which massive structures to build, and where, are actually very hard to answer. Infrastructure is always about the future: It takes years to construct, and lasts for years beyond that.
Scientists are befuddled by where the shark gets most of its food.
The same (former) NASA engineer who previously claimed to violate Newton's laws is now claiming to have made a warp bubble. He didn't.
There are pros and cons to owning a pet as a marginalized individual.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
1859's Carrington event gave us a preview of how catastrophic the Sun could be for humanity. But it could get even worse than we imagined.
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
And either way, is energy or information conserved? When two things in the Universe that “always” occur meet one another, how do you know which one will win? Gravitational waves, […]
One particular revolution was so important, that at least one historian thinks the 20th century officially began in 1914 and ended in 1991.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
If you think you know how an astronomical nova works, buckle up. You're in for a ride like you never expected.
Not nearly well enough. And we should all be concerned. In 1859, the science of solar physics truly began with the largest eruption in recorded history: the Carrington event. Prior […]
Austro-Japanese aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi later concentrated on plans for Pan-Europe.
Did the Milky Way form by slowly accreting matter or by devouring its neighboring galaxies? At last, we're uncovering our own history.
Does a person still get to be "the honorable" if they are tossed out for not being honorable?
Behind the scenes, Hitler had at least three disastrous relationships, including a short-lived marriage.
Have any of the stars we can see burned themselves out completely? When we look out across the Universe, we’re also peering back in time. In the early 21st-century, we’ve […]
From high school through the professional ranks, physicists never tire of Newton's second law.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Clinical trials by Janssen Pharmaceuticals showed troubling results.
Space planes could radically lower the cost of spaceflight.
For some reason, the bodies of deceased monks stay "fresh" for a long time.
Big Think's co-founder and CEO, Victoria Montgomery Brown, offers six pieces of advice to founders in her forthcoming book.