When you wish upon a star, it probably makes a difference who you are.
From "Thompson's violinist" to the "Experience Machine," these thought experiments will throw your mind for a loop.
Big dreams and big telescopes are back at last, but everything depends on sufficiently funding NASA, the NSF, and the DOE.
Night owl or early bird?
The "overview effect," experienced by astronauts when they view the Earth from outer space, irrevocably changes your perspective as a human.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
The impact of giving up is exactly the same as the impact of denying climate change.
Yes, the robots are coming — but take a breath.
What makes a life worth living as you grow older?
Showcase self taught skills.
Technology holds the promise of a better future, but our footprint on the planet threatens to undo all our dreams and progress. It’s pretty easy to look at the world […]
A study of 323 uprisings against repressive regimes yields stunning insights.
The hard part was keeping the list down to ten.
The persistent dream of a “gay utopia” is one of the constants in gay and lesbian historical imaginings over the last 200 years. But is it real?
Every year, companies try to do things better, to find the most effective way to complete some task or to improve overall productivity. Employee learning programs play a massive part […]
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According to environmental activist and author Bill McKibben, the third world war is well underway: it is a battle between human beings and a changing climate, and the humans are losing. But there's still hope.
I came to the full realization that there is no formula for life. And a perfect job, a house, a business or a spouse is an illusion of our mind trying to bring order to a life that has none.
Last week two articles were published stating that meditation is not necessarily a component of living a spiritual life, as well as that we generally don’t recognize what real meditation […]
An imaginary round table discussion with Anthony Robbins and Gautama the Buddha on being the best we can be. I was musing upon an interesting idea: What would it be […]