Making art, says Singer-Songwriter Josh Ritter, is half of the artist’s job. The rest is hustling on its behalf – making sure the world hears it. (Exclusive, in-studio performance at the end of the article)
As events unfold, many are pondering what the fall of Col Qaddafi will mean for the rest of the world.
What should be done to Wall Street in the aftermath of the financial crisis? This question has lingered for some time, without much action being taken by Washington, until eventually the right wing was able to shift the public debate away from the financial malefactors. The recent Occupy Wall ...
Test writers should be challenged to address the fact that circumstances beyond your control influence how well you do a standardized test, says Shawn O'Connor. But you are not your score - and you have the power to improve your outcome.
The world's most expensive and complex ground-based telescope Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has just offered its unique views of deep space, including images of two galaxies colliding, here:
Steve Jobs, former chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, told Stanford University graduates three stories about connecting the dots, love and death. "Remembering that you are going to die" Jobs said, "is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking ...
At Big Think, we believe a video is worth a thousand words, especially in this case, when we are so very stunned by a life that was cut off so short. So we defer to Apple's former evangelist, Guy Kawasaki. Watch the video here:
The winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced this Friday, October 7th. Last week, a former Norwegian prime minister ignited speculation about this year's winner by announcing, "It will be an interesting and very important prize ... I think it will be well-received."
Elon Musk is an advocate for interplanetary life, which will require great leaps in technology. According to Musk, the grand challenge is to "find a Moore's Law of space." In other words, we must think exponentially if we are to colonize another planet.
If we want to change our society, we need to focus our attention on our women, says Sir Fazle Abed, founder of one of the most efficient microfinance organizations in the world.
Empowering girls to become fearless women starts with "a changed paradigm about how we see young people in general... as leaders, as change agents who are moving our culture forward."
What's the Big Idea? As the world watched London burn under the strain of economic uncertainty this past summer, the legendary entrepreneur and art world financier Asher Edelman warned that the conflagration could spread to the U.S. "I think that you should watch very carefully for the ...
More women than ever are choosing to pursue a life in science, but high-ranking positions are still held disproportionately by men. What does it take to rise to the top - and why do so few make it?