Identity politics has become a highly contentious element within modern political discourse. Those who support this approach believe it bolsters the presence and power of those who would otherwise be […]
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Participants were also more likely to see God as old than young, and male rather than female.
A study finds a link between intolerant attitudes among some Americans and support for anti-democratic measures and army rule.
The Achilles heel of AI is an inability to discriminate between sources of knowledge that are trustworthy and those that are deceitful and manipulative.
Timothy J. Burger has penned a fascinating article for Politico highlighting several gay men who worked in George W. Bush's administration, most of them in the closet the entire time. The piece provides a glimpse into their lives and their allegiance to a president they couldn't help but support.
Enjoy the inauguration of Barack Obama, Democrats: it may be the last opportunity to cheer a president from your party for quite a while.
As Obama and Romney attack each other for waging “class warfare,” a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows how little anyone really knows about the largest block […]
Do stubborn people actually win? Maybe the reason they take such an aggressive approach every time is that it works, says Steven Pinker.
Most of us are more worried this week about digging our cars out of drifts in snowmaggedon’s wake than we are about mitigating summer heat, but the National Center for […]
When the great American tradition of the road trip meets the great Jewish tradition of the deli, we get the Great American Deli Schlep.
Anything, good or bad, about Henry Ford can be contradicted — except his ambition and his work.
What creates our private, inner universes is still a mystery.
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
To date, only one research vessel has ever encountered a milky sea.
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.
Among history’s many thought leaders, Plato may sport the most impressive resume of the bunch. The Athenian philosopher founded the Academy. His Dialogues are required reading at every institution of […]
The brightest object in the night sky, our Moon is an unmistakable sight. The brightest object in the night sky, our Moon is an unmistakable sight. The Moon, in a […]
An elephant at the Bronx Zoo has become a cause célèbre for animal rights activists.
Is CRISPR the solution?
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
How an environmental theology class opened my eyes—and mind—to my biblical responsibility.
While the blockbuster franchise might have given us a distorted view of science's capabilities to address species extinction, new research might come close to "resurrecting" lost species' DNA.
ISS astronauts and NASA satellites capture amazing photos of the Raikoke volcano eruption.
The world of things and the world of aliveness.
Yes, life exists in our Universe. No, that statement doesn’t equal science. Imagine you’ve encountered a natural phenomenon you want to understand better, but don’t have the tools to do so. […]
Recently, "the London patient" became the second person in history to be cured of HIV. Now, "the Düsseldorf patient" appears to be the third, with the possibility of more on the way.
Americans say we value free speech, but recent surveys suggest we love the ideal more than practice, a division that will harm more than it protects.
Sticklers, pedants, and English teachers love to correct your grammar, but they can put their red pens down when it comes to these six folk errors.
Crazy Rich Asians is the first film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years. It is also a bonafide success, both financially and culturally. Inspired by its fanfare, Big Think looks at seven other films that shook American society.
What are the health and environmental effects of electric night light?