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 peek into the archives at the New York Public Library reveals the many (often zany) search queries lobbed at librarians in the pre-internet age.
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...