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Albert Einstein Nobel Lecture

Fundamental ideas and problems of the theory of relativity Lecture delivered to the Nordic Assembly of Naturalists at Gothenburg* July 11, 1923  If we consider that part of the theory o...

About Omar Khayyam

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Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Oma...

The Human Calculator- Priyanshi Somani

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Anyone who has grappled with math calculations must know how difficult it is to not reach for the calculator when faced with large numbers; and if not the calculator, then a good old pen and paper to ...

The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann

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Itis indeed supremely difficult to effectively refute the claim that John von Neumann is likely the most intelligent person who has ever lived. By the time of his death in 1957 at the modest age of 53...

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

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The Riemann hypothesis is widely regarded as the most important unsolved problem in mathematics. Put forward by Bernhard Riemann in 1859, it concerns the positions of the zeros of a certain function, ...

John Von Neumann The Great Polymath

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John Von Neumann was perhaps the first computer age polymath. He seemed to be capable of getting involved in just about any subject. Not content with inventing game theory, cellular automata and putti...

About Omar Khayyam

ancient.eu
Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Oma...

The Human Calculator- Priyanshi Somani

justscience.in
Anyone who has grappled with math calculations must know how difficult it is to not reach for the calculator when faced with large numbers; and if not the calculator, then a good old pen and paper to ...

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

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The Riemann hypothesis is widely regarded as the most important unsolved problem in mathematics. Put forward by Bernhard Riemann in 1859, it concerns the positions of the zeros of a certain function, ...

Setting it straight with curved space

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Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann ushered in a new era of geometry on June 10, 1854, when he delivered his classic lecture “On the Hypotheses Which Lie at the Foundations of Geometry”. Join A.S.Gan...

Math Whiz Priyanshi Somani On How Her Love For The Subject Made Her Win Her 1st 100 Rupees

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We engaged in conversation with child prodigies who inked their name on the list of Wonder Kids with their groundbreaking feats. But ever wonder what these geniuses, blessed with determination and zea...

Priyanshi Somani: Faster than a Calculator

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Before the abacus, calculators, and smartphones, we had the human brain only to solve mathematical problems. Unfortunately, lately most people today depend on technology for simple subtraction and mul...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

Alfred Russel Wallace and the Antivaccination Movement in Victorian England

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Alfred Russel Wallace, eminent naturalist and codiscoverer of the principle of natural selection, was a major participant in the antivaccination campaigns in late 19th-century England. Wallace combine

A. R. Wallace Is Evolution’s Last Man Standing

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American zoologist T. D. A. Cockerell, writing for The Dial on April 16, 1911, reviewed Alfred Russel Wallace’s then-recently released The World of Life. He wrote cautiously but approvingly.

If Alfred Russel Wallace Were Alive Today

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the fascinating question, among others, of what Darwin’s colleague Alfred Russel Wallace would say today about the theory of intelligent design as a competitor to Darwinian evolution.

An Indonesian adventure in the wake of Alfred Russel Wallace

ft.com
150 years after the naturalist published The Malay Archipelago, Mike Carter joins a voyage to find the exotic species that inspired him

A preview of the cell

thestatesman.com
The cell is the basic unit of biology. Every organism either consists of cells or is itself a single cell.A revolution in biology has brought with it tremendous advances in our understanding of how ce...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

Cognitive celebrity

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Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?Before he died, Albert Einstein requested that his whole body be cremated as soon as p...

Freud's Dream Interpretation: A Different Perspective Based on the Self-Organization Theory of Dreaming

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The self-organization theory of dreaming proposes that the sleeping brain is a self-organizing system that can combine discontinuous and incongruous neuronal signals (i.e., different elements of dream...

What Does Genius Mean?

What Does Genius Mean?According to Cambridge dictionary a Genius is someone who possesses a very great and rare natural ability or skill, ...

