Which came first, monogamy or the social contract? Evolutionary psychologists and biologists think the latter.
A bevy of new research is proving wrong many of our preconceived notions about women and sexuality.
There’s a pervasive notion that a monogamous relationship is the ideal. Certainly, that’s what most Americans have been hearing for as long as they can remember. A committed, loving relationship […]
Magnetic monopoles began as a mere theoretical curiosity. They might hold the key to understanding so much more.
Once merely a theoretical curiosity, they might be the key to understanding so much more. Out of all of the known particles — both fundamental and composite — there are a whole slew of properties […]
A strange object found in the desert has prompted worldwide speculation.
Scientific discovery often happens when you least expect it. But no one could’ve expected this. Imagine that you’re a scientist, going out on a limb to design and build an experiment […]
Hasbro is releasing a Cheaters Edition Monopoly that encourages players to get ahead in any way they can.
‘Buy land – they aren’t making it any more,’ said Mark Twain.
Two classic episodes from Think Again's origins, reunited at last.
Religious skepticism birthed the modern world, but its ideologies have largely failed to deliver. Could neuroscience cure the ails of human society?
A groundbreaking study from a Harvard University team suggests that monogamy may be genetically programmed within some mammals.
How open are you to your partner having sex with other people? The answer may depend on your age.
We surprise the world's brightest minds with ideas they're totally unprepared to discuss. This week on Big Think's podcast, we're joined by the legendary musician and spoken word artist Henry Rollins.
When the Western powers colonized Asia, naturally they enforced their own views on sex, gender, and relationships onto the subjugated civilizations. This is from a chapter on ‘Gender’ taken from […]
Can more competition help government services improve?
It disappeared from central London in 1869, after an archeological magazine praised its historical value
At this year’s TED Conference, entrepreneur Elon Musk confidently predicted that, in the end, “solar will beat everything.” All it will take for the solar energy revolution to become a reality is […]