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.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Joyce Carol Oates on America, idealism, and the shackles we can and can't shake off.
It was the first time the bomb was deployed in battle, which has the dubious distinction of being the biggest non-nuclear bomb in the American military arsenal.
A classic law of Internet debate explains why bringing up Hitler is a terrible idea as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer found out in a disastrous press conference.
Video of a man being dragged off a United Airlines flight sparks widespread outrage.
The times in history when science was deadly and dangerous.
KGB-era "active measures" are still being used by Russian intelligence agencies today, according to experts.
Research shows liberals and conservatives have different tastes when buying science books.
Do you want your voice heard? Facebook recently unveiled a tool called Town Hall which makes it incredibly easy to contact your elected officials. By removing the friction of contacting politicians, Facebook may...
New research explains how to build different types of outposts in space.
Charges of treason are often used incorrectly in today's political climate. Treason has a very specific definition in the U.S. Constitution.
What did Nikola Tesla or Bertrand Russell think of fewer working hours? Can a good life only come from work — and if so how much of it, and what kind?