Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof has a new book out (co-authored by his wife and fellow Big Think expert Sheryl WuDunn) called A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Kristof describes it as a sort of "how to" for making a lasting impact on the world. One of ...
The popular party drug causes the brain to release huge amounts of serotonin, dopamine, and other pleasure-inducing chemicals. But when the body seeks to restore equilibrium, sometimes too many of the chemicals get destroyed leaving the user with a depressing and lethargic hangover.
My neighborhood is a tranquil place—the sort of area where you watch images of war and oppression from far away. Those columns of black smoke, the men riding by with their Kalashnikovs at at the ready, seem to come from another world. And, as always in such situations, such unfamiliar people are ...
The more time you and your employees spend answering the same old questions, the less time you have to conduct business. Empower your customers by providing simple avenues by which they can find answers to all the usual queries.
Google’s self-driving car and the automobile industry's related efforts are breathing life into the seven-plus decade dream of the automated highway, which was first introduced as a concept at the 1939 World’s Fair. Older adults, in particular, are likely to benefit directly from an automated ...
Despite the sky-high salaries of Major League baseball players, the 6,000 non-union athletes who play in the minors are often paid less than minimum wage with no overtime. Some make as little as $6,500 over the entire season.
Some health advocates believe the public would eat healthier if they were informed just how much they'd have to exercise to work off a bowl of sugary cereal or a liter of cola.
A $1.5 million grant will allow researchers from a consortium of different schools develop body-degradable implants that can be calibrated to dissolve after a predetermined amount of time.
Today is the 658th anniversary of the most significant seismic event in the record history of Central Europe. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake decimated the Swiss town of Basel and leveled every church within 30 km.
Much is often said about America's growing racial diversity and its effect on the future of politics. Perhaps not enough is being said about the country's rapidly aging population.
Workplace survival during a leadership change is an exercise in Social Darwinism (and sometimes involves more bootlicking than we'd like to admit).
Under most circumstances, the bones and cells protecting our brain are a blessing. But when it comes to delivering vital medicine to patients with disorders such as Alzheimer's, scientists have turned to creative solutions to infiltrate the brain's defenses.