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A Special Place for Blog Lovers with a Touch of Science!

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and...

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and Psychology to Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Literature and Visual Art, here is the place to extend the scope of your own knowledge or to share your expert opinion.

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Weather Photographer of the Year or Nature as You Have (Not) Seen It

credit: Rudolf Sulgan and Royal Meteorological Society

THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN BAD WEATHER

No, this post is not about that old European movie with the same title. It is literally about weather.  Good. Or bad. But always different. Always new. And always amazing. If only we had eyes to see it...

Five years in a row, the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) which in 2020 celebrated its 170th anniversary, in collaboration with AccuWeather, called on photographers from all over the world to take part in the annual contest "Weather Photographer of the Year 2020" and "Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020" (17 and under). There were no restrictions in terms of age, experience, equipment or even year. Just photography. And weather...

"Weather is consistently on people's minds because it impacts so much of our daily lives. It also lends itself fantastically to photography" - the organizers said. And the awarded projects absolutely prove it...

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Prof. Howard Gardner, the Author of Multiple Intelligences, about Man's Eagerness to Find His Own Meaning

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THE BIG QUESTIONS WE ASK OURSELVES

Prof. Howard Gardner from Harvard University, famous for his Multiple Intelligences Theory, tries to find out why now, more than ever, we ask ourselves the big questions about life and the true meaning of our own existence...  Maybe it is a result of the pandemic? "Almost no one in the world was prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic - Prof. Gardner says. -  Suddenly, immediate and long-term plans have had to be scuttled; daily routines have been substantially altered for months, with no end in sight; we need to protect ourselves and others every waking hour; and, alas, many have lost their livelihoods and their security and some have lost their lives... " The world, as we have always known it, is no longer present. Everything is changing - social and business norms, policies and politics, rules and demands... Even climate is changing.  And so are we. The Old is gone, but the New is still developing, taking shape and taking place, leaving us with the feeling of incompleteness, insecurity, and instability. Leaving us, asking questions and searching for their answers... 

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SCOPUS is Getting Even Stronger

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Where is the largest citation database going in 2020 and 2021

With more than 24 000 active titles SCOPUS is currently the biggest peer-reviewed abstract and indexing database. Constantly adding new ones, the SCOPUS team makes sure - universities, governments, private companies, research centers etc. have reliable access to around 80 million scientific records. Earlier in 2020 the database already announced some upgrades. Now it announced to the public, what should be expected until the end of 2020 and during 2021.

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50 Homeless People Were Given a One-Time Sum of $7,500. Here Is What Happened Next...

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BREAKING THE STEREOTYPES

Some of us give money to homeless people. Others - don't. Yet, even those who are willing to give cash, don't really believe in the effectiveness of such kind of help. A new study though, conducted in Canada, proves us wrong... And gives a hint (to say at least) how to deal with homelessness.

"The New Leaf Project (is) the world's first direct cash transfer program to empower people to move beyond homelessness". The concept of the program is to make one-time cash transfers of $7,500 CAD (the equivalent of about $5700 USD) to people who recently got homeless in the Vancouver area, and then see what the results would be. And the results are astonishing...

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Insights: Failure Is Your Best Teacher to Achieve Success

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THOMAS EDISON: AN INOVATOR AND... A MOTIVATOR 

Thomas Edison, America's greatest investor as they call him, left us  1093 U.S. patents and 2,332 patents worldwide. He was the father of some of the most important inventions that changes our life completely - the authomatic telegraph (a more development version of Samuel Morse's invention), the carbon telephone transmitter, the light bulb, the phonograph, the movie camera and viewer, the alkaline storage car battery... 

And not only this! Thomas Edison was one of the first inventors who worked with teams of researchers and employees, founded the first industrial laboratory for research and development, and thus laid the foundations of organized science.

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22 June 2022
Social Sciences & Arts (SSA)
Credit: Jean Louis Théodore Géricault – The Raft of the Medusa (Museo Del Louvre, 1818-19); via Wikipedia The unrecognized genius Do you know which is the second most popular painting in the Louvre museum, second only to Mona Lina? If not, maybe you ...
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