Light plays a vital role in our everyday lives and technologies based on light are all around us. So we might expect that our understanding of light is pretty settled. But scientists have just uncovered a new fundamental property of light that gives new insight into the 150-year-old classical theory of electromagnetism and which could lead to applications manipulating light at the nanoscale.
Athletic outfitters Adidas announced on Monday that it had created an initial prototype for an ecologically beneficial shoe. Made almost completely from recycled garbage reclaimed from the ocean, the shoe consists...
Researchers have developed computer software that can accurately diagnose clinical depression by noticing how people behave during psychiatric interviews.
Bill Nye said the Rosetta mission would lead to amazing discoveries we hadn't yet even thought of. He might have been more right than he imagined.
Artists aren’t easy people to be around sometimes. Genius and jerk often walk hand in hand. They may suffer for their art, but those who support them often become collateral damage in the quest for immortality....
As Americans prepare to shoot off fireworks on the Fourth of July, let's take a look at how other nations celebrate their holiday equivalents.
Cuba has become the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby, the World Health Organization has declared five years into its regional initiative.
There's a reason Tesla is so in vogue right now. The dude was basically science's Nostradamus, predicting globalized wireless communication nearly eight decades before it came to fruition.
Every year in Japan, a giant penis festival is held, while in America, Chrissy Teigen's nipple is banned. When will we get over our sexual Puritanism?
We surprise the world's brightest minds with ideas they're totally unprepared to discuss. This week on Big Think's podcast, we're joined by Wendy Suzuki, neuroscientist and author of the book Healthy Brain, Happy...