Cyberloafing — or, absent-mindedly browsing the internet — actually has a place in the workday according to this recently published study.
Are all those drunk animals on YouTube actually drunk? Zoologist Lucy Cooke examines what's really going on when animals go, er, wild.
The answer is not only telling of our biology but that of other organisms as well.
NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller is coming back to Big Think to answer YOUR questions! Here's all you need to know to submit your science-related inquiries.
A little peek into our past reveals tantalizing details.
A new paper explores why women gossip about each other, and identifies some key factors that influence how women choose gossiping targets.
It's not a solution yet, but perhaps the start of one.
The 'Great Polish Map of Scotland' is the coolest map story you've never heard of.
Earth is old enough to have been home to other industrialized civilizations so far back in the past we have no idea they were there. What we’ll leave behind may offer clues of what we could look for as evidence.
What do Google, sharks, and money have in common? They're all in our weekly random fact roundup.
We’ve been taking our eyebrows for granted. They may in fact be the thing that let us become the dominant species on Earth.
How we talk about genes shows many are confused. Seductive stats illusions, iffy gene ideas, bad causology, and lax jargon, are creating a recipe for epistemic comedy (and genetic tragedy).
Which is better? Paper towels or electronic hand dryers? Click through to find out. Plus, we give you the best handwashing tips so that you'll get the cleanest hands.
Accident Claims Advice has made an infographic of the ways in which people often die, and figured out the odds of each one happening to you.
Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.
A new study from researchers at Northwestern University and University of Surrey links being a night owl to dying younger. It’s a large study of nearly half a million people and the first to document such a link.
What seems like sorcery is actually smart science.
It’s the first time magnetoreception has been discovered in animals, researchers claim.
A new coating material has been developed for fighting healthcare-associated infections (HAI) using overhead lighting. It’s a new coating for hospital walls and surfaces that uses quantum dots and crystal violet to...
You already get all the vitamins you need on your dinner plate.
The suicide rate goes up in spring and summer—not winter as many believe—and studies suggest a link between immune-system inflammation from pollen and seasonal depression.