The world is full of untapped potential. A lack of leadership leads to latent energy going to waste. In the Internet age, who will step up to be our much-needed figurehead for creative progress?
Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains his main gripe with organized religion: "It implies things about the real world that are just not true."
The universe is going to keep going with or without us. All we can control is how much we learn and explore.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's comments are plainly spoken, aspirational, and cognizant of an American aesthetic. It's presidential material, actually.
A resourceful Briton named Daniel Beaumont went on Tinder dates with 32 women who helped him get across the continent.
Words of wisdom from Cuban national hero José Martí: "Everything that divides men, everything that specified, separates, or pens them, is a sin against humanity."
Big Think hosted a panel discussion highlighting cutting-edge autism research as part of our Breakthroughs series, made possible by Pfizer.
This conversation features back-and-forth exchanges between top luminaries in the field, including
New drugs for patients may be on the horizon, but "early, intense" behavioral treatment remains "the very best intervention for autism."
Four out of five autism sufferers are male. Is something in men’s genes—or brain structure—causing the gap?
Autism isn’t on the rise: it’s just getting defined better, and diagnosed more.
Autism sufferers unquestionably have feelings. It’s processing those feelings—and reading them in others—that they struggle with.
Many kids are vaccinated at age two, the same age at which autism is often first noticed. But the “evidence” that one causes the other doesn't wash.
There is not a single gene that triggers autism, but more likely dozens of genes that enhance the risk of autism.
Big Think presents a conversation between top experts highlighting cutting-edge autism research.
The symptoms of autism are better understood than its causes; psychiatrists classify the disorder as having two major components: impaired social cognition and a tendency toward narrow interests and repetitive...