Being more creative doesn’t require a ‘Muse.’ It’s about pairing intelligence and imagination.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
Haters and disrespect aside, fruitcake is still a robust American tradition.
Preventing scurvy is not just a problem in the Antarctic.
When Olympic athletes perform dazzling feats of athletic prowess, they are using the same principles of physics that gave birth to stars and planets.
The paradox of tribalism is that humans need a sense of belonging to be healthy and happy, but too much tribalism is deadly. We are one tribe.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
Alexandre Dumas' famous anecdote about Fake News in the 1800s has a surprising twist.
Learning styles are supposed to help learners take ownership of their education, but research doesn’t back up this well-intentioned myth.
Big Think's co-founder and CEO, Victoria Montgomery Brown, offers six pieces of advice to founders in her forthcoming book.
People often incorporate lessons from fictional stories into their beliefs, attitudes and value judgments, sometimes without even being aware that they are doing so.
Here are 10 physics courses you can take now with some of the best experts in the world.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Delaying or refusing vaccines for non-medical reasons is literally a killer choice. When it comes to issues at the intersection of science and society, there are all sorts of things that […]
The companies launching satellites aboard the SpaceX rocket hope to revolutionize the Internet of Things.
The Israeli historian has plenty to say.
Today, there is a crisis of trust in science. Many people – including politicians and, yes, even presidents – publicly express doubts about the validity of scientific findings. Meanwhile, scientific […]
AI may help organizations overcome unconscious biases in hiring and increase diversity.
What could religion learn from cable television? A surprising amount, seeing as the younger generations are turning away from both in huge numbers.
Think we’ll just responsibly choose more fuel efficient vehicles, and the market will take care of the rest? Good luck with that. Since the first oil crisis of the 1970s, there […]