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The Singapore Miracle – Eugenics for the Human Life

Prior to 1965, Singapore was one of the poorest countries in the Third World. The city-state without any natural resources, forced to bring in fresh water, and the only wealth of which was a hard-working population. In a short period of time, Singaporeans have created an economic miracle, and the country of underdeveloped and economically backward states has turned into a flourishing state. “How did they do it” – you ask? And do not believe the answer. Remember the words of Michurin: “We cannot wait for favors from nature, take them from it is our task”, – possibly someone of the leaders of this state was also familiar with the works of Russian biologist and breeder, and one day decided to treat his words in a new way.


Theory of Origin of Asymmetry

In the study of the origin of left-handedness three main areas have been identified: the ‘genetic”, “cultural” and “pathological”.

Since 1871, when a high frequency of family left-handedness among left-handed subjects was found the model of genetic determination of left-handedness is discussed. Currently, two genetic models are the most widely used. According to Ms. Annett, the asymmetry of the brain is determined by the presence of a single gene, which was named by her the “right shift” factor. If this factor is the individual, the latter is prone to be right-handed. If the factor is absent, the person can be either left-handed or right-handed depending on the random circumstances. However, a greater importance is given to brain damage in the prenatal and early postnatal period, which may affect the phenotypic implisicity of “right shift” factor. (more…)

How to Learn Something New in Minimal Time? Webinars

The education system as it currently exists – is a classic example of the past … Of course, we all sometimes desire to be a graduate of a prestigious university, preferably with a hundred years of history. Prestigious, expensive … and not very effective. Time goes by fast, knowledge becomes obsolete, and there is a constant need to learn something new – to complete education, to be retrained.

Distance education should not be considered in general – on this subject there has been written many articles and other things. Let’s talk about the “small forms” of a new education architecture – the webinars. Especially, they perfectly complement the classical education, helping to make up for lost time and just learn something new. (more…)

Student Guinness Records

Directory of World Records, created by Sir Hugh Beaver, in 1955, commissioned by the Irish brewer Guinness, originally was planned as a serious publication. Most of the articles in the Guinness Book of Records were scientific, not given the fact of provision in a simplified way, but over time far from science humorous facts were started to be included into the Book.

The target audience of early editions of Guinness Book of Records was habitues of pubs, quite often because of disputes due to drunken fights. To resolve disputes on “Who is better?” peacefully was Book’s calling.

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Educational Kinesiology: Is It Possible to “optimize” Work of Brain?

I have a theory about the human mind.

A brain is a lot like a computer.

It will only take so many facts, and then

it will go on overload and blow up.

Erma Bombeck


There are children who are not able to make a basic action – catch the ball, reach the left ear by right hand, etc. Often you can see how a man brings cell phone by his left hand to his right ear or vice versa – the right to the left.

The obvious connection of the body and the brain has received a scientific explanation only in the middle of the XX century in studies of American scientist Paul Dennison. (more…)

Games that the Human Mind has Difficulties to Solve

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

Benjamin Franklin

So why we do not always win in the games based on skills, such as, for example, chess or poker? It would seem that all the strategies are devised, all the concepts and patterns are studied. But there is no man who would always win. No matter who the opponent is, the computer or a human, it’s not luck, skill or experience – a person loses. Scientists have found out that this may have a very serious justification.

Physicist at the University of Manchester, who publishes many of his researches in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found out that some games simply cannot be fully explored, or, in other words, they are too complex for the human mind. Dr. Tobias Galla from the University of Manchester and Professor Doina Farmer of the University of Oxford and Santa Fe Institute, watched thousands of games with two players and analyze how human behavior throughout the game affects the choice of the course to go. (more…)

Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

Benjamin Disraeli


The capital of Bavaria has the oldest university – Ludwig-Maximilian University. As an example of traditional university education in Germany, it is known throughout Europe for its scientific school, the advances in science and, of course, its teachers – because among them there are twelve winners of the Nobel Prize.

Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich was founded in 1472 in Ingolstadt by Duke Ludwig the Rich with support of the Pope. During the period of the Reformation University played an important role in speaking out against Martin Luther and his followers, and then more than 200 years was under the influence of the Jesuits. In 1800, King Maximilian I of Bavaria moved it to Landshut, and since 1826, the university is in Munich. (more…)

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