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Benin Bronzes; what are they, and how did one end up in Scotland?

Benin Bronzes; what are they, and how did one end up in Scotland?

Art, Breaking News, Explainers, Uncategorized, Worldnews
Photo credit: Mike Peel The University of Aberdeen recently made global headlines when it approved the repatriation of a bronze sculpture to Nigeria. The Head of an Oba (King in Yoruba and Bini) is currently on its way back home after the decision to return it was made as a result of the “immoral” way it was acquired. But what exactly is a Benin Bronze? And how did it end it end up in Aberdeen? https://youtu.be/EDesSNSPNZk
Could people answer math problems in dreams?

Could people answer math problems in dreams?

Explainer, Explainers, Student, Uncategorized, Video, youth
Scientists successfully establish a two-way dialogue with people during REM sleep. Dreamers can answer simple questions such as “What is two plus one?” It is believed that dreams are disorderly and illogical, so people can’t think and react rationally while sleeping. Based on previous studies, scientists already knew that one-way contact is attainable. People can receive external stimuli like light and sound. Two-way communication requires a sleeping person to understand information from outside and respond logically, which is much more complicated. Karen Konkoly, from Northwestern University, worked with her collaborators to experiment by asking people simple questions during lucid dreams (you can realise that you are dreaming) and published a study on February 18 in Current Biolog
What is bearbrick

What is bearbrick

Art, Explainer, Explainers
Along with shoes and cloths, art toys are becoming a huge part of collectible resale movement. Bearbrick, a collectible toy designed by Japanese company – MediCom Toy Incorporated has become one of the most popular toys among younger group in recent years. But what exactly is the bearbrick and how many categories of it? If you are interested in it, you can have a look at the video, the answer are all in it! https://youtu.be/I-YrYKGJ65o
What is the Gender Pay Gap and how is COVID-19 affecting it?

What is the Gender Pay Gap and how is COVID-19 affecting it?

Breaking News, Charity, Covid-19, economy, Explainer, Explainers, Law, London, Uncategorized, Women
With International Women's day today and Government reporting on The Gender Pay Gap recently set back another six months, we take a closer look at the detrimental effect COVID-19 could be having on it. The past year has hit women hard, with warnings that COVID-19 could set women’s economic progress back half a century, from international institutions including the UN and the World Economic Forum. Charities such as The Fawcett Society believe the gender pay gap is increasing because women are more likely than men to lose work or be burdened with childcare in the crisis. A third of working mothers reported having lost work or hours due to a lack of childcare during the pandemic. And this rose to 44% when it came to Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) mothers. Caroline N
What is OnlyFans? What is the impact?

What is OnlyFans? What is the impact?

Explainer, Explainers, Social media, youth
Credit: Charles Deluvio OnlyFans is an online social media platform widely used by sex workers, though not limited to them only, to make income. Sex workers charge monthly fees for access to porn images, videos and more. OnlyFans is a subscription content service based in London - with an app that reportedly has 30million users. Though OnlyFans generates a source of income for users, the question posed is, what kind of impact does it have on individuals, particularly young adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty five? https://youtu.be/7zDCNdReeww Interviewees: Ade & Jenelle
Dr. Seuss Cancelled?

Dr. Seuss Cancelled?

Explainer, Explainers, Uncategorized
https://youtu.be/Ea33jTp0IUI Video and Script by: Diante Elcock The Dr. Seuss enterprise has announced the discontinuation of 6 books from the late author. This has sparked a large debate about cancel culture with prominent politicians weighing in. Was this decision justified? The above explainer examines this question.
Could robots replace human creativity in music?

Could robots replace human creativity in music?

Audio, Explainer, Explainers, Technology, trends, Uncategorized
Artificial intelligence systems perform time-consuming tasks quickly and accurately, making it the perfect tool in most situations. But can it make good music? https://youtu.be/uo8IrBsFpnw Is AI the future of music? Can it replace human creativity? Creative industries such as art and music are often thought to be inherently human, connected with emotive expressions of individual personalities. With music- in the words of Billy Joel-being an “explosive expression of humanity,” can robots really compose music that connects with people? Will the music even be good?  Abhilash Hareendranathan, Research Associate, University of Alberta, believes AI is capable of making music that is completely indistinguishable as computerised to a human listener. He said: " Would every singl