Who launches a nuclear weapon if the president has been killed? Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser explains the chilling history of American nuclear authority and chain of command.
Instead of returning anger with anger, Robert Thurman advocates the practice of lovingkindness, a translation of the Pali word mettā that is found in the original Buddhist texts.
Futurist and learning expert Elliott Masie explains how setting up hackathons can help successful companies find unique and creative solutions.
A Chicago Tribune study suggests that the city's red light camera system, intended to make roads safer, are causing more accidents resulting in injury than before.
In case you missed it from earlier this week, economist Larry Summers visited Big Think to discuss infrastructure spending and why there's no better time than now to perform maintenance on our roads, ports, and...
Scientists exploring the Mariana Trench observed on video an unknown fish species living 8,143 meters (26,713 feet) below the surface.
Brian Henson’s latest show is derived from early memories of watching his dad off-set with the Muppets.
A science background helped Brian Henson create his first scene ever in “The Great Muppet Caper.”
Jim Henson knew the value of letting people make mistakes.
A look at the process of bringing a puppet to life.
Puppetry is one of the oldest art forms, and its effect can't be replicated with 3D digital animation.
Brian Henson talks about growing up with stuffed siblings.