Looking at the health section on the bbc website, it’s difficult to know where to start… what is it that draws us in and makes us want to read a story? The headline; the pictures; how much space it takes up on the page?
I could quite easily have carried on and chosen a number of articles that looked interesting as this is a subject area I enjoy. But I wanted an outsider’s point of view, from people who aren’t interested in science; would they want to read the stories as well?
So I asked my housemates to go on the BBC news website and look at the health section of the news. I then asked them out of all the stories on the page which one would you want to read and why did it catch your attention?
Living with 6 girls who study arts subjects, it’s not surprising that they were less than enthusiastic about my request, one response after only 2 minutes was ‘right now?’- great start. Clearly they were on the internet as this is where I made my request, so why not now? I waited for a response.
After an hour still nothing. I am now left with more questions than I started with. Why is the current generation opposed to the idea of science? And why with such great access to information do people still insist on ignoring it all?