With thanks to Alex Weprin who on March 17, 2011 filed a fascinating report based on a study which has been posted in the journal Arab Media & Society. The […]
THE Dean of Columbia’s School of Journalism recently bemoaned the lack of public broadcasting in the United States, and went on to argue that America needed its own version of […]
65 million years ago, a massive asteroid struck Earth. Not only did Jupiter not stop it, but it probably caused the impact itself.
Denmark's 10 Jante Laws are grim, and yet they bring so much happiness.
We don’t know when or how music was originally invented, but we can now track its evolution across space and time thanks to the Global Jukebox.
A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Steak for dinner?
It's perhaps never been harder to resist the urge to overspend.
Does it have a deeper significance — or is it just a number?
Parents want the best for their kids, but resilience helps children better cope with life's unavoidable challenges.
Our understanding always will remain incomplete.
When other treatments fail, this radical surgery could help.
There's enough evidence to conclude president Bukele had no idea what he was doing.
Something doesn't add up.
Unfortunately, the Lunar Ark project is an idea more at home in science fiction than science fact.
We got lucky with our evolutionary history.
When you don't have enough clues to bring your detective story to a close, you should expect that your educated guesses will all be wrong.
As with any "big idea" progress means a lot of different things to different people and not everyone comes into the discussion with the same priors. Some experts are primarily focused on material progress while others emphasize the importance of moral progress. So to start the discussion, we asked each expert to define the term as they see it from their specific vantage point.
Earlier this month, Big Think sat down with filmmaker Jason Sussberg of Structure Films to discuss We Are As Gods, a new documentary produced by Jason and fellow filmmaker David […]
No matter how good our measurement devices get, certain quantum properties always possess an inherent uncertainty. Can we figure out why?
Turning away is a natural response.