Later this evening, the literary community finds out whether David Small's "Stitches" will be the first graphic novel ever to win a National Book Award. This morning, Big Think asked Mr. Small what the honor would mean to him personally and whether he believes (as some of his fans do) that his book ...
Lots of huffing-and-puffing from volcanoes around the world, all wrapped up neatly in this week's USGS/SI Volcano Activity Report.
Big Think conducted a special interview today with George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente. As the world's largest nonprofit health plan and hospital system, Kaiser Permanente is a micro-healthcare system unto itself. As CEO, Halvorson has a uniquely commanding perspective on the challenges ...
The world is on course for a “catastrophic” 6 degrees centigrade rise in temperature, meaning that the worst-case predictions for climate change are coming true.
A letter written by former US president Abraham Lincoln to a schoolboy around 150 years ago is to go on sale.
A businessman has pleaded guilty to setting fire to $200m worth of vintage wines in what is believed to be an attempt to cover up a pyramid scheme.
Privacy concerns have been raised after a leading genetics company pioneering personal DNA testing went bankrupt yesterday.
Young children who are insensitive to fear are more likely to go on to commit crimes, according to psychologists.
Senate leader Harry Reid is planning to include a public option so that states can opt out of his version of the healthcare reform bill. But what else could this volatile debate trigger?
Conjoined twin girls joined at the head have been successfully separated after 29 hours of surgery.
Something big lies beyond the visible edge of our universe, according to the largest analysis to date of galaxy clusters.
According to a new study, a now-extinct breed of miniature goats had bones that resemble a crocodile’s.
An Australian senator has accused the Church of Scientology of being a criminal organization and has called for its investigation by the police.
I'll try to stump readers again with a new Mystery Volcano Photo during this slow week in the world of eruptions.
For all of us, coping with the death of a loved one is intensely traumatic. For sufferers of "complicated" grief, however, the trauma itself never seems to die; rather than dissipating over time, it becomes a vicious attachment cycle that erodes the brain's ability to function normally. In her ...