Kurzgesagt’s YouTube channel shows animated educational videos on science, technology, philosophy, etc. Some examples: Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it! Fracking explained: opportunity or danger How Evolution works Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy? Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and… Read more Kurzgesagt
Time is out of joint: the transmedial hauntology of David Bowie If you have no idea what that means, well, it’s the title of an article in the academic journal Celebrity Studies. The current issue is dedicated to the study of Bowie. Other recent issues have articles on (for example) The Great British Bake-Off, Super… Read more Celebrity Studies
Society Now is a quarterly magazine from the Economic and Social Research Council. It highlights the results of recent research. For example, the latest issue has a news item about the use of anti-depressant drugs in Northern Ireland: Findings show that anti-depressants were prescribed to 12% of NI’s population in 2011 with this rate rising… Read more Society Now
Sometimes you need data about people’s opinions to include in an assignment. For example, a recent opinion poll asked who should be the next British monarch after Queen Elizabeth II. These polling companies publish some of their results online: YouGov Ipsos MORI ComRes Survation blog and archive YouGov and Ipsos MORI have partner sites in… Read more Opinion polls
CrashCourse is a collection of YouTube videos on various subjects, including biology, chemistry, computer science and sociology. Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel!
Statista provides statistics, reports and infographics on a range of subjects: for example, social media, e-commerce, smartphones, China, the United States, the food industry, cosmetics, gaming. Did you know that 78% of people in Thailand were interested in football, but in China and the US it’s only 32%? In 2007 there were 59 million vehicles… Read more Statista
A Vision of Britain through Time combines maps and population census data from 1801 to 2011. You can look up statistics for particular areas of the country. For example, here are some of the key findings about Norwich: The population grew from 31,770 in 1801 to 132,512 in 2011. The highest infant mortality rate recorded… Read more A Vision of Britain through Time