How the Electoral College Works

Ah, Election Day, when Americans everywhere cast their ballot for the next President of the United States. Except, not really – Americans don’t directly vote for president. So, what’s happening on election day then? It’s a bit complicated because of something called the Electoral College. To keep things simple for now, think of the Electoral…

How Do We Learn? Insights From The Brain

Learning happens when reality doesn’t match our expectations. If, after we make a decision, something good and unexpected happens, our expectations will change in order to favour that same decision in the future. It has been thought that, in the brain, only one signal is responsible for learning. This signal is called a prediction error….

Higgs Boson: How do you search for it?

Probably the hottest topic on the energy frontier of particle physics is the search for the Higgs boson. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, the Higgs boson is a proposed particle that might be the thing that gives subatomic particles their mass. A very common question I encounter when I speak to…

Newpark Music Centre – Higher Education

Newpark is really the jazz mecca of jazz education in Ireland, there is nowhere else like it, students come internationally to the college to learn, it has a great reputation. There are 2 full time courses in the school, there’s the Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance, which is a level 8 honours BA in…

Inside the Cell Membrane

Captions are on! Click CC button at bottom right to turn off. Updates on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! In my second year of teaching, I was looking to improve an osmosis lab I had had done the year previously. Osmosis, if you remember from our osmosis video, involves water traveling through a semi-permeable membrane. Potentially…

Critical Language Scholarship: Start your Language Adventure!

The Critical Language Scholarship is funded by the United States Department of State. And basically college students in the United States get to go abroad, to really cool places and study languages that are considered critically needed by the U.S. government. One of my favorite parts actually about the Critical Language Scholarship program is that…