Economist Thomas Piketty delves into several common misconceptions about free market economics and argues that strong public institutions are necessary for market regulation.
Microsoft Director of Search Stefan Weitz explains that the future of machine learning consists of teaching artificial intelligence to identify and patterns.
What were the first organisms to have sex? We may never know the answer, but as Bill Nye explains in this Big Think interview, scientists are very interested in why sexual activity remains so popular in nature...
Playing video games provides some bonus points for the real world. In a recent study, researchers found gamers were better able to adapt and learn visual tasks.
The Roman philosopher had the following to say about ability and education: "Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability."
Best mash-up ever: Pac-Man invades Google Maps.
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Responding to U.S. strikes and personnel evacuations in Yemen, Big Think Waq al-Waq blogger Gregory Johnsen asks a simple question: why?
Why, if the U.S. counterterrorism approach is working in Yemen, as Barack Obama's administration claims, is AQAP [al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] still growing?
To find out the disheartening answer, read here.