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.
Stone stackers enjoy the practice as a peaceful challenge, but scientists warn that moving small stones has mountainous consequences.
The Silicon Valley titan has promised scholarships for its tech-focused certificate courses alongside $10 million in job training grants.
Chronic irregular sleep in children was associated with psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to a recent study out of the University of Birmingham's School of Psychology.
Unraveling the mysteries of adult neurogenesis may have clinical applications.
Pew Research Center data shows that most people think diversity improves lives in their countries.
According to Harvard economists, Democrats and Republicans both perceive reality very wrong.
Batrachopus grandis, an ancient crocodylomorph, may have chased down land prey on its own two feet.
State and local governments are hiring contact tracers to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
Data from LinkedIn suggests soft skills will be the most in-demand as the economy begins to rebuild and 2020 grads look for work.
With the coronavirus pandemic upending summer plans, now's the perfect time to learn something new.
A new study may help us better understand how children build social cognition through caregiver interaction.
A recent survey also found that political messaging from the pulpit increased the likelihood of believing presidents to be ordained by God.
The study provides initial evidence that open, strong postures can improve children's mood and self-esteem.
New research suggests parenthood helps couples tune into each other's minds and emotional states.
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods find a greater foothold in the market as demand for plant-based meats rises.
Today's agriculture workers face 21 days of heat that exceed safety standards. That number will double by 2050.
Non-avian dinosaurs were thought terrestrially bound, but newly unearthed fossils suggest they conquered prehistoric waters, too.
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.
Couples that handle sexual rejection well can improve their relationship, but persistent or hostile patterns of rejection are never healthy.
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.
A NASA-sponsored competition asks participants to improve the design of a bucket drum for moon excavation.
Social distancing won't be easy, but science shows us how to make it more manageable.
The answer depends on how we choose to balance religious freedom, social inclusion, and the search for self-identity.
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.