From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
A space memorial company plans to launch the ashes of "Pikachu," a well-loved Tabby, into space.
The 'People Map of the United States' zooms in on America's obsession with celebrity
Country music deserves better cultural ambassadors.
Americans must choose the middle path, away from the fundamentalist positions on both the right and the left, argues a Washington think tank.
It's hard not to conclude that if you act like a child, maybe you'll learn as effectively as a child, too…
What are the health and environmental effects of electric night light?
An online conspiracy theory about President Donald Trump is now affecting people and politics in real life.
The reward of the doldrums is an uptick, however temporary, in your ability to make rational decisions.
Last month at The New Republic, before that venerable American periodical sadly imploded, Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick wrote an article lamenting that the Supreme Court is increasingly a bastion of elite […]
A USDA scientist accepted a challenge to extend the life of strawberries in the fridge by 50 percent. His solution: LEDs that emitted dim ultraviolet light.
Recent examples from major media outlets targeting harmless individuals demonstrates a major ethical failing – as compassionate persons and responsible writers, commanding a platform. This doesn’t mean writers must never […]
It turns out that Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” gaffe in October wasn’t a gaffe at all: it was, as some observed at the time, a reflection of how the Republican […]
This is a lengthy post but I want to do justice to Adam Lee, Big Think and the arguments. These are my initial thoughts. Fellow Big Think blogger and friend, […]
However hard most political leaders try, almost whatever they do in an attempt to look fashionable and plugged into the real lives of voters, it never seems to quite work. […]
Wine maps are appreciated mainly by the select few who are both cartophiles and oenophiles. Those who are either or neither face a formidable obstacle to cartographic enjoyment, inherent in […]
Do you have to be religious to see a face in burnt toast? Probably not, but believers are more likely to attribute such a face to Jesus (1). Believer in […]
In just a few years, basic microchips will be so cheap they could be built into virtually every product that we buy, creating an invisible intelligent network that’s hidden in our walls, our furniture, and even our clothing.