100 years old and making a comeback – Freud’s theories of the unconscious

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The unconscious has had a bumpy ride since Sigmund Freud first described the extent of his discoveries in a seminal paper published 100 years ago this month. Sceptics sneer at its mention, assuming it...

Why Freud Survives

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Sigmund Freud almost didn’t make it out of Vienna in 1938. He left on June 4th, on the Orient Express, three months after the German Army entered the city. Even though the persecution of Viennese Je...

About Omar Khayyam

ancient.eu
Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Oma...

The infinite, quotable wisdom of Carl Sagan

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Today, 9 November 2015, a chorus of voices on this pale blue dot we call Earth are paying homage to the late, renowned American scientist, Carl Sagan. It would have been his 81st birthday.Much of the ...

Why Carl Sagan is Truly Irreplaceable

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We live in Carl Sagan’s universe–awesomely vast, deeply humbling. It’s a universe that, as Sagan reminded us again and again, isn’t about us. We’re a granular element. Our presence may even ...

Omar Khayyam: A Persian astronomer, poet and scientist

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Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer, writer, poet and mathematician renowned in Iran for his scientific achievements.English-speaking readers know of his extraordinary work through the translation o...

Twenty Years after His Death, Carl Sagan Is Still Right

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Sagan—astronomer, creator of the “golden record” messages to any aliens who might find the Voyager space probes, creator and host of Cosmos, novelist, arguably one of the best-known scientists o...

Abdusattorov becomes second youngest GM in the history of chess beating Negi's record

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Nodirbek Abdusattorov has GM norms from last year's Chigorin Memorial and from Abu Dhabi 2017. And now he's added a third in the Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg this weekend. Combined with a ratin...

Ramesh Praggnanandhaa and Nodirbek Abdusattorov race to break world record

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Replete with tradition, the Hastings congress was held for the 92nd time this week. It has been staged every year bar war years since 1920, at a historic venue where 10 world champions have played. Th...

Nine-year-old rips through GMs!

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When a 2600 GM loses a game to a player 550 points lower on the rating scale, this will cause us to take note. But if the winner is just nine years old, then surprise turns to stunned shock – especi...

Daniil Dubov on Carlsen, Kasparov & much more

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24-year-old Russian Grandmaster Daniil Dubov has been on fire since chess moved online. He beat Sergey Karjakin, Ding Liren and Hikaru Nakamura in knockout matches to win the Lindores Abbey Rapid Chal...

Daniel King’s Power Play Show: A strategic masterpiece by Daniil Dubov

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In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King takes a look at Daniil Dubov's play at the Russian Championship in December. Dubov is known for his creative tactical style but he is also able to play strategi...

Dubov stuns Carlsen

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In a sensational display, Daniil Dubov knocked out Magnus Carlsen with a checkmate in the third game of the second set for a 2.5-0.5 verdict on the way to the semifinals of the $200,000 Airthings Mast...
War

Joachim Murat. Hero who became a traitor

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In a previous article, dubbed "Two" Gasconades "of Joachim Murat", we talked a little about this Napoleonic marshal and his exploits during the 1805 military campaign. The fearless warrior, the “gen...
War

The Crusade of Frederick II

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The Crusade of Frederick II

Opera Meets Film: How a Bellini Aria Foreshadows Tragedy in Luchino Visconti’s ‘La Terra Trema’

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“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a film section or a film in its entirety and highlight the impact that utilizi

Is teenage pianist Ariel Lanyi a ‘superhuman genius’?

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The Israeli musician tells Michael White about why he’s not interested in music as an ‘enterprise’.The Mill Hill Music Club has hosted plenty of distinguished players in its time, but not too ma...

Rachmaninoff the most innovative of 18th and 19th century composers according to network science

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Rachmaninoff, followed by Bach, Brahms and Mendelssohn, was the most innovative of the composers who worked during the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras of music (1700 to 1900) according to a study...

