An analogy explains the greater fool theory: You don’t have to run faster than the bear to get away; you just have to run faster than the other guy.
When you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to miss it.
Bite into a miracle berry and you'll perceive intense sweetness — but only after you eat something acidic, too.
There are many things in life that cannot be improved with greater effort. Sometimes, life requires that you step back.
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
What responsibility do social media companies like Twitter have to free speech? It depends on whether they are "landlords" or "publishers."
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
Earlier this month, Big Think sat down with filmmaker Jason Sussberg of Structure Films to discuss We Are As Gods, a new documentary produced by Jason and fellow filmmaker David […]
The psychology of alien contact largely revolves around the concept of "otherness." We need to learn to be comfortable around strange things.
In scientific theories, the Multiverse appears as a bug rather than as a feature. We should squash it.
Is there such a thing as a heroic personality type?
What's especially bizarre about the McGurk effect is that knowing you're being duped doesn't correct your perceptions.
Break into London Zoo? Illegal, but it would improve the London Circle Walk
GPT-3, which features 175 billion parameters, just might fool you in a conversation.
In "Off the Edge", journalist Kelly Weill dives down the strange rabbit hole of the flat-Earther community.
Remaining silent is being complicit.
A thief left her phone at the scene. The victim took over her social media, sparking a wild internet-sleuthing saga
What started as a viral case of public shaming has morphed into a dark story involving internet sleuths, a criminal network, and the suspicious death of a 62-year-old man in St. Louis.
There were at least eight other human species, some of whom existed for far longer than we have. Who were they?
The ethical debate over zoos is going to grow louder. There might be a solution that involves robots.
Moral panics about the content of children's cartoons and other forms of entertainment have a long history.
For many people, a challenge to their worldview feels like an attack on their personal identity.
Just as human beings diversified so that people in Asia look different from people in Europe, so too did their microbiomes.