Researchers find an unlikely source for the next superfood.
One group of scientists has brought attention to a possible side-effect of these deep-space missions to the moon: Heart disease.
Many predictions by Nikola Tesla, one of the world's most celebrated inventors, have already come true and some might in the near future.
In the first of two "year one in review" mixtapes, host Jason Gots curates the best moments thus far of Think Again - a Big Think Podcast, with excerpts from conversations with Junot Diaz, Maria Popova, Saul...
The map of Spain is tattooed into the Catalan landscape, as indelible streets and avenues
The movement's members demanded the voting rights for women and advocated against gender discrimination in political and economic life.
Americans are as divided as ever, and we may not even agree on what freedom is anymore. The ideas of Isaiah Berlin may shed some light on the subject.
New analyses of data gathered by the 2001 Mars Odyssey rover reveals that water molecules are bound up in the very soil of Mars.
Bill Nye changed his mind. Over a hundred Nobel laureates are combating Greenpeace. Will activists ever consider the science?
German researchers find an unexpected source for new antibiotics as growing drug resistance threatens to cause worldwide epidemics.
Nuts!, a new documentary film by Penny Lane, focuses on John R. Brinkley, a "doctor" who amassed a fortune by surgically inserting a piece of a goat's testicles to treat impotence in men.
Researchers possibly identify LUCA, the common ancestor to all life on Earth, and figure out where it lived.
What is former President Bill Clinton's election endorsement worth to people who were toddlers or teens during his time in office?
Over 3,000 studies have shown acupuncture to be no better than a placebo. Yet it has led researchers to discover something that might aid in pain relief.
We all know that sunny days make us happy -- but did you know that they also make us gamble? And that warm weather leads to both less sexual activity and higher incidents of depression?
An old fight between philosophy and science has flared up again. Fortunately we have Rebecca Newberger Goldstein to help us sort out what's going.
Up to 70 per cent of runners are injured every year. Is this really necessary?
NASA has given its Mars rover Curiosity the ability to “decide” which rocks to zap with its laser in the recent AEGIS software update.
How do we know governments and hackers aren't surveilling our smartphones? The answer is we don’t. Edward Snowden is here to fix that.
Several studies confirm that 2016 is shaping up to be the hottest year ever.
Modern detective work reveals the haunting story behind one of the most important rock records ever: Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel."