The apes taught sign language didn't understand what they were doing. They were merely "aping" their caretakers.
The first personality tests revolved around assessing people’s reactions to ambiguous and often unsettling images. Today, the gold standard is a barrage of questions.
It uses radio waves to pinpoint items, even when they're hidden from view.
Ultimately, this is a fight between a giant reptile and a giant primate.
A famous explorer's doomed ship is finally found 107 years after it was lost to the Antarctic deep.
Please stop calling our Sun an "average star." It is philosophically dubious and astronomically incorrect.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
From forecasting stock prices to diagnosing disease, Swarm AI enables better group decisions.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
A food safety researcher explains another way to know what’s too old to eat.
The researchers consumed a lot of wine while watching 15 seasons of the show.
When we look at the night sky, we may see junk instead of stars.
One theory for catatonia is that it is similar to an animal's “death feint.”
Solving the supply chain crisis before the global economy tanks is going to require many creative approaches. Flexport’s Ryan Petersen has one that just might work.
In New Zealand, ambitious Kiwis want to launch a lawn mowing business; in South Africa, it's cooking gas refills. Start-up dreams vary widely.
While there is more to North Korean cinema than meets the eye, the country’s film industry ultimately amounts to little more than a mouthpiece for the ruling Kim dynasty.
He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football...
From the Notre Dame to Buddhist statues, dozens of irreplaceable artifacts are destroyed every year by both man and nature.
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
GPT-3, which features 175 billion parameters, just might fool you in a conversation.
The Swedish Academy honored the writer for his uncompromising inquiry into the lasting consequences of Africa’s colonization.
Outrage is a useful emotion that helped our ancient ancestors survive. Today, it leaves us feeling angry, tired, powerless, and miserable.
Some intellectuals use charisma and deception to obscure the holes in their arguments. Here is how to see through their smokescreen.
Scientists watch as mice mouse around an onscreen maze.
It might be good for your memory.