Elon Musk publishes a visionary paper on his company's plans to colonize space.
Google is closing in on achieving a major quantum computing milestone.
Instead of viewing racism as a moral failure, Racists Anonymous treats it like a disease from which everyone suffers.
A new study published in Nature shows just how quick relief is possible with ketamine.
The political and economic ideas of socialism are coming back into fashion.
Every week, we do a little round-up of comments from the Big Think Facebook. Here's some of the more intriguing ones of the week.
Scientists film a closeup of DNA replication for the first time, leading to unexpected observations.
For the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary remix, good intentions and modern technology revitalize a classic album.
In the glamor-filled world of drag queens, fashion and "ethical self-fashioning" might be closer than we think.
Sure, the old Greek guys from 2,400 years ago get all the glory. But these living philosophers have a ton to say life, the universe, and everything as it relates to right now.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is working in with video game developers to create a space exploration game called Space Odyssey.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Actor Timothy Spall on the layers of contradictions and complexities that define a person, and what's underneath.
Perhaps it is more doable now than when it was first proposed, back in the early 1980s
Is the government overpaying by $300 million? Elon Musk of SpaceX has long argued that there needs to be greater competition with the awarding of space launch contracts. New reports indicate that SpaceX may be...
Orcas are trailing Alaskan fishermen and taking their halibut and black-cod catches.
Author and music producer Kabir Sehgal finds instruction on the true value of money running through the world’s sacred texts.
The theory could solve certain stubborn physics questions such as, where’s all the antimatter.
A comprehensive new study finds that lefties are, in fact, better at advanced math.
There’s a tragic socioeconomic divide between cigarette smokers and non-smokers in the U.S.
Unless we take a more scientific approach to philanthropy, we risk spending a lot of money doing some very backward, ineffective, and inefficient things.
The children of very young and very old fathers were most affected.