A DNA test promises to reveal your hidden history — but is it all smoke and mirrors?
Take a look at the Times Square Totem, the Trafalgar Square Pyramid, and other landmarks that were never built.
It’s all about salesmanship.
Valles Marineris on Mars is 10 times longer and three times deeper than Earth's Grand Canyon.
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
Before Herbert came along and wrote Dune, few if any sci-fi stories were set in fully realized universes.
Or is ‘new space’ created in between the gaps of the ‘old’ space? It’s been almost 100 years since humanity first reached a revolutionary conclusion about our Universe: space itself doesn’t […]
For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training and a way to honor the gods.
We thought the Big Bang started it all. Then we realized that something else came before, and it erased everything that existed prior.
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As the Universe ages, will it eventually fade away entirely? The earliest signal we’ve ever directly detected from the Universe comes to us from shortly after the Big Bang: when […]
We used to think the Big Bang meant the universe began from a singularity. Nearly 100 years later, we're not so sure.
Experts plead with Americans to keep gatherings limited this Thanksgiving, while families devise new ways to celebrate the holidays.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Sure, cosmic inflation has its detractors. But it also has something no alternative possesses: predictions and tests. Perhaps the most compelling part of any remarkable story is its origin: how it […]
For decades, one of the Big Bang’s greatest predictions was shrouded in doubt. The answer was always there on Channel 3. When it comes to the question of how our Universe […]
In science, breakthroughs don’t always begin with a ‘eureka’ moment. Sometimes, the true story is absolutely unbelievable. When it comes to our Universe’s origin story, many competing ideas once thrived. […]
What leads people to believe in "chi" attacks and "no-touch" knockouts?