ThinkBIG: BIG Problems

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What getting a doctorate really means? Matt Might, professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah, offers these graphics to explain conceptually what specialization of knowledge means.

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This TEDxStavanger talk by Erika Ilves helps us to imagine the Big Future that our descendants might yet have if we take the long view now

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Robert Mendick of the Daily Telegraph reported this week about behind-the-scenes wrangling over the up-coming publication of the 2,000-page Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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"Welcome to the Anthropocene." That is the message of a stunning collection of satellite images recently compiled by the New York Times.

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Why should Big Pharma invest in Big History? My answer is in the form of a warning label I imagined attached to all pharmaceutical products.

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EnvironmentalScienceDegree.com is an enormously helpful platform for anything and everything environmental. Their mission is to help environmentally conscious professionals and those seeking an education in the field to move forward.

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Science is getting in on the crowdfunding trend in a big way. Over the past few years, organizations like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized the fundraising process for small businesses and entrepreneurs by bypassing traditional funders.

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On a recent visit to Pioneer Works in the Brooklyn Red Hook neighborhood, I heard a lecture by Matthew Putman on “Imaging the Invisible”. The venue is a newly renovated factory and warehouse dating back to 1866. Putman began his lecture in the post-and-beam grand hall at Pioneer Works by referencing Richard Feynman’s 1959 lecture. “There is plenty of room at the bottom.”

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It’s Okay To Be Smart is a blog and a YouTube show about science. But it’s probably not about science the way you’re used to it.

From the blogger and host, Joe Hanson, Ph.D:

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