Pugs are funny and cute, but that is because we have bred them intentionally to have debilitating genetic mutations. Is that ethical?
The problem with carnivores turned omnivores.
For a substantial fraction of a second after the Big Bang, there was only a quark-gluon plasma. Here's how protons and neutrons arose.
"Less is better" is not a catchy marketing slogan, but one doctor who didn't shower for five years thinks there's a lot of truth to it.
A game that challenges pedestrians to avoid detection by an AI could help train tomorrow’s self-driving cars.
In the very early Universe, practically all particles were massless. Then the Higgs symmetry broke, and suddenly everything was different.
After turning up hundreds of genes with hard-to-predict effects, some scientists are now probing the grander developmental processes that shape face geometry.
Business advisor Michael C. Fillios has developed a repeatable playbook for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to add value from technology.
Chemists could replace bubbling flasks with tumbling ball mills.
This new geologic activity could be part of a thousand-year cycle, ushering in a new era of volcanism on the island.
You've certainly seen the paintings — but they don't depict what you think they do. Benjamin Moser discusses with Big Think.
No, it's not a hangover.
We rightly celebrate Winston Churchill as one of the world's greatest leaders — but for all the wrong reasons.
When the hot Big Bang first occurred, the Universe reached a maximum temperature never recreated since. What was it like back then?
Long before the birth of Julius Caesar, the Roman Republic appointed all-powerful dictators to protect their state in times of crisis. They were remarkably self-restrained and obedient to the Roman Constitution.
Visionaries from Socrates to Steve Jobs have touted curiosity as an essential quality. Here’s how to supercharge your spirit of inquiry.
Some 13.8 billion years ago, the Universe became hot, dense, and filled with high-energy quanta all at once. Here's what it was like.
People with higher immune resilience live longer, resist diseases, and are more likely to survive diseases when they do develop.
A unique combination of DNA and silica is the strongest known material for its density (but you’ll need a lot of it before you can build a suit from it).
'Six Persimmons,' an ink painting by the Chinese monk Mu Qi, has long been hailed as the poster child of Zen Buddhism. But is its reputation deserved?
Really smart people don’t just demand intellectual engagement — they need the opportunity to learn and create something special.
The miniaturization of particle accelerators could disrupt medical science.
Exile is a kind of death of who you once were.
Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the Universe is simply that it, and everything in it, exists. But what's the reason why?