Boo! Scared you, didn't I? I'm guessing not really. If you're a grown-up, Halloween has probably lost its edge. Or at least its scary edge. The old tricks simply no longer work on adults. Instead of scaring us, this tradition mostly involves handing out candy to children, visiting cheesy haunted ...
We are currently living in the "learning decade," according to entrepreneur Sam Herring. Here are some of the most exciting startups that are trying to capitalize on the new currency of ideas.
It used to be that if rock artists wished to maintain credibility with their fans, they would not agree to have their music re-purposed for commercials. Boy, how things have changed.
As Summer 2011 draws to a close, we at Big Think are taking a look back at the most significant ideas presented on our site by Big Think experts. You, our viewers, voted with your clicks.
There are hundreds of intelligent things that computers are doing that are part of our everyday lives that used to require human intelligence.
Which scientific idea--offered up by experts such as Ray Kurzweil, Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking and others--will impact our world the most? See our top contenders and vote for your favorite.
The drive to eat has led to some of mankind's greatest achievements and pivotal moments.
Predicting the end of the world is a rough business. Everyone knows when you're wrong; and when you're right, you don't get to take a victory lap.
Here is a list of some of the health crises that weren't—crises that were either completely unfounded or that received an unwarranted amount media attention commensurate to their actual risk.
While natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes have captured our attention this summer, the scale of destruction is very slight compared to the worst man-made disasters.