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.
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...
Scientists exploring the Mariana Trench observed on video an unknown fish species living 8,143 meters (26,713 feet) below the surface.
With its Deep Speech system, Chinese search giant Baidu claims to have created one of the most advanced and successful speech recognition programs in the world.
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