Big ideas in little doses
A spate of new studies looks at the lifelong economic impacts of in-utero stress.
Objective truth is fine if we want to know the weather conditions, but to live as a human in a human society, a more nuanced approach is needed to knowledge and understanding.
Dr. Julie Holland's new book addresses common societal myths society about women, mood, and emotional control. "Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away," says Holland. They're "one of the biggest strengths...
Philosopher Slavoj Žižek points out several hypocrisies of political correctness while addressing how contemporary totalitarians construct social boundaries to control the population.
Biologist Edward O. Wilson explains how humans came to dominate all other large animals by adopting eusocial behaviors most often associated with insects.
Thanks to Big Think’s favorite experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats, our great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren will have a photographic record of how Tempe, Arizona, in 3015 ended...
Sex may be enjoyable, but in evolutionary terms, it's a very difficult way to reproduce.
If you're learning, you're being taught, no matter who is doing the teaching or where the lesson is taking place (and conversely, if you're not learning, you're not being taught).
Student loans are intended to provide everyone with equal access to education, but the staggering amount of student loan debt that Americans currently hold is retarding economic growth and entrenching wealth...
Internet service providers have filed suit against the FCC over its recent decision to regulate broadband internet as a public utility.