A classic from Big Think's archives in which Dr. Sacks explores the idea that brain disorders are also alternate lenses on reality.
The universe is going to keep going with or without us. All we can control is how much we learn and explore.
Maintaining a positive perspective will afford you the ideas and versatility necessary for overcoming life's biggest challenges, explains The Amazing Kreskin.
Dr. Nichole Foubister gives a crash course on bipolar disorder and offers hope for the future of treating this difficult mental illness.
Big Think's chief economist discusses the fledgling Chinese shadow banking system that national leaders want to regularize.
Author and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan offers an interesting crash course on computational ethics, the idea that robots and machines will require programming to make them cognizant of morals, decorum, manners, and...
Bill Nye is an engineer by trade, so you know his answer to this one is going to be good. Learn how the rudder of a Boeing 747 can potentially inspire an inventor to develop a better brand of prosthetics.
Stereotypes have consequences, especially when they're reinforced by loudmouths like Donald Trump.
Dr. Michael Lindsey of NYU's Silver School of Social Work shares his views on the state of mental health within the African-American community.
Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki chats about testing out her current hypothesis.
Every time there’s a new technology, criminals immediately take advantage of it, explains Steven Kotler. It's only a matter of time before they find new, nefarious uses for 3D printing and synthetic biology.