Carly Horne discusses the benefits and drawbacks of competition, and the importance it holds in the learning process.
Category: Social Sciences
The GIST attended the TEDxUniversityofGlasgow’s 2019 Conference: Wrong Way – Go Ahead. Sonya offers a glimpse into the day, covering the astoundingly inspiring talks.
Phrenology is a derided 18th-century pseudoscience; so how does it still have implications in 2019? Kirstin covers the Glasgow Skeptics talk by Professor David Price.
Sextech is a growing global market; including technology for sex education, sex robots, AI vibrators, and apps which can help to keep sex workers safe. Kirstin investigates the useful, unusual, and the unsettling developments.
Some GISTers attended Gavinburn Primary School as part of British Science Week, resulting in some brilliant Junior articles. Read them here:
Victoria Smith discusses three ways we may be harming the environment in our eco-friendly efforts, and how we can alter our actions to help instead.
Open data is already impacting the way we do research. But many people are not aware of what open data is or the impact this could have on research. Kirstin Leslie investigates.
In the age of fake news and distorted truth, Maisie Keogh investigates how we can burst the filter bubble and begin to think critically about the news we read.