Only in 1992 was science able to calculate the remotest part of the ocean
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...
Europe is the continent where you are most likely to be killed by Liam Neeson.
A study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that fitness trackers don’t help you lose weight. Instead, they may impede your efforts.
Researchers at MIT have developed a system that can read a person's emotions, even hidden ones, at a distance.
Carl Sagan was one of the people who helped shape this recording that might just end up in the hands of some other beings, somewhere out there.
If we could stop viral epidemics before they happened, tremendous sums of money and lives would be saved. But how do we do it? A new organization called the CEPI was founded this August with a robust answer.
Have you ever refreshed your social media page, tallying each new like or lamenting that there are none? A new study reveals what that says about your self-esteem and your sense of purpose.
The chicken you eat comes from birds that only live for 5 years and are susceptible to disease and inbreeding. Thank goodness Koen Vanmechelen bred a better one.
It's the cheapest Michelin-Star dish in the world; a plate of soya sauce chicken from this Singaporean street hawker will set you back $1.80. But the secret recipe is for sale, and it's a little steeper.
Three new studies suggest early modern humans migrated from Africa in one massive migration between 75,000 and 50,000 years ago.
Most of us have heard of the double helix. But quadruple helix DNA?
Job automation won't be as bad as we think, so we need to learn how to stop working and prepare so we're not dragged into the future kicking and screaming.
It takes a magician —or two — to know when someone's performing clever sleight-of-hand.
There's more to intuition than meets the eye. A new study found that stock traders who are more aware of their heartbeat and 'gut feelings' make more profitable high-risk decisions.
Does your doctor have the right to choose not to help you if they oppose the procedure you request? Several schools of thought offer differing answers.