Composer Profile: Vincenzo Bellini, Bel Canto Master Of Fluid Melody

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Vincenzo Bellini is one of the most famous composers of the bel canto era.

Did you hear how Heinrich Heine killed Bellini?

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In this month's Did You Hear column, we reveal how the superstitious Sicilian proved no match for the Mephistophelean poet.

Ripping off Rachmaninoff is one place to start writing a song

leaderpost.com
I have a confession to make. It’s hardly a unique problem, I know, but there are times when I sit down at my desk to write this column, and nothing comes out.The clock ticks toward my looming deadli...

7 Young Inventors Who See a Better Way

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The editors of TIME for Kids spoke with seven incredible young innovators. They’re using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and their imaginations to invent new solutions to problems ...

Lone Tree girl named America’s Top Young Scientist after inventing lead-detecting sensor to help residents of Flint, Mich.

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America’s Top Young Scientist, Gitanjali Rao, 12, was ecstatic when her mother walked into their Lone Tree home holding a present that would alarm most people.“There’s a place around here that s...

Meet TIME's First-Ever Kid of the Year

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The world belongs to those who shape it. And however uncertain that world may feel at a given moment, the reassuring reality seems to be that each new generation produces more of what these kids—fiv...

Let There Be Light: An Exploration of the Life of Nikola Tesla

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A great deal is known about Nikola Tesla’s origins—namely, his country and people, to which and of whom he attributed so great a deal. The inventor recognized that he came from an extremely confli...

The Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla and his Tower

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By the end of his brilliant and tortured life, the Serbian physicist, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla was penniless and living in a small New York City hotel room. He spent days in a park surrounde...

Top 11 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla in or around 1890, when the inventor was in his mid-30s. | Photo is in the public domain. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.11. Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in the Austrian Em...

Albert Einstein Nobel Lecture

Fundamental ideas and problems of the theory of relativity Lecture delivered to the Nordic Assembly of Naturalists at Gothenburg* July 11, 1923  If we consider that part of the theory o...

Aesop's Crows Understand Physics, Literature

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Between Aesop, Crows, Physics & Literature

Einstein, Bohr and the war over quantum theory

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Ramin Skibba explores a history of unresolved questions beyond the Copenhagen interpretation.All hell broke loose in physics some 90 years ago. Quantum theory emerged — partly in heated clashes betw...

Einstein and the Quantum

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He helped invent the concept, but struggled until his death with the idea of a probabilistic universeBy 1926, Albert Einstein had become completely unforgiving of quantum mechanics’ probabilistic in...

Einstein’s two mistakes

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Scientific research is based on the relationship between the reality of nature, as it is observed, and a representation of this reality, formulated by a theory in mathematical language. If all the con...

I was born a Pakistani and I’ll die a Pakistani: Abdus Salam

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Nearly 60 years ago, Chaudhary Mohammad Hussain, a schoolteacher and petty landlord of Jhang saw a vision during that Friday noon prayers. The vision revealed he would have a son and his name would be...

The Human Calculator- Priyanshi Somani

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Anyone who has grappled with math calculations must know how difficult it is to not reach for the calculator when faced with large numbers; and if not the calculator, then a good old pen and paper to ...

The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann

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Itis indeed supremely difficult to effectively refute the claim that John von Neumann is likely the most intelligent person who has ever lived. By the time of his death in 1957 at the modest age of 53...

John Von Neumann The Great Polymath

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John Von Neumann was perhaps the first computer age polymath. He seemed to be capable of getting involved in just about any subject. Not content with inventing game theory, cellular automata and putti...

Is My Child a Prodigy?

While there is no doubt in every parent's heart that his/her child is a brilliant prodigy, a wonder kid, there is actually a myriad realm of psychological research which outlines the specific paramete...

John Von Neumann, the Last Great Polymath

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Regarded as the foremost mathematician of his time John Von Neumann made unparalleled significant contributions across a remarkable range of fields including mathematics, physics, economics, and compu...

