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Cohousing Could Help Solve Some of the World’s Most Pressing Problems
August 16th, 2017, 05:42 PM

Though it looks promising, there are some issues to work out before it becomes widespread. 

 



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Could This Gene Cure Sleep Disorders?
August 16th, 2017, 05:42 PM

New research on mice at UCLA could hold a key for humans with sleep disorders.



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People Who See Themselves as Unique Are Drawn to Conspiracy Theories
August 15th, 2017, 05:42 PM

A new study finds a link between a desire for uniqueness and a willingness to believe in conspiracy theories.



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What the UN Commission on Human Rights Thinks About Universal Basic Income
August 15th, 2017, 05:42 PM

A new UN report challenges the global human rights community to consider Universal Basic Income.



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Why Imposing Restrictions Can Actually Boost Creativity
August 15th, 2017, 05:42 PM

One study supports imposing artificial restrictions in order to goose creativity. 

 



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Research Reveals That Honeybees Comprehend the Number 0
August 15th, 2017, 05:42 PM

Apparently bees can understand zero, making them the first invertebrate members of an exclusive club.



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This Philosopher Thinks Psychedelic Drugs Lead to the Truth of Experience
August 14th, 2017, 05:42 PM

One philosopher believes psychedelic drugs are a gateway to truth and knowledge.



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CRISPR-Cleaned Piglets Have Been Cloned for Organ Donation
August 14th, 2017, 05:42 PM

Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 to clone virus-free piglets as organ donors for humans.



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How to Meditate When You're Bad At It
August 14th, 2017, 05:42 PM

In his new book, Why Buddhism is True, Robert Wright admits he's bad at meditation—and that's part of his success. 



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How Game of Thrones Speaks to the Recent Violence in Charlottesville
August 14th, 2017, 05:42 PM

This season of Game of Thrones has been especially political, and episode 7 relates to the social and political climate of the U.S. like never before.



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Scientists Use CRISPR Gene Editing to Create the World's First Mutant Social Insect
August 13th, 2017, 05:42 PM

Researchers succeed in deleting key genes from ants, significantly modifying their behavior.



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Why This Pastor Thinks Donald Trump Can Nuke North Korea
August 13th, 2017, 05:42 PM

A pastor has come out in support of President Donald Trump's authority to use force with North Korea.



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How to Overcome Chronic Procrastination
August 13th, 2017, 05:42 PM

Psychology professor Joseph Ferrari explains how to overcome procrastination. 



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The Difference Between Solitude and Loneliness
August 13th, 2017, 05:42 PM

We're more lonely than ever and this is horrible. Equally horrible? We can't bare to spend time alone. 



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Who Would Win in a War Between the United States and North Korea
August 13th, 2017, 05:42 PM

Experts assess what would happen if the U.S. and North Korea go to war.



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The Golden Age of Trolling – Ari Shaffir – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #111
August 12th, 2017, 05:42 PM

Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Comic Ari Shaffir talks about outrageousness in comedy, bipartisan e-rage on social media, and growing up and growing out of bad habits.



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Help Decide the Future of Big Think!
August 11th, 2017, 05:42 PM

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Is This What the Common Ancestor of Humans and Apes Looked Like?
August 10th, 2017, 05:42 PM

The discovery in Kenya of a 13-million-year-old fossil skull unearths the common ancestor of humans and apes.



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A Novel Form of Gene Therapy Can Treat Diabetes With Genetically Modified Skin Transplants
August 10th, 2017, 05:42 PM

“The human skin is a promising conduit for genetic engineering, as it is the largest and most accessible organ.”

 



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Women in Countries With More Gender Equality Have Better Cognitive Health
August 9th, 2017, 05:42 PM

A new study finds that cognitive functioning of women is affected by gender-role attitudes within their country.



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