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We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

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Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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Fertility

The capacity to produce offspring, and the factors that impact this capability such as nutrition, sexual behavior and household economics

Extreme Biology

A Simpler, More Affordable Method Of IVF

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8 months ago

What's the Latest Development? University of Colorado scientist Jonathan Van Blerkom and colleagues have developed a simplified form of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) involving generic fertility drugs and fewer pieces of equipment. Women taking the drugs release fewer eggs than they would using ...

Extreme Biology

The "I Told You So" Laws

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about 2 years ago

A new breed of legislation is sweeping the nation. 20 states, according to the Guttmacher Institute, have legislation in place that employ ultrasounds as part of the abortion process. In ten of these states, the ultrasound is required, and in one of them, women must view the image and endure a ...