Research suggests that your name affects the level of success you’ll achieve in your career and love life, and even where you choose to live.
Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital have completed the most complex penis transplant to date, marking the third-ever successful operation of its kind.
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The IAU has just approved a dozen new names for features on Pluto’s moon Charon. They draw from an array of famous authors, characters, mythical objects and one U.S. filmmaker.
Scientists have identified an alternative DNA structure described as a "twisted knot" inside living human cells. They're calling it the i-motif.
Earth Day is over for this year, but what it means for our future is still being talked about.
While today profuse sweating is a social embarrassment, in the past it gave us an evolutionary advantage.
When humans die out or leave Earth because of climate change, cows may be the biggest (and most widespread) animal left, thereby inheriting the planet.
Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.
Our understanding of the universe has expanded tremendously in the last few decades. But there are still some mysteries out there, and the Great Attractor is one of them.
Infographics present the latest NHTSA statistics on the likelihood of having a fatal accident while commuting to and from work.
Are all those drunk animals on YouTube actually drunk? Zoologist Lucy Cooke examines what's really going on when animals go, er, wild.
The answer is not only telling of our biology but that of other organisms as well.
NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller is coming back to Big Think to answer YOUR questions! Here's all you need to know to submit your science-related inquiries.
A little peek into our past reveals tantalizing details.
A new paper explores why women gossip about each other, and identifies some key factors that influence how women choose gossiping targets.
It's not a solution yet, but perhaps the start of one.
The 'Great Polish Map of Scotland' is the coolest map story you've never heard of.
Earth is old enough to have been home to other industrialized civilizations so far back in the past we have no idea they were there. What we’ll leave behind may offer clues of what we could look for as evidence.
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