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.
Author and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan offers an interesting crash course on computational ethics, the idea that robots and machines will require programming to make them cognizant of morals, decorum, manners, and...
Researchers attempt to distill the science of dirty talk, submissive sexual activity, and the overall nature of arousal.
It starts with how we approach education.
Words of wisdom from Sherman Alexie: "I don't know what any individual should do about crossing her own borders. I only know that I live a happier, more adventurous life, by crossing borders."
David Goldhill is the CEO of the Game Show Network. his Atlantic article, "How American Healthcare Killed My Father", was considered by many to be one of the year's most provocative on the subject.
Though David Goldhill’s vision of an ideal health care system is far off, it sheds light on important misunderstandings about the current health insurance-based system in the United States.
David Goldhill’s popular Atlantic article was about “What Washington Doesn’t Get About Health Care.” We asked him if Obama learned anything in time for his September 9th bicameral speech on the subject.
David Goldhill, a media executive, was inspired to become an expert on the healthcare crisis after his father died in a poorly run hospital. As it turned out, his outsider’s view—published in The...