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.
The Great White North has found a way to provide universal healthcare with more salubrious results and trimmed national costs. Take notes, America.
You may not recognize the names, but these seven scientists have improved the lives of people the world over.
Is the appendix a useless organ, an immune system benefactor, a Parkinson's disease instigator, or all of the above?
Can algorithms use collective knowledge to make us all internet explorers?
Electrons show chemists how to see more with less.
Is microdosing magic truffles a way to unlock your creative potential? That's long been anecdotal, but the evidence is coming.
People often say, "I'm just not a math person," but the truth is that no one's brain is hardwired for math.
Feeling the urge to scare yourself this Halloween? Here are seven important horror films you have to see.
Kayne West's tweet that the United States should amend the 13th Amendment brought renewed attention to a flaw in its language.
Easter eggs have been hidden in video games since Atari's Adventure; now Google search has hidden an entire adventure game.
With the death of Markeis McGlockton, the debate over stand your ground laws has reignited. Proponents believe they make us safe, while opponents claim they encourage vigilantism. While a consensus may be inconclusive, studies suggest such laws aren’t as effective as their drafters intended.
Flat Earth theory has enjoyed staying power since at least the 19th century despite being patently untrue. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the late Carl Sagan, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and other big thinkers will show you how to disprove this bad idea, all without having to take a journey into space.
Millennials are killing everything great about our society including…divorce?
Twenty years ago, Nintendo asked America to try to catch 'em all. We still haven't (legitimately) captured a Mew.
For any business or organization, it’s essential to an organization’s success to create an environment that encourages personal growth and having a growth mindset. In a Harvard Business Review (HBR) […]
NASA scientists have discovered three factors that influence Earth's rotational wobble. Thankfully, while the Earth may wobble, it won't fall down.
U.S. Supreme Court justices receive lifetime appointments to the bench, but many wonder if indefinite terms do more harm to our legal system than good.
On Sept. 2, a fire spread through Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum, devouring the historic building and most of its 20 million culturally and scientifically important items. We look at nine priceless artifacts and collections likely lost in the blaze.
Crazy Rich Asians is the first film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years. It is also a bonafide success, both financially and culturally. Inspired by its fanfare, Big Think looks at seven other films that shook American society.