Math Whiz Priyanshi Somani On How Her Love For The Subject Made Her Win Her 1st 100 Rupees

indianwomenblog.org
We engaged in conversation with child prodigies who inked their name on the list of Wonder Kids with their groundbreaking feats. But ever wonder what these geniuses, blessed with determination and zea...

Is teenage pianist Ariel Lanyi a ‘superhuman genius’?

hamhigh.co.uk
The Israeli musician tells Michael White about why he’s not interested in music as an ‘enterprise’.The Mill Hill Music Club has hosted plenty of distinguished players in its time, but not too ma...

What Price Genius? Father Pushes 10-Year-Old College Student

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When Morley Safer first interviewed Adragon De Mello for 60 Minutes in 1987, the 10-year-old's father thought he was a genius. The boy, known as A.D., was in college because his father said there were...
Art

How Picasso’s Journey From Prodigy to Icon Revealed a Genius

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It's the morning before Christie’s Impressionist and modern art evening sale in New York City, and suddenly, there it is.Just past the auction house’s entrance at Rockefeller Center, Pablo Picasso...
Art

Pablo Picasso on Achieving Success without Sacrificing Your Vision

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For some artists, success is a dirty word. It could mean compromising integrity, or debasing innate creativity. Pablo Picasso, however, begged to differ. “It’s often been said that an artist ought...
Art

The many faces of Pablo Picasso

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Picasso was the first rock-star artist, whose wild visions gripped the public imagination and changed 20th-century art for ever. But his flamboyant personality divided opinion. Was he a playful genius...
Art

Van Gogh’s Japanese girl could fetch record $10m at auction

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A London art dealer's family are selling Van Gogh’s Japanese-inspired drawing of a girl from Provence. Estimated at up to $10m, La Mousmé (1888) could well be the most expensive of his drawings eve...
Art

New Research Links Vincent van Gogh’s Delirium to Alcohol Withdrawal

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The day before Christmas Eve 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear and gave it to a woman at a brothel for safekeeping. Observers were understandably concerned, and when police arrived at the in...

23 Surreal Facts About Salvador Dalí

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Salvador Dalí was one of the most famous painters of the 20th century. The Surrealist’s self-promotional antics and bizarre artwork made him an international celebrity early in his career, and ther...

The Truth About Isaac Newton’s Productive Plague

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On July 25, 1665, a five-year-old boy named John Morley, of the parish of the Holy Trinity in Cambridge, England, was found dead in his home. When town officials examined his corpse, they noted black ...

Newton and the Falling Apple

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Can someone claim an extraordinary discovery instantly on exclusive basis of an incidental happening? An archetypal example is the legend that Isaac Newton arrived at the theory of gravitation after a...

In (hypothetical) conversation with Sir Isaac Newton

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Christmas Day this year sees the 378th birthday of Sir Isaac Newton, a major figurehead of the Scientific Revolution and arguably England’s greatest ‘natural philosopher.’ Here, for festive fun ...

Revealed: Isaac Newton’s attempts to unlock secret code of pyramids

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He is the mathematician who laid the foundations of classical physics, formulated the laws of motion and the law of gravity, and remains the epitome of the age of reason.But Isaac Newton’s secret ob...

One of the founders of modern physics

newscientist.com
New Scientist once described Isaac Newton as “the supreme genius and most enigmatic character in the history of science.” His three greatest discoveries — the theory of universal gravitation, th...

Albert Einstein Biography From Nobel Lectures

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, t...

The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann

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Itis indeed supremely difficult to effectively refute the claim that John von Neumann is likely the most intelligent person who has ever lived. By the time of his death in 1957 at the modest age of 53...

John Von Neumann The Great Polymath

i-programmer.info
John Von Neumann was perhaps the first computer age polymath. He seemed to be capable of getting involved in just about any subject. Not content with inventing game theory, cellular automata and putti...

