When we limit the clash of ideas, we ultimately hinder progress for the entire society.
Partisan division has reached its peak, shows an alarming new study that identifies three crucial components.
Most people believe themselves to be less at risk from COVID-19 than others similar to them, according to a recent UCL survey conducted in the U.S.
Nazi supporters held huge rallies and summer camps for kids throughout the United States in the 1930s.
Younger Americans support expanding the Supreme Court and serious political reforms, says new poll.
Amid such suffering, people need some joy.
Researchers found a common element in the destruction of even the most powerful empires.
Humans help each other in ways animals don't dream of, but why?
Confirmation bias is baked into the DNA of America, but it may soon be the nation's undoing.
Even kids get that a real leader puts others' interests first.
MIT Professor Sinan Aral's new book, "The Hype Machine," explores the perils and promise of social media in a time of discord.
Researchers say that moral self-licensing occurs "because good deeds make people feel secure in their moral self-regard."
The 20th century was marked by waves of pro-democracy revolutions. Now, the future of democracy looks uncertain.
The U.S., China, and Russia are in a "vaccine race" that treats a global challenge like a winner-take-all game.
Archaeology clues us in on the dangers of letting viruses hang around.
Join Radiolab's Latif Nasser at 1pm ET today as he chats with Malcolm Gladwell live on Big Think.
The survey, performed by Morning Consult and commissioned by Amazon, found a majority of those job seekers want to move into new industries to stay relevant.
The CDC's latest youth risk survey houses some scary numbers but shows that evidence-based sex education is working.
Living simply now strikes many people as simply boring.
The improvement in personal well-being might be worth effort.
Big Think co-founder and CEO Victoria Brown breaks down the process of transitioning from founder to boss in her new book, Digital Goddess.