Studies suggest that giving elementary students homework does more harm than good.
A new pipeline could ruin their water supply and sacred sites, say the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes.
In 1835 Alexis De Tocqueville toured the United States and recorded many elements of living in a democratic society. We can use his observations to better understand the society around us.
Sleep psychologist Shelby Harris reviews ideas about what dreams may be.
Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. On this week's episode of Think Again - a Big Think podcast, Alison Gopnik, one of the world's foremost experts on child cognition, learning, and development, and host...
North Korea announces a new on-demand video service for its citizens.
It would be foolish to think otherwise.
Plants can even ward off invaders through “Earth’s natural internet.”
Authorities in France and Scotland are taking very different approaches to Islamic dress in their societies.
An intriguing new study inspires a psychotherapist to blame strict parents for creating little liars. But is she right?
A small village in western Minnesota has just re-elected a dog as their mayor for his third term.
The Pokemon Go craze is finally reaching an equilibrium. The game had a stellar run while it lasted, but over the last few weeks Pokemon Go has seen a steady drop-off in daily active users (DAUs).
NASA will be putting most of the research it funds online for free in policy of open access to science.
Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals his political and religious views in an amusing fight with a conservative radio host.
We are only just beginning to understand how easy access to information is reshaping how we think.
Is virtual reality the future of gaming? They might be, if controllers like this are anything to go by.
One graph claims to show the inverting relationship between inequality and opportunity. The Great Gatsby Curve sheds light on one of the key issues of our time.
A solution to the problem of internet trolls may evolve that will protect us from them, but also from the free exchange of ideas.
What are the arguments in favor of comprehensive immigration restrictions, what relevant ethical claims are political discourses obscuring, and how has German hip-hop formed as a result?
The saying in coding goes: if you have to do a job more than once, automate the task. Bots will one day unburden you from these tasks.