John Von Neumann, the Last Great Polymath

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Regarded as the foremost mathematician of his time John Von Neumann made unparalleled significant contributions across a remarkable range of fields including mathematics, physics, economics, and compu...

October 13th: Ada Lovelace Day

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 Ada Lovelace Day, an event which aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. In common with so many event-oriented celebrations, it isn't happening "as per ...

Ada Lovelace Day 2020: Who was the mathematician and writer and why do we commemorate her?

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Today (13 Oct) marks Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths held annually.But who was Ada Lovelace, why is she celebr...

The Legacy Of Ada Lovelace: The World’s First Coder

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Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and writer that lived in England in the 1800s. Between 1842-1843 she translated the work of an Italian mathematician about a proposed steam-powered Analytical Engine a...

What Made Albert Einstein a Genius?

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Albert Einstein is one of the most intelligent minds the world has ever seen. His theories changed the way we view the universe, and his name is now synonymous with what it means to be a genius. He wo...

What Makes a Genius?

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Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues. ...

IQ Tests

IQ, or "intelligent Quotient" is a psychological measure of rating human intelligence. The sum of the IQ represents the total score derived from a set of standardized tests. The term "IQ" was coined b...

About Geniuses.Club

Geniuses.Club founded for the love of great minds! As anyone with a bit of appreciation to beauty, we see great minds as the secret spice of humanity. They, each one with his own talent, amaze us...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

There’s a link between autism and genius

nypost.com
After a 45-minute helicopter ride over Rome, the artist Stephen Wiltshire drew a vast, 51/2-yard-wide cityscape in striking detail from memory. It was described as “frighteningly right.”Flo and Ka...

The cleverest person answers your questions

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Last month, FT Weekend Magazine featured a story about Marilyn vos Savant, who has the world’s highest recorded IQ – 228. She grew up in St Louis, Missouri, the daughter of German and Italian immi...
IQ

These Are The 16 Smartest People On The Face Of The Earth

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Whether you agree or disagree with them, IQ tests are the most commonly accepted measure of intelligence. Using IQ data, garnered from The World Genius Directory, the folks over at Business Insider ha...
IQ

The World's Second-Smartest Man Tells Us What Makes Him Feel Stupid

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Rick Rosner — the second-smartest man in the world as ranked by IQ tests — sometimes feels stupid. "Not figuring things out faster makes me feel dumb," he told Business Insider UK. Of co...

UNDERESTIMATING MARILYN VOS SAVANT

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On September 9th of 1990, Marilyn Vos Savant sat in her office reading her Parade magazine column. After about a week, she had received more than 10,000 letters debating her response to a problem on a...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

sciencemag.org
Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...
IQ

Rick Rosner

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Richard “Rick” Rosner is credited with having the world’s second-highest IQ. That ranking very likely under-represents his cognitive abilities.This Life Extension® member has received the highe...

What Made Albert Einstein a Genius?

medium.com
Albert Einstein is one of the most intelligent minds the world has ever seen. His theories changed the way we view the universe, and his name is now synonymous with what it means to be a genius. He wo...

What Makes a Genius?

nationalgeographic.com
Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues. ...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

sciencemag.org
Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

Daniel Tammet: “We don’t realise how far we can go until we try

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I have a condition called high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. It’s quite an unusual condition in which the connections between the different cells in the brain develop a little differently to...

Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers:

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Daniel Tammet was born with an unusual mind — he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, which meant his brain’s uniquely wired circuits made possible such extraordinary feat...

A genius explains

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Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant. He can perform mind-boggling mathematical calculations at breakneck speeds. But unlike other savants, who can perform similar feats, Tammet can describe how he doe...

Twin Savants Fixated On Dick Clark

jezebel.com
A recent documentary on TLC showcased Flo and Kay, identical twin autistic savant sisters. They have an incredible memory that enables them to catalog dates, pop music, and everything involving their ...

