Eyewitness news is an old phenomenon for local television stations: a citizen’s video recording of a gas station robbery, or some such sensational event, becomes free “news” for the station, […]
We may never find out what was onboard the Arctic Sea, the Russian-crewed vessel hijacked by Estonian pirates last month, but my guess is it wasn’t Algeria-bound timber. I’m not […]
Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV may be overtaking Robert Parker as the country’s most recognizable – and polarizing – wine expert. This weekend, watch him on BigThink.com giving a […]
There are tradeoffs inherent in any energy source, but we hear more than usual about those associated with biofuels—whether the energy at the end of the process is more than […]
David Goldhill, the CEO of the Game Show network, never intended to be at the center of the nation’s healthcare debate. After his father died from an infection he caught […]
While New York may be a land for the dream-filled and ambitious, Big Think’s recent guest Mitchell Joachim is taking this stereotype to a new level—a level in which the […]
One of the most intriguing pieces of business news last week was Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ return to public life, his first public appearance since October. After a six-month break […]
One of the biggest fairy tales in foreign policy told to Americans over the past several years has been the Bush administration’s proposed missile shield in Eastern Europe. None of […]
Is about the most useless phrase we've ever uttered.
For all the overheated talk about how far to the left Barack Obama is—for all that he has been called a socialist and even accused of having sympathies with the […]
How many company pep rallies are filled with sports analogies? Guess what? Lots of us have no idea what you are talking about!
a majority of people deny the fact that they are intelligent why is that?
Big Think sat down with Pfizer scientist Manos Perros to talk about pandemics. The chief scientist in the anti-virals department, he’s no stranger to developing drugs to counteract deadly diseases […]
I do not want green eggs and ham, I would rather have toast
“You’ve had your eight years. Now go away.” These were the words addressed to former White House political guru Karl Rove just four months after the end of President George […]
Some career journalists must feel like disenfranchised aristocracy. The high overhead of printing and distribution used to make quality content as rare, and therefore as valuable, as gold. But today, […]
Molecular biologist and biotechnology researcher Lee Silver says scientists in his field can’t catch a break. There is something about the study and manipulation of living things that sets off […]
There’s good news and bad news about the openness of scientific information this week. The good news is that you might soon have access to more of it than ever. […]
When Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke recently claimed that the recession in America was “very likely over,” it was a relief for many. Sure, the United States may be the global […]
Virtuality has its limits
Love to live, is inevitable!
A year and a day after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, everybody—really, every single person I’ve heard comment from—is lamenting the lack of financial reform on Wall Street. Healthcare reform […]
Fewer than 20 percent of employees are “highly engaged” at work. That’s what Gary Hamel, management guru and bestselling business author, told Big Think during a recent interview. He believes […]
If you enjoyed watching the thunderous hits and tackles of the NFL’s opening weekend, remember this: playing pro football isn’t exactly the route to a long, full life. Thanks to […]
We’re rolling out two videos today from our interview with Ann Fudge, former CEO and Chairman of Young and Rubicam Brands, a marketing and communications firm. At the time, Fudge […]
I am standing atop a gorgeous valley of olive groves and goat herds. Black-veiled women lug baskets of fruit around town, whose buildings are still pockmarked with mortar fire. This […]
For better or for worse, Adolph Hitler has been inescapable throughout history, whether as a reminder of the evils of fascism or a rallying force for hateful extremists. A seminal […]
William Lane Craig ad absurdum One insufferable attribute of the faithful is the ability, nay, the indulgence of equivocating faith to explain all manner of things. Hume said it best: […]
The Free Library of Philadelphia (Philly's public library system) shuts down on October 2nd, 2009 due to budget cuts.
Just in time for New York’s fashion week, Dan Ariely, the Duke Behavioral Economics professor and author of Predictably Irrational, sent Big Think a video on how fake designer sunglasses […]