Big ideas in little doses
Former President Obama returned to public life today, indicating some topics he'll focus on during his post-presidency.
On Earth Day, April 22, millions of people hit the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities worldwide to March for Science. People thought of puns and put them on signs.
Here are this week's top comments on Big Think content from across the Web.
There is a wide definition of fake news, and a narrow one. These two types of fake news have different origins.
There is a lot of very elegant research on vaccines, but the key question is whether we can make a product that is manufacturable, and can be used safely when and where it is needed.
Above all, we should proceed with the assumption that there is no such thing as an unbiased information source, period.
Researchers in materials science — physics, chemistry, and engineering — are working on new technologies which could solve some of the biggest problems humans currently face.
Women have the right to decide when to get pregnant. To exercise that right, they need access to contraception and information about family planning.
Every day, somewhere between 60 and 70 million girls are not in school. More than half a billion females worldwide are illiterate—about twice the number of illiterate males.
Innovation is all about people. And the world of innovation is a world in which humans define what is new and accepted and embraced.
Interpersonal skills are a prerequisite for harnessing outside-the-box thinking on behalf of others, and they’re just as important as math, science and technology training.
Entrepreneurs share enormous amounts of time together, and develop a unique brand of intimacy, says relationship expert Esther Perel.
Prediction is reinventing industries and running the world. More and more, predictive analytics drives commerce, manufacturing, healthcare, government, and law enforcement.
Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, may spout water vapor miles into space, says NASA, making it possible to better determine whether its vast underwater oceans support extraterrestrial life.
According to a study recently published in the journal Emotion, being in awe of nature may make individuals less likely to accept scientific explanations for the existence of our universe.
According to Dr. Rachel Salas of John Hopkins University, making a few simple adjustments to how your bedroom is arranged can yield better sleep.
The Israeli news organization Haaretz is reporting that a military coup is currently underway in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. This is a developing story.
What narrow misses did NASA's Juno probe face on the five-year journey to Jupiter, and it's acrobatic slip into the orbit of our solar system's largest planet?
Science authorities in the United Kingdom are now worried that the country may lose up to $1.4 billion annually in science funding that flows from the European Union.
As the 'Leave' vote became clear around 6 a.m. this morning, confirming the surprise exit of Britain from the European Union, British citizens apparently took to the Google to find exactly what they had done.