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We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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You Don't Have to Live in Australia to See the 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse

May 9, 2013, 12:58 PM

Thanks to the Slooh Space Camera, you can catch views of the 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse starting today at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT). 

This spectacular event occurs every year when the Moon nears the farthest point from the Earth making it appear too small to cover the Sun, creating a ring of fire effect. 

WATCH HERE for LIVE webcast and expert commentary. 

You can also get updates here:


Another good resource is this location-based timeline of the eclipse created by Earth Sky. The image above depicts the Ring of Fire Eclipse over Monument valley in May, 2012.

Image Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN)



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