A silent home movie showing Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe smoking marijuana has been unearthed and sold to a collector after languishing for 50 years in a granny’s attic.
Plans to develop advanced prosthetic limbs would offer the same level of flexibility, dexterity and feedback that a hand could offer according to the project’s developers.
Scientists have discovered that women live longer than men because they are made of different stuff – the study suggests that sperm may have a detrimental effect on lifespan.
Mayor of Baltimore Sheila Dixon has been convicted by a court of the single charge of taking gift cards intended for the city’s poor worth $630.
There’s a herd of tame elephants in Indonesia that is used to patrol the 200,000 acre park-like jungle Guardian Angels to stop intruding pachyderms from killing humans.
The president of the Maldives is urging “a collective spirit of co-operation” at Copenhagen lest the summit becomes nothing more than a “suicide pact”.
A California-based web designer is campaigning to ban divorce in the State as a satirical statement after Californian voters outlawed gay marriage last year.
The human condition of “loneliness” is contagious and can spread among groups of people in the same manner as the common cold, according to new research.
Wealthy tourists are lining up to buy seats on a Virgin Galactic rocket propelled aircraft that will go so high it's passengers will experience total weightlessness.
Microsoft has denied speculation that recent security updates to the Windows 7, Vista and XP applications are responsible for the recent surge in “black screens of death.”
Over the next few months, Big Think is rolling out a series of interviews with leading economics experts to analyze the financial crisis and answer some pressing questions: Who’s to blame? Where do we go from here? Today’s interview is with David Wessel, economics editor of the Wall Street Journal ...
Ash isn't just a respiratory hazard - it can actually disrupt the power grid as well.
It used to be one of the fundamental perks of the job, not unlike the palatial White House for any incoming president. But the governor’s mansion, long a gilded symbol of the honor of public service, is slowly becoming about as beneficial to the governor’s office as a secret FBI investigation. In ...
Oprah never tried winning over intellectuals. Instead she gave a large number of Americans back their sense of self-esteem.
A little over seven years ago, an unmanned US drone killed the head of al-Qaeda in Yemen, Abu 'Ali al-Harithi, and with his death it effectively destroyed al-Qaeda in the country. The organization limped along for another year, but it never represented the same type of threat as it did under al ...