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.
Hugs may have healing properties (beyond making you feel warm and fuzzy). This flu season add a hug a day to your regimen--it may help lessen your cold symptoms, according to one study.
In case you missed it from earlier this week, former NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Big Think to discuss how NATO deals with terrorist threats and what the international community must do to combat ISIS.
Antarctic penguins have had the run of the continent, isolated and unexposed to new pathogens. But a wave of tourism may be threatening penguin populations with disease.
When our allies give us the cold shoulder it is a red flag, Scott Kleeb notes.
By looking abroad, Obama may have lost his shine with a homegrown constituency, Scott Kleeb says.
Scott Kleeb forsees a solution to many problems in reducing our dependency on foreign oil.
Scott Kleeb notes a direct relationship between an authoritarian Russia and a lack of diplomatic leverage.
Ideas and entrepreneurship are the keys to preventing us from returning to the mistakes of the early 80s, Scott Kleeb says.
Look no further than the Cornhuskers to understand politics, Scott Kleeb says.
If agriculture is going to help solve the energy crunch, Scott Kleeb says we need keep farming affordable for farmers.
With a military upbringing, Scott Kleeb views the issue as one of national security.
Facebook is the new coffee shop, Scott Kleeb observes.
Vertical farming is fair game for Scott Kleeb.