Geek Culture, Lifestyle, Television

11 YouTube Channels I Want You To Know About

Recently, I've been watching a lot of YouTube. Here are some channels, from educational, to vlogs, to sex and relationship advice, that I think you should watch.

Science and Technology

5 Reasons You Should Learn to Code

Coding is everywhere. And with good reason.

Psychology and Mental Health, Science, Science and Technology

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness Review

I have no shame in saying that I am a big fan of The Wellcome Trust. I have a lot of admiration for their ability to engage the public with science, and it was actually their editorial team who gave me my first ever paid writing job, an article about cell division for Big Picture. So naturally,… Continue reading States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness Review

Education, Science, Science and Technology

The Problem With Science Teaching

Not long ago, I attended a lecture about cancer biology. On the very same day, a major story about a potential cancer treatment was published in several national newspapers. But this wasn't mentioned once in my cancer biology lecture, on a course supposedly at "the forefront" of scientific developments. In fact, the only time I… Continue reading The Problem With Science Teaching

Education, Lifestyle

Why You’re Wrong About Government Plans To Prosecute Graduates Who Don’t Repay

Over the last week, words of outrage have begun to appear on my Facebook feed, all expressing horrified reactions to headlines along the lines of: "Government will prosecute those who fail to repay their student loans on time, warns Jo Johnson" - The Independent "UK student loans: 'we will trace and prosecute borrowers who don't pay'"… Continue reading Why You’re Wrong About Government Plans To Prosecute Graduates Who Don’t Repay

Lifestyle, Science and Technology

Do We Really Want a Dislike Button?

Remember a few years ago when people couldn't stop talking about how Facebook needs a dislike button? Facebook have decided to listen, and I can’t help but wonder “why?” According to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the button will enable users to easily express empathy when a friend posts about a negative event which users wouldn't feel comfortable liking,… Continue reading Do We Really Want a Dislike Button?

Education, Lifestyle

How to Survive Your First Year at Uni: The Basics

So you’ve got your results, and hopefully you know where you’re going. Now the worry starts to set in. In this blog, I answer some of your biggest questions about university, even the ones you thought no-one else had. How scary is it to actually live independently? How am I supposed to deal with all… Continue reading How to Survive Your First Year at Uni: The Basics

Science, Science and Technology

“It’s Just Hormones”

It's just hormones. What do you mean when you say that? Are hormones just pesky little gender-specific gremlins that can make us tearful or a bit snappy, or are they something more? Hormones are instrumental in so many processes, not just how we feel today. They don't just regulate your moods: they regulate your metabolism, your blood… Continue reading “It’s Just Hormones”