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How to prevent future pandemics?

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Biodiversity loss increases exposure to new and established pathogens

A growing body of evidence suggests that biodiversity loss increases exposure to both new and established zoonotic pathogens. Restoring and protecting nature is essential to preventing future pandemics.

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Sunday Inspirational Quotes: Steve Jobs

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Follow your heart and intuition 

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

- Steve Jobs


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Today, we celebrate Earth Day.

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Happy Earth Day

SWS Society wishes you a great and greener Earth Day! Let's not forget that every day is an Earth Day! Together we can keep our home planet clean and beautiful as it is its natural state. Plant a tree, clean a polluted site, and do not use plastic! Let's provide our children the future they deserve!

If you still haven't seen the short animation shared by Google for today's special occasion, you can enjoy it now:

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Join The International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021

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Natural Sciences and humanity

Two of the most human characteristics are sharing and curiosity. They led us to discover the universe inside us as well as outer space. Since the beginning of Western Civilization, all the philosophers were obsessed with studying and discussing the essence of Nature. We could say that Earth & Planetary Sciences started back there in Ancient Greece with the works of Democritus and walked a long way through Galileo, Copernicus, Newton, Einstein, and Stephen Hawking. The more we explore, the bigger grows our perception of the worlds beyond. Every single piece of extant matter on planet Earth contains the DNA of the entire Universe. We could only imagine how much pivotal knowledge, how many alternative energy sources, and important answers are waiting still hidden for us. Future lies out there in the vast cosmic ocean as Carl Sagan loved to say. Nowadays, these words sound even more relevant since we faced the limits of our home planet and the need to develop new sustainable solutions for the current environmental and social problems. The welfare of future generations depends on our mutual endeavors.



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10 quotes from one of the greatest American writers and philosophers of the 20th century

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Robert Pirsig

Robert M. Pirsig is the author of only two books - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991). Someone could say: Well, then what is so special about him? There were other incredible minds in the States and they were definitely more prolific writers. It could be regarded as impossible but inside these two books, Pirsig managed to say more than other writers in 30 volumes. He was able to synthesize the inconceivable number of theories, researches, and personal experiences that he had gone through during his long life in less than 1000 pages. And that is not because he had nothing more to say. Matter of fact, the biography of Robert Pirsig is quite interesting. He was a prodigy child who had an alleged IQ of 170 at the age of nine. Several years later he graduated high school at the age of 14. He studied Biochemistry, entered the U.S. Army, which brought him to South Korea and when he came back to the States he became a professor at the age of 30, teaching creative writing. At the age of 33, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was treated with electroconvulsive therapy on numerous occasions. One of his sons – Chris – who is a main character in his first book, got stabbed to death at the age of 22. And while all of that happened, Pirsig never stopped his ardent and vigorous researches into the essence of quality, metaphysics, truth, and existence in general.

Here are some of the pearls that crystallized inside his two books:

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