Research in the field of Positive Psychology shows there is a “significant correlation” between healthiness and happiness.
We often lack the critical skills necessary to do the right thing because of overconfidence in our own moral compasses, Nitin Nohria tells Big Think.
A $10 million competition to create a mobile device that can diagnose illnesses could threaten to replace doctors in less than a decade.
A group of astrophysicists believe they have discovered the first potentially habitable exoplanet, named Gliese 581d. And there could be billions more just like it.
The Author James Frey reflects on his bestseller A Million Little Pieces, and how he has changed as a writer since his public shaming on Oprah.
Francis Fukuyama's argument that man's political development culminated in democratic capitalism is one of the most misunderstood theories of recent decades.
The human digestive system, which developed according to the diets of our cavemen ancestors, hasn't evolved to compensate for our drastically different modern diets and lifestyles. Is it time for a back-to-basics approach?
Martha Stewart. Bernie Madoff. Scooter Libby. Barry Bonds. They were public figures, leaders, and role models. They were also all liars, in fact, and part of a national epidemic of lying, says the author James Stewart.
The fabled planetary alignment predicted to occur in 2012 is actually happening right now. Is this a sign of the Apocalypse, or just eye candy for stargazers?
Oscar-winning filmmaker James Marsh discusses the moments of inspiration behind his films and emphasizes the importance of trusting your instincts.
"In the long term the best way to beat radical ideas is to make them redundant," says Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a politician and ardent critic of fundamentalist Islam.
Francis Fukuyama argues that China's repressive state apparatus is far more sophisticated than the regimes in the Middle East that have fallen during the so-called Arab Spring.
Francis Fukuyama tells Big Think about the pressures that one must overcome in rethinking positions--in his case, his views on the Iraq War--and how he overcame those pressures.
Near-Earth Asteroids are a threat to our planet, but they also represent an opportunity to generate enormous wealth, and may drive the commercial space race.
Our government will never pass the burden of proof test concerning the death of Osama bin Laden if there is a general failure to comprehend the nature of evidence.