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The perfectly accessible, perfectly knowable Universe of classical physics is gone forever, no matter what interpretation you choose.
The Pan-American Highway began a century ago with a vision of unfettered motor-vehicle access between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego. What happened to the dream?
Philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that we often don't truly want to obtain what we think we desire.
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The surface of asteroid Bennu is more like a plastic ball pit than the Moon.
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The neutrino is the most ghostly, rarely-interacting particle in all the Standard Model. How well can we truly make "beams" out of them?
Katie Kermode — a memory athlete with four world records — tells Big Think about her unique spin on an ancient technique to memorize unfathomably long lists of information.
The Standard Model may or may not be in trouble, but particle physics definitely needs saving. Here's what the new LHC can do.
Success is about give and take — with a little more give.
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This collection of learning and development quotes serves as a reminder of the meaning and purpose behind this important work.
One single plot of data embodies the most profound thing we know about the stars.
At a fundamental level, only a few particles and forces govern all of reality. How do their combinations create human consciousness?
Massive objects like black holes, stars, and rogue planets routinely pass near our Solar System. An ensuing comet storm could destroy us.
The tonal Native American language differentiates words based on pitch and makes Spanish conjugation look like child’s play.
Why does the DMT experience feel so familiar to some people — even those who are trying the psychedelic for the first time?
Four key components to guide the creation of emotional intelligence training for leaders.
From active listening to giving feedback, these five capabilities are integral to interpersonal skills training.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
Some constants, like the speed of light, exist with no underlying explanation. How many "fundamental constants" does our Universe require?