We are traveling in a realm that once exclusively belonged to the gods. Space travel will force humanity to rethink everything.
Passing chunks of ice can fertilize ocean waters and play a role in the planet’s carbon cycle.
The British economic anthropologist Jason Hickel proposes "degrowth" in the face of recession.
A new study on mice showed that ginger may counter certain autoimmune disorders such as lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.
At 35 light-years away, it’s also the 2nd coolest, 2nd widest planet ever found. Despite discovering more than 4000 exoplanets, most remain obscure. Although more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets are known, […]
An antibody produced by llamas seems particularly effective at neutralizing a key protein of the novel coronavirus.
If our nearest star has an Earth-like planet, here’s how we’ll see it. As seen from up close, the signs of not only life, but our intelligent, technologically advanced human civilization […]
Country music deserves better cultural ambassadors.
The 'People Map of the United States' zooms in on America's obsession with celebrity
Hint: Both lead to the same metabolic state.
A new study investigates if pot smokers outperformed nonsmokers in creativity.
Three great things all align this August, making the Perseids a can’t-miss show. Here’s how to take advantage. When it comes to meteor showers, we have these dazzling pictures in […]
God, guns, sex, and mutually exclusive concepts of liberty. The Way Brothers' Netflix docuseries Wild, Wild Country tells a story that's about as American as it gets.
Free market ideology uses democratic vocabulary as propaganda, obscuring a non-democratic reality.
At least 60 will be running at the federal level, and thousands for state offices.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Humanities scholar Stephen Greenblatt on one particular story that just won't let us go.
How we define "inequality" is of utmost importance in trying to implement fair equality.
As NFL linemen keep getting bigger, are they also risking their health? Here's how the offensive lines of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles stack up.
Get lost in a good book. Time and again, reading has been shown to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic.
Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. Author Jodi Picoult and host Jason Gots talk comic books, social justice, and why white Americans need to take the risk (and the consequences) of talking honestly about race and class privilege.
The Electoral College system is anachronistic, disillusioning, and unpopular. Here’s a better plan.
On this week's episode of Think Again - a Big Think Podcast, Ethan Hawke and host Jason Gots discuss fatherhood, perpetual warfare, and the daily struggle between light and dark within every person.
Revenge, Hallucinogens, and a spontaneous William Blake Smackdown
This isn’t the Matrix. Should you wish to face the ugly reality, there’s no red pill you can swallow.
Do schools kill creativity? Should white boys ever rap or breakdance? This week on Think Again we're joined by Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
We need to talk openly about the world we live in because evil thrives on silence and secrecy. I’d go so far as to say that it can’t exist without them.