What will historians say about our time 250 years from now? Lawrence Summers asks this question in a thought-provoking lecture about the evolution of ideas.
We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, but we don't want to squander our hard-earned money on poor investments.
Yale Professor Jeffrey Brenzel argues that reading the great classics can not only enrich your education, but also actually make your life better.
Our successes and failures are similarly linked to others, though we may feel their effects only personally. Every choice you make, every behavior you exhibit, and even every desire you have finds its roots in the social universe.
Professor Douglas Melton takes a look at the basis for regenerative medicine, the human body’s ability to divide, grow, and specialize cells.
We're halfway through our rollout of The Floating University here at Big Think. It's some of the most vital, timely, and mind-changing video content anywhere on the Web. Here's number six of 12 on our list, featuring Yale psychologist Paul Bloom.
Money doesn't make the world go round; it's just a stand-in for value, and an arbitrary one at that.
Professor Michio Kaku delivers a glimpse of where science will take us in the next hundred years, as warp drives, teleportation, and time travel converge with our scientific understanding.
Warning: You might not want to watch this at the dinner table (it gets political), but in the name of having great discussion over important issues, we hope you will!
We're thrilled to be bringing The Floating University to Big Think: It's some of the most vital, timely, and mind-changing video content anywhere on the Web.
In this excerpt from his lecture for The Floating University, Dr. Kaku explains that time machines do not violate Einstein's laws of physics, and that future humans would be wise to build one and slip through a wormhole before the cooling universe extinguishes all known life.