From fully-functioning rabbit penises and spray-on skin to ribeye steaks grown in laboratories, here are the most exciting—and bizarre—advances in the new field of tissue engineering.
Solar power, driven by exponentially-increasing nanotechnology, will satisfy the entire world's energy needs in 16 years.
The pioneering feminist acknowledges that people are frustrated with the Democrats, but warns that the "extreme" policies of the Republican party are bad for everyone—especially women.
The online video series, created by sex columnist Dan Savage and his husband Terry in response to recent LGBT teen suicides, has reached the White House. Savage talks to Big Think about its success.
Given that drugs like Ritalin and Adderall raise productivity indiscriminately, shouldn't everyone be using them? Dr. Harold Koplewicz, one of the nation's leading child psychiatrists, thinks ADHD—like the drugs that are used to treat it—is "highly misunderstood."
To what lengths would you go to survive in the face of death? Could you amputate your own arm to free it from beneath a boulder? Could you survive 10 weeks on frogs and leeches? Over the next four days, Big Think interviews men who survived the harshest conditions.
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Before becoming a Big Thinker, Max lived in Hanoi for a year, where stuffed himself on bun cha and served as the Associate Executive Editor of Vietnam Financial Review, the only independent English-language financial magazine in Vietnam.
Max graduated from Princeton University, where he received an A.B. in English.