Big Bang's Big Moment

Today is a historical day in science. One day you may be asked: Where were you when you learned of the Big Bang's smoking gun?

To understand the science of this historical discovery, watch this video from our friends at This is Genius.

In honor of today's exciting announcement, here's a round-up of some of Big Think's Big Bang coverage:

1) Big Think's Michio Kaku answers "What put the 'bang' in the Big Bang?"

2) Katie Freese, professor of physics at the University of Michigan, explains what came before the Big Bang.

3) Maybe we should change the name of the theory? Kaku on why "Big Bang" is a misnomer.

4) What did the Big Bang sound like? University of Washington physicist John Cramer provides a recording that may provide clues.

5) What's love got to do with the Big Bang Theory? Big Think's Pamela Haag applies it to mate selection.

Why Henry David Thoreau was drawn to yoga

The famed author headed to the pond thanks to Indian philosophy.

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Personal Growth
  • The famed author was heavily influenced by Indian literature, informing his decision to self-exile on Walden Pond.
  • He was introduced to these texts by his good friend's father, William Emerson.
  • Yoga philosophy was in America a century before any physical practices were introduced.
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How to vaccinate the world’s most vulnerable? Build global partnerships.

Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.

Susan Silbermann, Global President of Pfizer Vaccines, looks on as a health care worker administers a vaccine in Rwanda. Photo: Courtesy of Pfizer.
  • Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
  • Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
  • Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
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Personal Growth
    • A recent study from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 80 percent of Americans don't exercise enough.
    • Small breaks from work add up, causing experts to recommend short doses of movement rather than waiting to do longer workouts.
    • Rethinking what exercise is can help you frame how you move throughout your day.
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