Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals his political and religious views in an amusing fight with a conservative radio host.
What kind of person could withstand a trip to Mars and back? NASA and Hi-SEAS is trying to find out.
Are life-saving drugs no different than milk or widgets? Should we treat everything on earth as a profit source? That way mechanized madness lies, whereby "your money or your life" is somehow seen as an acceptable...
Alien life may be so different from us that we wouldn’t even recognize it as life.
Improvisational theater, an often overlooked genre, may seem to be the very opposite of what most of us consider a typical workplace. A recent book by the executive vice president and the CEO of The Second City...
In Netflix’s "Stranger Things" characters enter a parallel dimension. Could this actually happen?
According to letter sent to income college freshmen, the University of Chicago will not use trigger warnings or act as a safe intellectual space for students.
Like a culinary canary in the coal mine, cole slaw can tell you everything you need to know about a restaurant.
Studies suggest that giving elementary students homework does more harm than good.
A new pipeline could ruin their water supply and sacred sites, say the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes.
In 1835 Alexis De Tocqueville toured the United States and recorded many elements of living in a democratic society. We can use his observations to better understand the society around us.
Sleep psychologist Shelby Harris reviews ideas about what dreams may be.
Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. On this week's episode of Think Again - a Big Think podcast, Alison Gopnik, one of the world's foremost experts on child cognition, learning, and development, and host...
North Korea announces a new on-demand video service for its citizens.
Advances in our understanding of cognitive processes are proving tremendous. When it comes to understanding consciousness, you might say the ghost in the machine is a chemical engineer.
Plants can even ward off invaders through “Earth’s natural internet.”
Authorities in France and Scotland are taking very different approaches to Islamic dress in their societies.
An intriguing new study inspires a psychotherapist to blame strict parents for creating little liars. But is she right?
A small village in western Minnesota has just re-elected a dog as their mayor for his third term.
The Pokemon Go craze is finally reaching an equilibrium. The game had a stellar run while it lasted, but over the last few weeks Pokemon Go has seen a steady drop-off in daily active users (DAUs).
NASA will be putting most of the research it funds online for free in policy of open access to science.