Malignant discrimination remains a problem in society, but it’s one we’ve improved upon compared to its historic highs—or, rather, lows. Interracial marriage, to pick one example of progress, used to […]
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
The natural wonders of Mauritius include the spectacular sight of an underwater waterfall. Here's the science of how it works.
The chariot survived ancient eruptions and modern-day looters to become a part of the world heritage site.
The researchers hope to develop a no-trace plastic to curtail marine pollution and ghost fishing.
At first blush, the damages done by sexual harassment seem obvious. Make that incredibly obvious. Such behavior exposes our organizations to legal consequences and the subsequent financial fallout. And in […]
Light-emitting tattoos could indicate dehydration in athletes or health conditions in hospital patients.
Unless you plan to try again in 6,800 years, this week is your shot.
Stems cells have always been pretty amazing.
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How can we learn from the lessons of the past and build a better future?
‘Fast Optical Bursts’ will confound ground-based astronomy. As of 2021, planet Earth is currently experiencing the least pristine night sky in recorded history. Prior to the development of artificial lighting, […]
An overabundance of this particular protein make mice anxious and is found in human OCD patients.
Are dark matter and dark energy both two sides of the same coin? When it comes to the Universe, what you can easily see isn’t always reflective of all there is. […]
Forget about the terawatt lasers we're making on Earth. This natural one is thousands of times more powerful than the Sun.
Is the “big freeze” our inevitable fate, or can dark energy save us? When we look out at the Universe today, we see sources of light practically everywhere we look. In […]
New research suggests parenthood helps couples tune into each other's minds and emotional states.
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 […]
Being aware of this issue is a big first step in helping vulnerable communities (such as those struggling with addiction) combat relapse during this pandemic.