Here then is the hidden truth that none of the established political parties will tell the electorate in this, the penultimate week in what is fast proving to be one of the most unpredictable General Elections in modern times. Whichever party is elected, or whatever coalition may have to be ...
I used to have a joke I told all the time, back when the mortgage business was booming, about the “loan officer’s tool kit.” If I saw someone standing in front of the copier, frowning at the papers they were rifling through, most likely because the borrower had disclosed an annual income for the ...
This Thursday, April 29, Big Think will be interviewing Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., a.k.a. Perez Hilton, in Los Angeles—and we're giving you, Big Think readers, the chance to contribute questions in advance. What should we ask the Web's most notorious gossip columnist? Leave your suggestions in ...
The Internet hasn't brought the global peace, love, and liberty that many believed it had promised. "A networked world is not inherently a more just world," writes Evgeny Morozov.
Researchers have discovered that mammals may have the biochemical machinery to produce their own morphine.
Genetic scientists are discovering hundreds of genes involved in human disorders by looking at the DNA of distantly-related species.
Two new studies suggest that chimpanzees face death in human-like ways, from holding deathbed vigils to comforting the dying.
Eliot Spitzer wonders whether investment banks do anything that helps America anymore—and, as such, whether these banks deserved the government bailouts they received.
Stanley Fish is not surprised that the Supreme Court struck down a statute criminalizing the production and sale of "crush videos" depicting animal cruelty for sexual fetishists.
People who are motivated by rewards tend to be the ones who win at games—even when the reward has been removed.
Neil Simon "does not think against society; he thinks with it, observing and recording the sorrows and deliriums of the middle class, like a sort of swami of tsuris," writes John Lahr.
Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini argue that new genetic discoveries reveal a flaw in Darwin's fundamental argument of evolution by natural selection.
Wine grapes are extraordinarily temperature-sensitive, and as global warming intensifies the “premium-wine-grape production area [in the United States] … could decline by up to 81 percent."
A series of "usual and violent" explosions at Guatemala's Santiaguito dome has prompted authorities to raise the alert level to the second highest level.