Kevin Dickinson is the Learning Curve columnist at Big Think and Big Think+, which focuses on the intersection between education, psychology, and science. He holds a master’s in English and writing, and his articles have appeared in Agenda, RealClearScience, and the Washington Post. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter @KevinRDickinson.
Despite being raised in a screen-lit world, today's children make and maintain friendships as well as past generations.
The researchers hope to develop a no-trace plastic to curtail marine pollution and ghost fishing.
Men take longer to clear COVID-19 from their systems; a male-only coronavirus repository may be why.
The smart toilet can analyze urine and stool samples for disease markers and can even recognize an individual user's "analprint".
Ad Fontes Media wants to educate readers on where to find reliable sources of news and lessen the heat from the political flame wars.
Flattening the curve on panic and disinformation.
Social distancing won't be easy, but science shows us how to make it more manageable.
The National Institutes of Health hopes synthetic biology can engineer vaccines that outperform nature.
The Hollywood blockbuster may have been right, if only 3.2 billion years off the mark.
Preventable deaths for all five leading mortality causes are "consistently higher" in rural communities.
One study says reduce red meat consumption; another says enjoy. Which should we believe?
In 2018, cancer drugs earned the pharmaceutical industry $123.8 billion. Soon, they'll be worth billions more.
The job market of tomorrow will require people to develop their technical capacity in tandem with human-only skills.
On average, American households dump the equivalent of $1,900 worth of food a year.
The dominatrix profession demands a mastery of human psychology and the ability to command life's many challenges.
Charity and volunteering not only benefit the recipient but help you become happier and healthier in the new year.
A new study suggests that a device's night mode may damage sleep hygiene even more.
A new study finds that societies use the same acoustic features for the same types of songs, suggesting universal cognitive mechanisms underpinning world music.
Millennial income did not recover from the Great Recession like older generations', a disparity that can have dire consequences for future generations.