Have you seen the new Big Think?
Notice anything different? The biggest ideas of the 21st century just got a makeover.
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- Our new site makes it easier to stream knowledge from the palm of your hand.
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Bigthink.com has relaunched! The biggest ideas of the 21st century are looking better than ever. We took it apart, threw out the rusty bits, added shiny new features, then put it all back together to create a smoother and more user-friendly experience for all the big thinkers out there.
Here's what's new and how you can enjoy it best.
Crazy ideas and hard work are the key to a fulfilling life, says Nick Offerman.
The moment you land on Bigthink.com our latest video will play in high-def, full-screen glory. See Nick Offerman talk about crazy ideas and hard work; find out how the brains of super-meditators work; let Harvard professor Steven Pinker stoke your deepest thoughts as he asks and answers the question: Is human nature evil?
Check in daily to see what's new. Make sure you press 'More Videos' for all the great ideas you might have missed.
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We can't control whether or not sex robot brothels come to America, but we can design an elegant way to read about it. We've upped our visuals so you can get better optics on the issues and questions you want to understand, mull over, and debate among your inner circle.
For a better way to share, we've added Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and Linkedin buttons so you can share ideas and watch discussions unfold on your favorite platform.
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We've interviewed the world's brightest minds and biggest thinkers for over a decade. There's over 3,000 videos in the vault. But what's the idea that broke the internet? Who's the expert that revolutionized our thinking? What did Richard Dawkins say about Donald Trump? Our 10 most popular videos have made a nest on our homepage, so you can keep up with what's got people talking and watch as classic videos fall off and new ideas climb up.
Want a crash course in history? How about a David Attenborough-inspired dive into the animal kingdom? Bookmark our playlists for a bite-size learning marathon or, when you want to go deeper, watch our Floating University series for Ivy-League lectures in the palm of your hand.
Each week, host Jason Gots takes a spontaneous, deep dive into science, art and culture, surprising some of the smartest people you know with ideas they're not prepared to discuss. Past guests include Junot Diaz, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Saul Williams, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Ethan Hawke and Slavoj Zizek.
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How you talk to people with drug addiction might save their life.
- Addiction is a learning disorder; it's not a sign that someone is a bad person.
- Tough love doesn't help drug-addicted people. Research shows that the best way to get people help is through compassion, empathy and support. Approach them as an equal human being deserving of respect.
- As a first step to recovery, Maia Szalavitz recommends the family or friends of people with addiction get them a complete psychiatric evaluation by somebody who is not affiliated with any treatment organization. Unfortunately, warns Szalavitz, some people will try to make a profit off of an addicted person without informing them of their full options.
The rise of anti-scientific thinking and conspiracy is a concerning trend.
- Fifty years later after one of the greatest achievements of mankind, there's a growing number of moon landing deniers. They are part of a larger trend of anti-scientific thinking.
- Climate change, anti-vaccination and other assorted conspiratorial mindsets are a detriment and show a tangible impediment to fostering real progress or societal change.
- All of these separate anti-scientific beliefs share a troubling root of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance.
China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
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