Astronomers have discovered a huge mass of water -- some 140 trillion times the amount of water in all the Earth’s oceans combined. This water is 12 billion light years from Earth, evidence that water existed in abundance when the universe was young.
13-year-old Google is going through a patch of mid-life anxiety. With upstarts like Facebook nipping at its heels, the company is shaking things up in an effort to stay ahead of the game.
The adrenaline rush we all experience when our bodies go in to “fight or flight” mode is an asset if we’re up against a physical threat. But in every day life, how do you overcome fear?
In the male-dominated field of comedy, female comics need to stick together. In the spirit of solidarity, Margaret Cho names her favorite up-and-coming female performers.
Do charities exist simply to exist or do they exist to achieve something specific? Peter Thum says social entrepreneurship can address issues we once thought were impossible to tackle.
By 2012, world markets will be demanding 90 million barrels of oil a day. The world currently produces 88 million. Our dependence on OPEC oil and non-renewable energy sources is an increasingly bad idea.
After touching down early Thursday morning, the Atlantis shuttle is now officially a museum piece. It will be retired at the Kennedy Space Center Museum in Cape Canaveral, Florida. "Job well done, America," was Houston's final sign-off. Job well done to the final four astronauts of NASA's space ...
The communal aspect of public education is under attack by advocates of public school privatization promoting “parental choice.”
Do you have the ethical obligation to inform a friend if their spouse is cheating? Is love even ethical at all? The Ethicist Randy Cohen weighs in.
From stock trading to lawmaking to data-driven school reform, we are becoming increasingly dependent on mathematical models to explain the slippery complexity of human nature.
Social entrepreneur Peter Thum compares Ethos Water to the Prius, which he says "basically doesn’t solve any problems, but it takes advantage of an imperfect technology and it takes a step in the right direction."
More than half of all U.S. companies have banned employees from using Facebook at work. Dylan Taylor argues that on-the-job socializing is essential to the success of the modern enterprise.
The scientific concept that will most impact our world is the idea that will unify two opposite ideas, those of Newton and Einstein, says Big Thinker Ajitkumar Tampi Trivikram.
School reform efforts across the country hang on the notion of annual teacher evaluations based heavily on student test scores. But if this process isn’t consistently accurate, it will get the wrong teachers fired and discourage talented people from entering the profession.
When the government violates the Constitution, courts should assign blame clearly—not bury it under euphemisms.