Many people perceive the struggle to understand our Universe as a battle between science and God. But this is a false dichotomy.
“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past?” Steinbeck writes.
William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
The mediocrity principle is often used to make claims about the abundance of life across the universe, but these claims are likely unfounded.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
Undiagnosed brain disease or divine inspiration? The origins of the French composer’s most provocative composition remain up for debate.
Bring not a bagpipe to a man in trouble.
Da Vinci dreamed up a helicopter 400 years before they actually existed. Now, engineers have brought his design to life, but with a twist.
On Earth, carbon can form millions of compounds, while silicon is largely stuck inside rocks. But elsewhere, silicon could form the basis of life.
Big Think has launched a line of apparel and goods that celebrate the life and work of four geniuses.
But most city dwellers weren't seeing the science — they were seeing something out of Blade Runner.
Words of wisdom from H.P. Lovecraft, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Dr. Temple Grandin, Hannah Gadsby and more.
A physicist creates an AI algorithm that predicts natural events and may prove the simulation hypothesis.
OCD sufferers cannot trust past experiences, making the future even harder to manage.
It’s all well and good to discuss how our humanity evolved – but what even is humanity?
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
What will it take to conquer our immemorial space dream?
Famous inventors and scientists submission to the daily grind
Even with leap years and long-term planning, our calendar won't be good forever. Here's why, and how to fix it.
The laws of physics aren’t changing. The Earth is. When it comes to any physical science, we know that the fundamental rules governing how the Universe works remain constant with time. […]
Leap years will only get us through the next few thousand years before we have to fix it. With every year that passes, we assume that two separate things will both […]