According to Elon Musk, it'll only take between 40 and 100 years to achieve a fully self-sustaining civilization on Mars. Here's how.
Prediction is reinventing industries and running the world. More and more, predictive analytics drives commerce, manufacturing, healthcare, government, and law enforcement.
Does baldness have an evolutionary purpose? It might rob men of their youthful look but it brings many gains.
A spiritual journey through the world beyond the grave, a hell, a purgatory, and a paradise is considered a masterwork of world literature.
Japanese car maker introduces self-driving chairs to eliminate lines.
Researchers create a new theory of time that goes against established physics.
SONY Computer Science Labs has developed AI FlowComposer to write music.
For nearly 50 years, a charred lump of Dead Sea Scrolls has been sitting in a lab, too brittle to unroll. Now it's been virtually unwrapped using 3D technology, and the contents are intriguingly – and...
A senior scientist from the SETI project imagines how we’ll react to inarguable evidence of an alien civilization.
Swiping a bank card and Venmo-ing your friends has made money more abstract than ever – and therefore so much easier to thoughtlessly spend. A proposed new tech device would make cash-free purchases tactile again.
Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, may spout water vapor miles into space, says NASA, making it possible to better determine whether its vast underwater oceans support extraterrestrial life.
Here may be why religious states have a higher consumption of pornography.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes a species of bumble bee – the rusty patched bumble bee – should be under federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition seems to indicate that eating regular-fat cheese has no effect on our bad cholesterol (LDL), but does have a positive effect on our good...
Stanford scientists create technology that could help severely paralyzed people communicate.
Evidence suggests that women are susceptible to male pheromones.
Words don't work like we were taught. That old neat nouns and verbs type tale hides the weird truth. Language is a mix of flux and fixed but flexible elements that relies on "unknown knowns."
New research provides more clues about the age of the world's most popular book.
Manu Prakash is one of the MacArthur Foundation’s 2016 Fellows, and here’s why.
Remember that one time when a Philosopher King ruled the whole world? Well, here is how that turned out.
Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. On this week's episode of Think Again - a Big Think podcast, novelist Ian McEwan and host Jason Gots discuss Hamlet, moral quandaries, and how to set boundaries in a...