These composers channeled the horror of the Holocaust and Hiroshima while honoring those who lived through it.
Successful constructive criticism is as much about mindset as methods.
Solar geoengineering ideas could weaken storms in both hemispheres, scientists find.
Love to drop F-bombs? Thank the shift to agriculture.
Senator John Sidney McCain III, who died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at the age of 81, is lying in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.
Americans say we value free speech, but recent surveys suggest we love the ideal more than practice, a division that will harm more than it protects.
Yes, life exists in our Universe. No, that statement doesn’t equal science. Imagine you’ve encountered a natural phenomenon you want to understand better, but don’t have the tools to do so. […]
Steam-driven explosions at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii could pose new threats to residents on the island.
Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart?
You may not recognize the names, but these seven scientists have improved the lives of people the world over.
With his 51st Oscar nomination for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, composer John Williams has mastered the craft of the film score.
Every year, companies try to do things better, to find the most effective way to complete some task or to improve overall productivity. Employee learning programs play a massive part […]
According to Pulitzer winner Charles Duhigg, the art of focus is training your mind to know what it can safely ignore.
Subscribe on Google Play, Stitcher, or iTunes Come talk to us on Twitter: @bigthinkagain In this episode: Fear, says National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author James McBride, was the most powerful […]
While the battle over the next Supreme Court justice will be fought in the realm of bare-knuckle, high-octane politics, the daily business of the justices is often a good deal less partisan.
Should you check yourself before you bedeck yourself?
"To do successful research, you don't need to know everything; you just need to know one thing that isn't known."
The computer scientists and ranking enthusiasts Steven Skiena and Charles Ward used Google's Page-Rank algorithm to determine the most significant people of all time.
“How I’ll gobble Paris up, if I’m lucky enough to go back there!” painter Fernand Léger wrote in a 1915 letter home from the front lines of World War I. […]
Decades of research suggest that we are not only initially attracted to likeminded people but that familiarity is essential for healthy marriage.
Swamped this week. Here’s a post originally published on my personal blog to fill the void. Like many features of the human condition, the first psychological account of disgust comes […]
According to The Independent, a recent Yale-Moscow State University study has found “a modest but statistically significant familiality and heritability element to creative writing.” The conclusion was based on an evaluation […]
The horrifying midnight movie shooting spree in Colorado on Friday has re-ignited the national debate over gun control that raged following the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres in 1999 and […]