Scientists have discovered the smallest exoplanets yet known, and both represent the closest we have come to finding Earth's twin. Using NASA's Kepler telescope, researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge discovered these planets orbiting a sun-like star called ...
If 2011 is the year of Twitter Revolutions, what will be the big idea for 2012?
What's the Big Idea? As Newt Gingrich appears to have peaked, and now plunged in the polls, the latest candidate to enter the GOP Presidential speed-dating game is Ron Paul. Paul has pulled ahead of the pack in a number of recent polls in Iowa, and many are wondering whether he will follow ...
What's the Big Idea? Will North Korea experience a smooth transition from Kim Jong-Il to the so-called "great successor," Kim Jong-un? Big Think asked Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, a political scientist who uses game theory to turn conventional wisdom on its head. Mesquita is the author of The ...
Since, at its heart, Occupy Wall Street is a conversation about values that is leading to direct action -- a beta test for a better society -- people should not despair that it is a “leaderless movement.”
Eric Sanders, an active participant in Occupy Wall Street, offers advice to protesters for maintaining peaceful relations with the police.
ACLU President Susan Herman outlines how you can legally and properly exercise your Constitutional rights when you are stopped by the police.
In a rut? Instead of changing what you do, try changing how you think about it, says Roger Martin, a strategic advisor to global businesses and Dean of the Rotman School of Management.
A forum where top mixologists explore the party drinks defining the 21st Century.
"Retention, even in difficult times," says Rich Lesser of Boston Consulting Group, "becomes a bellwether for employees about whether they should invest back in you, and so your priority is . . . to know the things that are most important to your future success, and invest starting with the people.'"
Writer Malcolm Gladwell's is one of the most iconic philosofros of our time.