Mark Ruffalo’s energy campaign offers a powerful model here – one that leverages cultural power, scientific knowledge, and bottom-line economic reasoning to address the kinds of complex, 21st century problems it takes collective intelligence to solve.
Is microdosing magic truffles a way to unlock your creative potential? That's long been anecdotal, but the evidence is coming.
NewSpace is no stranger to challenge, whether above the clouds or in legislation. One particularly ornery obstacle is the US International Traffic and Arms Regulation, commonly known as ITAR. (Please […]
When true paradigm shifts occur, as with Cloud Computing and NewSpace, there is no buzz phrase that is more appropriate, stigmatized as it may be. When examining existing and emerging […]
For anyone out there who is running a company, considering starting a company, or even just managing your own blog – we have a message for you: you can no […]
Welcome to What Not to Think About. On this blog, Big Think’s editors will pick the stories that are making headlines elsewhere but which we encourage you to ignore. Why? […]
The very concept of a "problem with no solution" goes against human nature. But we must accept this harsh reality to have peace in our lives.
Puritanism is not dead yet; the religious assumption of a nuclear family persists. Culturally, we’ve made great gains in same-sex marriage over the past half-decade, yet oddly the roles of women, in workplace pay and as caregivers, have not evolved much. Humans have long confused biology with theology.
The "overview effect," experienced by astronauts when they view the Earth from outer space, irrevocably changes your perspective as a human.
We eat 50 billion chickens every year. Is there a better way?
The rings are raining down onto the planet, and disappearing surprisingly fast. 4.5 billion years ago, our Solar System first formed. Protoplanetary disks, which all solar systems are thought to […]
Hundreds more are documented in Robert Macfarlane's Landmarks.
Why the effects of aging are detrimental to being the U.S. president.
At 18 percent of the population, Hispanics account for 67.2 percent of U.S. net homeownership gains.
The cosmic story of us wasn’t inevitable, but the culmination of many chance events. By the time our planet was four billion years old, the rise of large plants and animals […]
Imagine you had perfect technology and unlimited fuel. How far could you go? Human spaceflight has brought us beyond Earth, but we could potentially venture even farther. The very first launch […]
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
The astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been awarded a special Breakthrough prize for discovering pulsars in the 1960s.
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Even our scientific heroes can’t be right about everything. Let’s learn the lessons that they never did. In the 1960s, a young theoretical physicist named Stephen Hawking rose to prominence as […]