Believe it or not, insects today are really tiny. How did pre-historic insects get so colossal, and why have they now shrunk in size?
NASA has found organic matter preserved in 3-billion-year-old mudstones at Gale crater on Mars. Is it just a matter of time before life is discovered on the red planet?
A global Ebola pandemic could cause tens of millions of deaths. To prevent this, researchers at Lehigh University have created a predictive model based on the migratory patterns of bats.
Astronauts aren’t floating in space, they’re free falling—and so are you. Here's the amazing science behind so-called zero gravity.
Researchers have put to bed an important question: is our genetic makeup responsible for an overabundance of abdominal fat, or is our diet the most significant factor?
A new study suggests that the genes that are associated with schizophrenia are switched on in the placenta when a pregnancy complication occurs.
Current climate change models are flawed when predicting the true cost to the world, new study says.
This is what the world will look like, 250 million years from now
Walking all over the English countryside picking up trash, the genitalia of the spotted hyena, and many other subjects comical and deadly serious.
People who displayed higher intelligence were 28% more likely to wear glasses.
The updated recommendations come in the wake of research that shows an alarming rise of colon and rectal cancer among young adults.
Does smoking marijuana make it less likely that couples will have children? A study out of Boston University has arrived at a clear conclusion.
The field of Artificial Intelligence is pushing back against a newcomer — for good reason.
A new study attempts to figure out why the motor cortex sometimes synchronizes to speech as the auditory cortex does.
Are hot dogs or hamburgers the healthier option? It’s a question that has plagued many a summer barbeque guest.
Each year, lightning kills 24,000 people around the world. These maps show which regions get hit more than others.
The moral bankruptcy of the European Union, the backlash against Steven Pinker’s defense of progress, and where we go from here.
Big Think speaks with the American who’s spent the most time in space, astronaut Peggy Whitson, looking back on what she learned during life in orbit.
A new study echoes a body of prior research showing that men tend to outperform women in a variety of navigational and spatial tasks.
People who occasionally pull all-nighters are at greater risk for diabetes and other illnesses, and a new study identifies blood proteins as being behind the problem.