It’s Time For An Explanation

The Nightcap


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“The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.



Life Experience

As important and necessary as learning in school may be, there’s no doubt it lacks when it comes to real-life application.

In fact, many recent grads complain about not being able to get jobs because of a need for work experience.

Luckily this may no longer be an issue in the future. Using low-cost virtual reality, education activist Jessica Ochoa Hendrix helps bring science to life in schools across the US.

Here, she explains how a VR experience she developed invites students to explore underwater ecosystems as if they’re marine biologists — and envision themselves in other careers they might not have otherwise imagined.



Picking The President

Have you ever wondered why America’s system for picking the president start in Iowa?

Before Americans vote on the next president in November, both major political parties have to settle on a nominee. That process is called the primary, and in 2020 it consists of 64 different contests, held on 22 different days, over several months. And for some reason, it all starts in the midwestern state of Iowa.

So how did America’s political parties come up with this system? And is there a better way to do it?

Here Vox explains everything you need to know


Spill Your Guts

James and Justin Bieber take turns asking personal questions and are given a choice: answer truthfully or eat whatever food is in front of them, including bird saliva, ant yogurt, and beetle jello shots.

Watch it all here