Big Think

How social learning made us hugely successful as a species | Nicholas Christakis

- What distinguishes humans is social learning — and teaching. - Crucial to learning and teaching is the value of free expression. - And we need...

Find new inspiration with these time-tested approaches to creativity | Anthony Brandt

- Beethovan and Picasso are the perfect examples for mastering the creative process. - Behind each of their works are countless studies and...

Longer lifespans: A coming crisis or reason to celebrate? | Ashton Applewhite

- A huge segment of America's population — the Baby Boom generation — is aging and will live longer than any American generation in history. - The...

What evidence is there that animals are conscious beings? | Frans de Waal

Consciousness has long been difficult to define, whether you're a biologist, neuroscientist, or philosopher. So Frans de Waal looks at what...

Jillian Michaels’ 12-hour rule: A guide to healthier headspace

- There's no shortage of good advice in the world. But how to actually follow it? - When it comes to your own wellbeing, learn to schedule your...

Why the Parker Solar Probe is NASA's most exciting mission | Michelle Thaller

- The Parker Solar Probe is set to uncover a mystery about the sun: Why is it's corona hotter than its surface? - NASA's ability to fly a probe so...

Big Think Edge: A new way to get smarter, faster | Victoria Brown

We’ve got big news. Big Think Edge, previously only available to employees at select companies, is now available to individual subscribers. You...

Why we prefer people just like us. And why that’s potentially dangerous. | Nicholas Christakis

- It's common for people to form groups of like minded individuals who also have similar abilities. - Evolution confers advantages on...

Climate denial isn’t stopping climate action. Here’s what is. | David Wallace-Wells

Climate change denial draws headlines. But is it actually an obstacle to climate action? A great majority of Americans say they're concerned about...

How to live with grace and grit | Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin

- Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is the only person to catch a pass in the NFL and in space. - Here, he shares his thoughts on living in a...

I invested in Facebook. By 2016, I couldn’t stay silent. | Roger McNamee

Why an early Facebook investor is now Facebook's biggest critic. - Investor Roger McNamee joined Facebook as an early investor when the company...

The biggest change to manhood? Equal parenting. | Michael Kaufman

Being a successful caregiver is part of today's definition of manhood - The biggest example of a change in men's gendered behavior in recent years...