Journey to the West is rightly considered one of the most influential novels ever written, but the real reason for its success may be its charismatic poster-boy: The Monkey King.
A thief left her phone at the scene. The victim took over her social media, sparking a wild internet-sleuthing saga
What started as a viral case of public shaming has morphed into a dark story involving internet sleuths, a criminal network, and the suspicious death of a 62-year-old man in St. Louis.
From the Notre Dame to Buddhist statues, dozens of irreplaceable artifacts are destroyed every year by both man and nature.
Harmony and moderation make for a happier life.
Vienna leads as the most livable cities in the world.
Our modern-day Kafka on his new novel Lake Success and the dark comedy that in 2018 pretty much writes itself
We need religion not to tell us what to think but to help us feel: it has evolved to manage human emotions.
It should get people talking ...
More than 5,000 teens were involved in this longitudinal study.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, they clearly don't want to be bothered.
The researchers in this study found that doctors are prescribing opioids even to patients who don't have any pain-related symptoms. Why?
The Chinese government announced it will be genetic testing potential Olympic athletes for the 2022 Games. What could possibly go wrong?
The way we represent other genders or ethnicities in literary fiction shows the limitations of our capacity for empathy and compassion.
The astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been awarded a special Breakthrough prize for discovering pulsars in the 1960s.
When the zombies come, when the bombs fall, or when biological warfare breaks, where will you go? If you’re a wealthy tech executive in Silicon Valley, odds are it’s New Zealand.
The less that parents "walk the walk" about religious beliefs, the more likely their children are to walk away.
The hundreds of people that show up for flat Earth conventions are not the problem. What this type of thinking leads to is.
Australian students are becoming more secular. American students are staying relatively the same.
A former Vatican ambassador has accused Pope Francis and other church leaders of wittingly covering up sexual abuse, an unprecedented accusation that highlights escalating tensions within the Catholic Church.
A study from Iowa State University draws a direct link between gym class and adult exercise habits.
A new study shows how bots and Russian trolls have been spreading misinformation and confusion on Twitter about vaccination in an apparent attempt to sow discord among Americans.
A new study compares the psychedelic DMT with near-death experiences.
Crazy Rich Asians is the first film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years. It is also a bonafide success, both financially and culturally. Inspired by its fanfare, Big Think looks at seven other films that shook American society.
What causes the urban-rural cultural divide? According to this author, its how we view our communities.
A team of archaeologists has discovered 3,200-year-old cheese after analyzing artifacts found in an ancient Egyptian tomb. It could be the oldest known cheese sample in the world.