A breakthrough has been made in wireless brain-to-computer connection speech synthesizer technology, which could allow victims of paralysis the ability to speak again.
National Rifle Association members aren’t as afraid of gun restrictions as the Congressmen who impose them, according to The New Republic.
Researchers have uncovered the secrets of a catastrophic flood which happened more than five million years ago and is thought to have refilled the Mediterranean Sea.
A Palestinian man portrayed as a terrorist in the film “Bruno” is suing Sacha Baron Cohen, David Letterman and others for $110m.
The US and Russia are reportedly closing in on a successive arms reduction treaty which would further slash their nuclear arsenals and solidify good diplomatic relations.
The new Google tool, Google Goggles, which allows users to search using pictures and not words, will exclude faces from its results for fear of a privacy backlash.
A new report from the University of California, San Diego, suggests that the average American household consumed a staggering 3.6 zettabytes of information in 2008.
Facebook has announced measures to encourage its 350m users to make their status updates and shared content visible to the search engines – and the world at large.
Five young Americans detained in Pakistan had gone to the region with the intention of joining a jihad, or holy war, according to a statement from police officials.
President Obama, who arrived in Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize today, has angered Norwegians over his decision to cancel a series of events normally attended by the winner.
The latest USGS/Smithsonian volcano report, with news of volcanic eruptions around the world.
What is better than a volcano? A volcano that erupts a dinosaur!
Aside from their times as American presidents, there are few things connecting Ulysses Grant, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, FDR, and Barack Obama. As Big Think’s new guest James McManus points out, one of the strongest bonds between these figures is a love of poker. The game lured Grant into ...
As discussed before on this blog, electoral maps have a strange tendency to transmit more than the results of a political horse-race. They often serve as quirky memorials of ancient cultural borders, as suggested in the following cases: France’s 2007 presidential elections (#108): the marked ...
Drama critic Terry Teachout has seen just about every "Hamlet" there is: "Hamlet" with the cast dressed all in black, "Hamlet" set in Nazi Germany, Hamlet with a Jeep driving onto the stage. In his interview with Big Think, Teachout described what he hopes to witness with each new production of ...