Discover how the threads of myth, legend, and artistry have been woven together by storytellers to craft history.
Most patients with cancer die from metastasis. Stopping it would be a major advance in cancer therapy.
This collection of learning and development quotes serves as a reminder of the meaning and purpose behind this important work.
Individuals and organizations can maintain a strong and enduring identity by repeatedly remaking themselves.
Big Think spoke with historian Marc-William Palen about the egalitarian aims of the free-trade movement in past centuries.
Gods and angels have been replaced with hi-tech extraterrestrials.
Humanity can avoid catastrophe — if we look beyond our blinkered present.
Pure cinema is about removing redundancy so that even the smallest detail serves a purpose in relation to the bigger picture.
More than 90 percent of people make a mistake on this test.
Serving as the inspiration for the modern horror classic “The Blair Witch Project,” what does our fascination with this unsolvable mystery tell us about our modern psyche?
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
One particular revolution was so important, that at least one historian thinks the 20th century officially began in 1914 and ended in 1991.
The poisoned candy legend is just one way that American fears manifested: as an easily understood threat to innocence.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Australian parrots have worked out how to open trash bins, and the trick is spreading across Sydney.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
Brian C. Muraresku, New York Times best-selling author of "The Immortality Key," unpacks ancient evidence for the widespread ritual use of psychoactive plants.
Many people out there, including scientists, claim to have discovered a series of game-changing revolutions. Here's why we don't buy it.
From 1974 to 1978, the chimps of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania were at war with each other, the first time conservationists saw chimps engage in calculated, cold-blooded killing.
The gospels imply that Jesus became famous as much for his exorcisms as his ministry.
The German thinker wrote both treatises and songs. He approached each form of expression with the same level of interest.
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
Not nearly well enough. And we should all be concerned. In 1859, the science of solar physics truly began with the largest eruption in recorded history: the Carrington event. Prior […]