For decades people have arranged to freeze their bodies after death, dreaming of resurrection by advanced future medicine. Many met a fate far grislier than death.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
43% of people think they can get a sense of someone's personality by their picture.
Consciousness expert Michael Graziano on what, if anything, makes us uniquely human.
Daniel Bryan is a "heel" who might sincerely believe in some of the things his persona is known to say.
Reddit can reveal a lot, depending on how you interpret the data.
Cheddar Man is now complete.
A new study find a connection between having more testosterone and not liking classical, jazz, or avant-garde music.
A new videogame has bad guys that evolve in response to the way you play.
Beijing just had a red alert for air quality for the first time. But what else is it up to?
Compassion comes is five concentric zones, according to this cynical map.
Bill Nye said the Rosetta mission would lead to amazing discoveries we hadn't yet even thought of. He might have been more right than he imagined.
In our very first edition of "Tuesdays with Bill," Bill (with an assist from Kiera) goes back to the beginning and tells the story of how "Bill Nye the Science Guy" came to be.
Researchers have found that there are people who can recall their lives down to the last detail, and there are people who sit on the opposite side of that spectrum.
The former Chief Evangelist steps into Mark Zuckerberg's shoes and explains that if he were CEO of Facebook he would make sure not to alienate users by debasing their social media experience.
No less than 40 percent of us hold the belief that God created the world 10,000 years ago, according to three decades of Gallup surveys. But another survey seeks to delve deeper into Americans' beliefs, and has found, when pressed, our certainty waivers.
From President Camacho to Old Spice and beyond, his muscled comedic brilliance will leave you in stitches! “I call myself the Amusement Park. That’s because I’m funny and scary at […]
Dear Biosphere, While you are well aware of the physical inputs we humans inject into your system, you may be blind to the human politics and polling and psychology about […]
Hamilton Nolan, a Gawker writer I greatly respect but who I’ve disagreed with before, has a new post up regarding using Tweets publicly. I here want to respond to one […]
Do you ever stay up late and then curse yourself the next morning when your alarm clock wakes you up? Jerry Seinfeld has the same problem. He’s got a pretty […]
If you’re an empathetic or a kind-hearted person, how do you protect yourself?
"Americans censure nepotism on the one hand and practice it as much as they can on the other." --Adam Bellow (the son of Saul Bellow)
Guy Kawasaki reflects on how he got his foot in the door at Macintosh because of who he knew, not because of his skill set. Nonetheless, this led to a […]
The Chinese can’t innovate, right? All that rote learning drummed into their cerebellums from birth. Cloning, now that’s a Chinese forte. It makes a comforting chestnut for Americans looking just over the horizon at what the […]
Jonathan Pryce is the complete actor, able to shape-shift, seemingly without effort, from a charming Mephistopheles (Mr. Dark in Something Wicked This Way Comes), to a hapless, heartbreaking everyman (Sam […]
Once again, I’ve gotten enmeshed in a debate on Twitter. This time it wasn’t with a theist, but with two atheists, Daniel Loxton and Reed Esau. It started with these […]
With less than a week to go before the Iowa Caucus, it looks like former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum finally has some momentum. According to the latest CNN poll, Santorum […]
News that Helen Frankenthalerdied yesterday at the age of 83 after a long illness is making a lot of people recall just how important a figure the self-described “saddle-shoed girl […]
Big Think seems to be involved in a lot of meme-creation these days. And two prominent examples, featuring past Big Think experts Neil deGrasse Tyson and Salman Rushdie, happen to involve the word “badass.”