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?
Harvard Business School believes that people in business need to learn to follow passion, not just opportunity, and to understand power's potential to corrupt.
Every Wednesday, Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it. Today, Dr. Kaku addresses a question posed by Armand ...
Humans are hardwired to get a pleasure buzz from uncertainty. Neuroscientist David Linden explains how tweeting is like watching the ball spinning in the roulette wheel.
Berkeley scientists say with MRI and computer models they can reconstruct our visual experiences, paving the way to reproduce our mental movies, such as dreams and memories.
Economist Daniel Altman predicts that "deep factors," including endemic corruption and a Confucian business culture, will limit China's growth, causing it to surrender the top spot shortly after becoming the world's biggest economy.
The fact that the rabies virus can spread from an infected neuron to other neurons connected to it makes it an almost perfect vector for tracing connections in the brain.
If 19th century relationships were about forming alliances, and 20th century relationships about passion, how will the relationships of the 21st century be defined?
The same basic impulses – insatiable curiosity, good people skills, an appetite for risk – that led Kevin Mitnick into a decade-long game of cat-and-mouse with the FBI are richly rewarded in more prosocial professions.
If we could talk to the animals, we might gain insight into what it means to communicate with an extraterrestrial species.
In August, 2010, Paul Rieckhoff, Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, told Big Think, "I will put all the money in my pocket right now on the fact that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will be repealed." Of course, Rieckhoff turned out to be right, and today marks the day that the military ...
Psychology and Neuroscience agree that tests themselves can be a valuable teaching tool, when they're brief, they're frequent, and they offer students immediate feedback.