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...
Bill Nye is an engineer by trade, so you know his answer to this one is going to be good. Learn how the rudder of a Boeing 747 can potentially inspire an inventor to develop a better brand of prosthetics.
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."
The ethics and realities of autonomous cars.
As far as health risks go, sleep disorders tend to fly beneath the radar. Researchers are trying to change that.
Big Think extends a warm thank you to Cogito and the Center for Talented Youth at John Hopkins University for facilitating this interview.
The researcher contemplates his rare academic talent.
The researcher describes one of the world’s pre-eminent research institutions for furthering stem cell science.
The 15 year-old stem cell researcher on launching a career in science.
The researcher illuminates the world of stem cells and how they can cure disease.
Kyle Loh is a researcher at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.