Companies can identify you from your music preferences, as well as influence and profit from your behavior.
You are only ever a few days away from your demise.
Like witchcraft, "racecraft" refers to a kind of magical thinking — one that treats race as if it were scientifically meaningful.
Think you can hide your feelings pretty easily?
The largest moon around our last planet didn’t originate with Neptune. When it comes to the moons of our Solar System, there’s only one planet that doesn’t fit in with our […]
Conversation helps sexual satisfaction and desire, especially with partners in committed relationships.
New research suggests that a healthy supply of locally-sourced beer helped maintain the unity of the widespread Wari civilization for about 500 years.
Sometimes lacking proper language is just a failure of imagination.
Are hot dogs or hamburgers the healthier option? It's a question that has plagued many a summer barbecue guest.
The pool of things that "AI Can't Do" appears to be steadily shrinking.
What are you capable of? David Goggins' amazing and grueling feat of persistence shows how tough the human mind can be.
A group of expert geologists declared that a new epoch influenced by human impact has begun.
Thankfully, parents have the power to help nurture and strengthen this part of the brain.
A spate of new studies looks at the lifelong economic impacts of in-utero stress.
Using the location data attached to billions of tweets, these maps indicate where the five best friend words — bro, buddy, dude, fella, and pal — occur most frequently.
To what degree are you allowed the privacy to grieve the loss of a family member? Christos Catsouras found out in October 2006. His 18-year-old daughter, Nikki, died after slamming […]
Across the long distance of a clear Atlantic Ocean, the Blundell Hunter lands on the shore of Old Harbour, Jamaica. The ship had docked two days prior in Morant Bay, […]
A man spends ten years trying to sail home to his faithful wife… A naked foot slides, with mysterious ease, into the prince’s slipper… A girl stands on a balcony, […]
Earlier this year, novelist Jane Smiley contributed an entertaining and provocative piece to Big Think’s “How to Think Like Shakespeare” series. In it she wrote that while composing A Thousand […]