Experimental archaeology is the practice of recreating past events using knowledge and tools available at the time. Sometimes, it involves elephants.
Long before Christopher and Magellan, ancient explorers voyaged into the unknown and brought home extraordinary tales.
Although saying the wrong thing could often get you killed in ancient civilizations, history shows that the ideal of free speech has deep roots.
Portraiture is one of the most intimate genres in all of painting, and it has reinvented itself many times across European history.
It has been 50 years since an American has claimed the title of World Chess Champion. Will it ever happen again?
There is much more to the Kama Sutra than just sex. It's a guide to anyone wanting more pleasure in life, however they take it.
Did the 20th century bring a breakthrough in how children are treated?
Surprising as it may seem, we are all very good at denial. Negation, however, is a different phenomena.
An experimental study involving 90 heavy drinkers found promising results.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is often labeled a quintessential Spanish artist, but his allegiance may well have lied with the French Enlightenment instead.
Big Think's co-founder and CEO, Victoria Montgomery Brown, offers six pieces of advice to founders in her forthcoming book.
We should care about constitutional rights for all, says lawyer and religious freedom scholar Asma T. Uddin. If they are denied for some, history demonstrates how they may be at risk for us all.
What is the best way to help people who have dementia? Here's a careful examination of the positive role of distorted memories in the preservation of self-defining beliefs and identity.
David Bienenstock has made it his mission to keep the history of cannabis alive.
We're going to have to reckon with our workweek sooner than later.
But we already knew that, didn't we?
Sometimes you have to take the road less traveled.
It's not the act of buying but how you spend money that improves happiness and life satisfaction.
An eighth-grader from the Dallas area in the winner of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling words like condottiere, ankyloglossia, and jagüey.
Being bilingual has cultural, social, and cognitive benefits — so why are schools dropping language courses?
The distance between the American dream and reality is expressed best through literature.
Lots of newspapers endorse candidates, but why? Does it actually help?