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.
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...
There is no clearer teaching example of the emotional nature of the way we perceive risk than the annual Summer of the Shark feeding frenzy of fear in the media when a few shark attacks grab the headlines.