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The consensus among most academics is that college students are cheating more today than ever before.
While the Obama Administration was busy foiling yet another terror plot yesterday, the GOP presidential candidates at the debate sponsored by Bloomberg TV and the Washington Post looked like they […]
Dartmouth Republican Presidential Debate Pre-Show, Moderated by Morton Kondracke, to Stream LIVE on Big Think at 5pm EST, with LIVE-Blogging by Peter Lawler
Tonight’s Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College will feature a pre-debate panel discussion, exclusively co-sponsored by Big Think and Dartmouth College. This discussion will stream LIVE right here at 5pm […]
Dartmouth Republican Presidential Debate Pre-Show, Moderated by Morton Kondracke, to Stream LIVE on Big Think at 5pm EST
Tonight’s Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College will feature a pre-debate panel discussion, exclusively co-sponsored by Big Think and Dartmouth College. This discussion will stream LIVE on Peter Lawler’s Rightly […]
Global health pioneer and Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer comments on the vision of his friend Jim Yong Kim, as Kim begins his term as the 17th president of […]
How much we enjoy a conversation can all be a matter of timing — specifically, how long it takes us to respond to what was just said.
Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K448) can help reduce seizures in epilepsy patients.
Mass determines a star’s fate… except when it doesn’t. Supernova events are common, visually spectacular astronomical cataclysms. In 1987, a supernova just ~168,000 light-years away was observed in the Large Magellanic […]
The Field Medal was created to elevate promising mathematicians from underrepresented demographics. But has it followed through on that goal?
Welcome to the 13.8 relaunch, a new Big Think column led by physicists and friends Adam Frank and Marcelo Gleiser.
MIT Professor Sinan Aral's new book, "The Hype Machine," explores the perils and promise of social media in a time of discord.
We may be different in many ways, but the cosmic story is the same for each of us. In all the Universe, you won’t find another planet identical to Earth. Planet […]
It comes from a supernova seen just 33 years ago, and it doesn’t pulse. 33 years ago, a supernova occurred just 168,000 light-years from Earth. This new image of the supernova […]
After 13.8 billion years, there’s still a whole lot that’s changing as time goes on. With each new year that comes upon us, there are a slew of new events awaiting […]
If you’re wondering whether the blast wave or the radiation would kill us first, you’re asking the wrong question. As far as raw explosive power goes, no other cataclysm in […]
The most famous ‘supernova impostor’ of all could have died back in the 1840s. Here’s what we think kept it alive. In all of astronomy, no stellar event releases more energy […]
Without this one ingredient, there wouldn’t be enough ‘glue’ to hold the Universe together. Of all the things in the Universe to be thankful for — the stars, planets, atoms, molecules, and […]
Why I put my body through such grueling tests of endurance.
A new generation is waiting for the whimsy and wit of Dr. Seuss.
Some experts say there's no such thing. I choose to believe there likely is.
A doctor's take on How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Marcelo Gleiser and Alister McGrath discuss truth and meaning in an indifferent universe.
For 100 million years, there was only creation in the Universe. Meet our first moments of destruction. The cosmic story that gave rise to us is a story rife with […]
Adam Frank and Marcelo Gleiser, founders of the popular blog, have landed at ORBITER.
It's not a head-to-head study comparison, since there are major differences, but it might just provide a lot more clues.
In his new book, The Consciousness Instinct, Michael Gazzaniga does a deep dive into the process of consciousness.
Organizations at every level seek to have the best possible leadership within their ranks. They often are willing to spend extra time, money, and effort to train their employees. Having […]
Researchers used the same method that would be employed to detect life on Mars.
Cosmic collision yields bullion by the billions.