Scotty Hendricks is a graduate student and long-time contributor to Big Think. He resides in Chicago.
A new snake becomes Instagram famous after its accidental discovery by a graduate student going on a nature walk in northern India.
Forget little green men: These scientists say we should be more worried about little green germs.
In 2022, the probe will crash into an asteroid while a nearby satellite captures it on camera.
Research shows that psilocybin leads people away from materialism and toward transcendentalism. Apparently, mushrooms teach metaphysics.
From textiles and transportation to chemicals and microchips, a group of researchers proposes a new way to measure the impact of innovation.
If you see a political movement embodying all of these traits, watch out.
A recent discovery pushes back the date on when dinosaurs first engaged in social behavior.
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
Much like computing technology, the Great Red Spot has been getting smaller and faster over the last few years.
A new study suggests that hunting dogs' barks convey emotional information about the animals they see.
American and French troops turned capturing Hitler’s chalet into a game.
How do you recover after an economic apocalypse? It is not what you know, but who you know.
Objective reality exists, but what can you know about it that isn't subjective. According to some neuroscientists, not much.
Life finds a way — particularly if it has a moon.
A study reports that people think those with similar personality traits look alike and vice versa.
Technology designed to listen for atomic bombs can also hear tornadoes.
Bitcoin is often derided as volatile, but a new report suggests there is a method to the madness.
Galaxies can die if their star-making stuff is lost. But now it can find its way back.
The universe's largest seismometer reveals clues about the Gas Giant's interior.
A program in Brazil both helped and harmed. What can we learn from it?