When Copernicus put the sun at the center of the solar system in 1543 instead of the Earth, it dealt a major blow to the self-esteem of people who needed to be at the center of it all.
Psychological researcher Suzanne Hidi discusses what separates individuals who have mere curiosity in life from those who, through taking a deeper interest, are propelled onto new discoveries.
The positing of universes parallel to ours, to explain the behavior of quantum mechanics, may seem like the weirdest idea ever. But it might be just the second-weirdest idea ever.
Robots could be considered legal drivers in the United States. This means human occupants inside the vehicle wouldn't require a valid license in order to ride inside—the software would be the vehicle's legal...
Every year, air travel contributes more and more carbon emissions into the atmosphere, altering the world's climate. But we never stop to think about how climate change will affect air travel. Paul Williams, an...
Walter Martin sings about art history in his new album Arts and Leisure and makes music for your eyes.
by Daniel Honan
At Big Think, we believe a video is worth a thousand words, especially in this case, when we are so very stunned by a life that was cut off so short. So we defer to Apple's former evangelist, Guy Kawasaki. Watch the video here: