A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Why, exactly, don't you trust that person's opinion?
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
People around the world, mostly Generation Z, are obsessed with the look and feel of gothic, elitist universities. Why?
The Swedish Academy honored the writer for his uncompromising inquiry into the lasting consequences of Africa’s colonization.
"I suddenly woke up one day and thought, you idiot, you are letting your life fade away, you have got to do something."
Cranston won his second Tony Award for portraying Howard Beale in the play Network.
Thou shalt not conclude “aliens” from insufficient data. When it comes to what’s out there in this Universe, perhaps the only thing that’s greater than our cosmic ignorance is the […]
Avi Loeb says it’s aliens. Every other astronomer disagrees. Here’s why. In 2017, an astronomical event occurred that was unlike any other: for the first time, we observed an object that […]
With 14 Tony nominations, HADESTOWN is redefining what a Broadway musical can be. Its creator, songwriter/singer Anaïs Mitchell sits down with Jason Gots to talk about the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, making old things new, and leaving her songwriting cave (temporarily) for the theater.
It's a big, bold plan.
“Just tell me what you want me to do, and I’ll do it.” In her Big Think+ video, “Empower Your People — Conversational Moves for Engaging Your Team in Creative […]
Forget about alien nonsense. The Universe as it actually is doesn’t need any embellishments to be interesting. In our Solar System, the planets, moons, asteroids, comets and other masses are […]
The problem is going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and the decision is all up to SpaceX whether they’ll fix it. On Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020, […]
He goes on and on about ideology, but what does it mean?
The FDA has approved the first drug designed to prevent migraines, a move that could help the four million Americans who suffer from at least 15 migraine days per month.
The Flat Earth community revealed some of its newest theories and breakthroughs at its first convention in Birmingham, England last weekend.
There’s nothing new, recent, or remarkable about it. It’s just a typical cosmic pebble in the galactic ocean. Last year, the interstellar interloper ʻOumuamua passed through the inner Solar System. Originally […]
Anyone can develop a great eye for design, according to the designer who led the team that created the iPod.
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Before Oprah or Martha Stewart, Berg built an empire around her name.
The author of The Purpose Driven Life has a theory about why Paris happened: We haven't accepted Jesus.