The German-American cartoonist introduced the idea that Santa Claus traveled with a sleigh and reindeer.
Big Think co-founder and CEO Victoria Brown breaks down the process of transitioning from founder to boss in her new book, Digital Goddess.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.
Which is good, because if they do, they violate the cosmological principle. In theory, the Universe should be the same, on average, everywhere. A simulation of the large-scale structure of […]
On the largest scales, galaxies don't simply clump together, but form superclusters. Too bad they don't remain bound together.
If galaxies are cities in the Universe, how unfortunate that our ‘cosmic country’ is dissolving. On the largest cosmic scales of all, planet Earth appears to be anything but special. […]
Early reading experiences play an important role in brain development.
Can the duo make plant-based chicken taste "finger lickin' good"?
And does it require the idea of ‘negative gravity’ in order to work? The biggest question that we’re even capable of asking, with our present knowledge and understanding of the Universe, […]
Not all states are feeling the effects equally.
What’s Eminem doing in Missouri? Kanye West in Georgia? And Wiz Khalifa in, of all places, North Dakota?
The Glen McLaughlin Collection brings together more than 700 historical examples of 'California as an island'.
Many of the world's favorite records weren't really recorded by the artist on the label.
There are real problems that our society faces, and only through expert-level knowledge can we solve them. All across the country, you can see how the seeds of it develop from […]
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. […]
The way we represent other genders or ethnicities in literary fiction shows the limitations of our capacity for empathy and compassion.
The picture itself is breathtaking. But what we learn is truly eye-opening. Galaxy clusters, like the massive one captured here by Hubble, PLCK G004.5–19.5, impress not just for their looks, […]
With the right material at the right temperature and a magnetic track, physics allows you to never lose energy. The idea of levitating off the ground has been a staple of […]
For more than 10 billion years, the star-formation rate across the Universe has been plummeting. Here’s the story. Take a look at a wide variety of galaxies in the Universe, and […]
A new study highlights the extent of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Artist David Salle on how even to begin figuring out what "works" in art.
You may have heard of Laniakea, but don’t count on it being real. “It’s the gravity that shapes the large scale structure of the universe, even though it is the weakest […]
The Los Angeles Hope Festival is the celebration and examination of hope and optimism, two paradigmatic mental attitudes that play a vital and influential role in our daily lives.
If you have dreams of space, here’s your guide… to more than just school! “I’m coming back in… and it’s the saddest moment of my life.” –Ed White, at the end […]