We're better at teaching robots to reason than we are at getting them to perceive. That's good for human laborers in industries that value the latter.
Science and art are complementary disciplines, according to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek. Together they allow us to explore whether the world embodies beautiful ideas.
Big Think's chief economist discusses the fledgling Chinese shadow banking system that national leaders want to regularize.
Words of wisdom from FDR: "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
The truth is a bitter pill to swallow, they say. Yet much of today's information economy is built on the premise that knowing more is better.
Exercise, especially, walking is a great way for the elderly to stay in shape and keep their wits about them. But a recent study indicates that running may be an even better option.
by Big Think Editors
The picture above is a composite of 25 images recorded in extreme ultraviolet light by the Solar Dynamics Observatory over the course of the past year.
Image Credit: NASA, Solar Dynamics Observatory