Clashes between "antifa" on the far left and the alt-right have intensified.
A new study from Yale researchers found that people rate familiar fake news as more accurate than unfamiliar real news. This is a troubling finding that makes the fight against fake news increasingly difficult.
It really depends on who you ask, as one European poll found out.
A study suggests that countries with a high prevalence of parasites are likely to have authoritarian governments.
A new study questions why some people support "free speech".
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Physicist Lawrence Krauss on why neutrinos are his favorite particles, light as the protagonist of modern physics, and more.
A study finds an increasing number of Americans live with serious mental issues and their access to healthcare is getting worse.
A case in which a judge used an undisclosed software algorithm to determine a defendant’s sentence has caught the interest of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Do border walls keep countries safer, or merely project the illusion of safety?
'Trump supporter' is not a synonym for moron. Philosophy professor Daniel Bonevac is a reminder that understanding your opposites, not dismissing them, is the way forward.
“Atheist churches” are popping up across the US and Europe. Is it just a trend?
Here are this week's top comments on Big Think content from across the Web.
Personifying certain drugs as evil while calling opioid users “victims” points a glaring spotlight on drug policies that aren't really about public health.
A Silicon Valley investor is spending millions on a publicity campaign aimed specifically at Elon Musk.
Former President Obama returned to public life today, indicating some topics he'll focus on during his post-presidency.
The Bella Bella Heiltsuk will use these findings in negotiations over their traditional lands.
Since the March for Science was planned, it's been mired in controversy from both supporters and those who think it's politicized.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson releases an emotional video on the state of science in America.
Forget everything you think you learned on your favorite crime scene drama.
The thoughts on ruthless leadership by Italian politician and writer Niccolò Machiavelli resonate today.