Did they spend the money on themselves or others?
Simple "nudges" to remind people to show up for court could help keep thousands out of jail.
The region of Catalonia has been at odds with greater Spain for over 300 years. The prospect of autonomy remains a distant and fading dream.
Experts say it’s likely space junk—and there’s plenty more where that came from.
Wherever automation rises, religiosity falls.
"The more I unleash myself from the tethers of domestication, the happier I feel."
Ideal models of family life have been broken by societal, technological, and cultural shifts — and we need to rethink our options.
It could cut the time needed to reach Mars in half.
Big Think covered the 2012 study shortly after it was published. We are now correcting the record.
While the steep rise of inequality in the United States is well-known, long-run data on the incomes of the richest shows countries have followed a variety of trajectories.
Lab-grown meat may work better as a complement to animal agriculture rather than a replacement of it.
With U.S. infrastructure crumbling, an honor oath and iron ring remind engineers of their profession's ethical weight.
In the land of the double-blind, impartiality is king.
Science news presents a flood of breakthroughs and discoveries that promise to change our lives. They rarely do.
A 2020 study revived a longstanding controversy over Christopher Columbus' claims of marauding cannibals in the Caribbean.
Research suggests that employees with criminal records are far less likely to quit their jobs, perhaps due to a greater sense of loyalty.
Particles behave differently when freed from the force of gravity. A new space factory aims to use this to synthesize pharmaceuticals.
A new online religion is spreading misinformation and phony products.
There may be more energy in methane hydrates than in all the world’s oil, coal, and gas combined. It could be the perfect "bridge fuel" to a clean energy future.
In an age of high quit rates, struggling low-wage employees, and tone-deaf leadership, the call for “good jobs” makes great sense.
One of Apple's key innovations serves as a psychological breakthrough, as its technology eliminates the isolating feel of headset use.
If we took the values and principles of cooperation to the next level, we could effectively tackle many crises.
In a time when we dislike and distrust our politicians, why can't we get more popular leaders like Kim Jong Un and Bashar al-Assad?
Cyberattacks are growing in number and sophistication.
The researchers rebuked writers, scholars, and public figures for lazily perpetuating the notion of widespread gender bias in academic science.