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As the poet says

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Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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The Science of Sound

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Synesthesia

Natural phenomena have a multitude of informational aspects. When they occur and hit our perception it usually separates them into the five general channels called senses – sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. That is how we can easily distinguish and grasp sensory data. Nevertheless, the source of perceptional data is usually intertwined and has more than one of these aspects. There is a neurological condition called synesthesia, in which information meant to stimulate one of your senses stimulates several of them. Of course, that could be a really confusing state of mind, one that could raise a lot of difficulties for our understanding. However, from another point of view, such a perception could bring unexpected and beautiful facets of reality, which can enrich our knowledge of nature and human consciousness. Although it could be hard to imagine what is the color of sweet or how a sound looks like, now, thanks to the fruitful union of Science and Art, synesthesia has been embodied in a tangible form.

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Friday Inspirational Quotes

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Pablo Picasso

There are some unarguably distinctive differences between human beings and animals. One of them, of course, is language. We speak, we use complex grammatical constructions, we produce abstract terms, etc. Another one is that we don't live in the planet's natural habitat, or at least don't do it anymore. We build cities, connect them by roads and highways, live under roofs, travel by cars and planes. In other words, we construct our world within the natural world. Everything that is surrounding us was once in our imagination. Each object that we are used to and utilize on daily basis, was once made by another human being. It is fascinating how we transformed the raw materials of our planet into the world we know today. It is, basically, like we brought out our consciousness and materialized it. What once looked like science fiction is a common fact today. So, don't limit yourself and set free your imagination. As Pablo Picasso once said: "Everything you can imagine is real."


Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend!


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How we prepare for an ‘age of pandemics’

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Future pandemics security

The current pandemic caught the world off guard but there are more to come, and we need to work out how to better prepare for and respond to future crises before they occur, an audience at the European Commission's annual Research and Innovation Days conference has heard.

'It is likely that we are entering an age of pandemics,' said Prof. Peter Piot, director of the UK's London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 and is now special advisor to the president of the European Commission on Covid-19.


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The secret troves of Etymology

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The word Method

One of the most commonly used words in the field of Science is method. Nowadays, we literally can't imagine how we could conduct an experiment or draw a conclusion without following some method. And not only in scholarly discourse but in everyday use, you can often hear someone describing another person or activity as being methodical or as lacking methodology. But what are the origins of this word, and how come it became so popular?


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