Videos

Why Asia and America are trading places

Asia is experiencing a boom in terms of education and business.

Videos

Why Russia and China are besties

The Kremlin has been eying China for a very long time.

Surprising Science

Report: Atmospheric CO2 levels hit all-time high in 2017

A new report from the American Meteorological Society shows that Earth’s atmosphere had the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in 2017 than it's had in the past 800,000 years.

Surprising Science

15,000 scientists issue environmental 'warning' to humanity

Thousands of scientists from 184 countries have endorsed an open letter that outlines some of the Earth's most pressing environmental problems.

Culture & Religion

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen's Face-to-Face Shows the Myopia of Climate Change Denial

Ice finally met fire on last night's episode of Game of Thrones, and their first conversation proved a perfect case study in the distance between power and reality.

Surprising Science

Harvard Scientists Launch $20M 'Stratospheric Injection' Climate Change Experiment

US scientists fearing for Earth's climate future begin testing solar geoengineering. The consequences may be terrifying — which is exactly why we need these small-scale experiments.

Surprising Science

Need a New Reason to Hate Climate Change? It's Coming for Your Coffee

It often feels like the repercussions of climate change may not apply directly to you. But here's something that will hit home – a somber prediction for your coffee supply, and all those workers who farm it. 

Surprising Science

After 25 Million Years, The Great Barrier Reef Is Dead — Or Is It?

Rowan Jacobsen recently wrote an obituary for one of Earth’s natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef. “The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old,” he wrote in Outside. But publishing its obituary might be a bit premature.

Surprising Science

Global Warming Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Forced Migration and Obedience to Russia

If global temperatures rise by just four degrees celsius, the forecast is cloudy with a chance of obliteration.

Think Again Podcast Mixtape #2– Staring at the Sea

In the second of our "year one in review" mixtapes, host Jason Gots curates the best moments thus far of Think Again - a Big Think Podcast, with excerpts from conversations with Henry Rollins, Kate Tempest, Sarah Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, and A.O. Scott

Think Again Podcasts

Think Again Podcast #54 – LIVE with Sarah Jones

Playing many different characters, Tony and Obie award-winner Sarah Jones responds to surprise "big ideas" in Think Again podcast's first ever live show at NYC Podfest

Culture & Religion

Three Reasons World War III Is Not Going to Happen Anytime Soon

Nine wars have been predicted to erupt since the early 1990s, and all have failed to materialize. That's a result of trade, the interconnectedness of financial markets, and supply chain integration.

Strange Maps

The City States of Europe

Is this a map of Europe's future?

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