A Harvard University study of women finds a link between optimism and risks of dying from a number of diseases.
Scientists propose an unexpected location for extraterrestrial life.
Few see how strongly science's preferred languages shape and limit the thinking of many experts.
Climate change is a topic that's politically charged rather than scientifically charged. Bill Nye offers tips for how those on the side of science can begin to have meaningful conversations with skeptics.
As president, Donald Trump is uniquely positioned to bring America back to the Moon.
A theoretical physicist proposes a new way to think about gravity and dark matter.
New research shows how studying music helps the brain create new connections.
A study by University of Toronto psychologists reveals how to have a happy sex life in a long-term relationship.
It takes "deliberate practice," though, to increase your odds of attaining success.
Through an incredible anecdote, Earl Lewis demonstrates why STEM can't do it alone. Scientists and humanists needs each other, and institutions have a responsibility to continue to fund and nurture the humanities.
A recent study reflects that men view their female friends differently than women view their male friends – but by a pretty insignificant margin.
UCLA researchers successfully use a new technique to "wake up" a patient after coma.
Look who went and got himself a talk show. Big Think's regular contributor Bill Nye will be on Netflix in 2017!
A new study sheds light on the evolutionary connection between fish fins and human fingers.
University of California, Irvine physicists may have discovered a new fundamental force of nature.
Spanish scientists utilize a revolutionary new technique to create sperm from skin in a potential cure for infertility.
A new study confirms that zapping your brain with electricity might increase the ability for creative thought.
Your brain is the neural battleground of science and religion, with religious people and atheists differing in intelligence and empathy. Can the two extremes reconcile?