The role of the human is not to be dispassionate, depersonalized or neutral. It is precisely the emotive traits that are rewarded: the voracious lust for understanding, the enthusiasm for work, the ability to grasp the gist, the empathetic sensitivity to what will attract attention and linger in the mind.
Our understanding of neutrinos might help us solve one of the greatest questions of all time - why matter won out over antimatter, or why we are here.
We are so conditioned to relating to others in adversarial terms that we seldom think of how futile that is as an everyday code of conduct.
Doris Kearns Goodwin locates Roosevelt's leadership savvy in his ability to use his office as a persuasion machine.
Responding to U.S. strikes and personnel evacuations in Yemen, Big Think Waq al-Waq blogger Gregory Johnsen asks a simple question: why?
As subscribers to Big Think's YouTube channel know, we are proud participants this week in the first ever YouTube Geek Week, which is showcasing new videos, creative collaborations and all things geek through August 10.
"The idea is that education is moving away from a centralized physical location and more to somewhere students can learn from anywhere."
Did you know you can raise money without having a business plan? You can get publicity for your idea without knowing anyone. You can find love even if you think you're too busy.
Bill Nye's viral Big Think video continues to spread the thoughts of an inspirational man.
Dr. Frankenstein creates a creature called Spakesheare that immediately writes a play,Spamlet. Who is the play’s author?
Teddy Goff will be appearing on Big Think to discuss how the lessons of digital politics can be applied, albeit in smaller scale, to your life or your business.
"Although we often stereotype givers as chumps and doormats, they turn out to be surprisingly successful." So writes Adam Grant in his celebrated new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success . Grant is an organizational psychologist at Wharton who has studied the question of ...
It is hard to imagine a topic in science that Mary Roach won't touch. After all, as Carl Zimmer put it, the acclaimed science writer "put her head in a cow's stomach for you, dear reader. If you don't read [Roach's new book] Gulp, then that was all for naught. Plus, you'll miss out on the funniest ...
Thinking big involves taking risks, and taking risks requires a certain openness to failure. I believe it is an imperative to take such risks today because our personal welfare is directly tied to our ability to get smarter. The Information Industrial Complex (media and education), I believe, is ...