We're thrilled to be bringing The Floating University to Big Think. Here's number two on our list, featuring Harvard linguist Steven Pinker.
Researchers have found that gazing into your pooch's eyes can raise both pet and owner's levels of oxytocin--otherwise known as a social bonding hormone.
Food-journaling apps are a great way to log your eating habits, but so many people stop using them in the first week. Why? Divided social support and calorie counters that favor fast food over a home-cooked meal.
Warning: You might not want to watch this at the dinner table (it gets political), but in the name of having great discussion over important issues, we hope you will!
Does God give believers a mental health boost? Two psychologists argue that it's just not so — atheists are just as emotionally stable as those with religion.
"All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it."
What's the point in learning Chinese if you’ll never be given the opportunity to use it, as most Western schools, universities, publishers, and even The New York Times practice Orwellian Rules of Writing.
The Second World War was a moral and societal nadir. The conflict's incomparable horrors ensure its continued relevance in art, storytelling, and the general cultural zeitgeist.
Can a website's design help persuade readers of the page's message? Researchers think so, and they say it's all about how readers interact with the site.