Extraordinary People: The ‘Rain Man Twins’

dailygrail.com
In 1988 television journalist Dave Wagner was contacted by two fans: Flo and Kay Lyman, autistic twin sisters with savant abilities that included calendrical calculation and prodigious memories. Durin...

RIP Dick Clark (1929-2012)

mentalfloss.com
Since so much will be written about Dick Clark’s tenure on American Bandstand and the Pyramid game shows elsewhere, we'll try to provide you with some Dick Clark stories you may not necessarily read...

Daniel Tammet: “We don’t realise how far we can go until we try

lab.cccb.org
I have a condition called high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. It’s quite an unusual condition in which the connections between the different cells in the brain develop a little differently to...

Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers:

brainpickings.org
Daniel Tammet was born with an unusual mind — he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, which meant his brain’s uniquely wired circuits made possible such extraordinary feat...

A genius explains

theguardian.com
Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant. He can perform mind-boggling mathematical calculations at breakneck speeds. But unlike other savants, who can perform similar feats, Tammet can describe how he doe...

Twin Savants Fixated On Dick Clark

jezebel.com
A recent documentary on TLC showcased Flo and Kay, identical twin autistic savant sisters. They have an incredible memory that enables them to catalog dates, pop music, and everything involving their ...

Extraordinary People: The ‘Rain Man Twins’

dailygrail.com
In 1988 television journalist Dave Wagner was contacted by two fans: Flo and Kay Lyman, autistic twin sisters with savant abilities that included calendrical calculation and prodigious memories. Durin...

RIP Dick Clark (1929-2012)

mentalfloss.com
Since so much will be written about Dick Clark’s tenure on American Bandstand and the Pyramid game shows elsewhere, we'll try to provide you with some Dick Clark stories you may not necessarily read...

The strange story of how Oliver Cromwell's head was owned by a Kettering doctor

northantstelegraph.co.uk
Oliver Cromwell's head once belonged to a Kettering doctor before it was finally reburied in 1960, three centuries after his body was dug up and beheaded.The strange story is not commonly known, but w...

Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

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On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford's Theatre that night were his...

Winston Churchill: Hero or villain?

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A statue of Winston Churchill was sprayed with graffiti during recent protests in London, with claims that the former prime minister was racist.Government ministers condemned the "vandalism and desecr...

"It Has Not Been My Habit to Yield": Charles Sumner and the Fight for Equal Naturalization Rights

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On July 4, 1870 – 150 years ago this week – Republican Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts urged the U.S. Senate to take a radical step: to strike out the word “white” from the nation’s ...

Oliver Cromwell, the man who wouldn’t be king

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As readers of 1066 and All That will recall, Oliver Cromwell and his supporters were “Right but Repulsive”. But both adjectives may be questioned by readers of Paul Lay’s Providence Lost, a spir...

OLIVER CROMWELL: AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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Oliver Cromwell, an African American solider who fought alongside General George Washington in many famous battles during the American Revolution, took great pride in his service to the army and lived...

Aesop's Crows Understand Physics, Literature

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Between Aesop, Crows, Physics & Literature

Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

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Shortly after turning fifty, Leo Tolstoy (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling a...

Some Poems of Al Ma'arri

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Get a glimpse into the poems of one of greatest of Arab poets - Abu Al-Ala Al-Ma'arri...

Struggling and Searching? Lessons from Leo Tolstoy

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Perhaps you’ve experienced this “painful feeling” of losing your faith, of seeking meaning in life and not knowing where to turn. Even if you haven’t, it’s likely you’ve known someone who ...

The Many Futuristic Predictions of H.G. Wells That Came True

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Science fiction pioneer H.G. Wells conjured some futuristic visions that haven't (yet) come true: a machine that travels back in time, a man who turns invisible, and a Martian invasion that destroys s...

Ada Lovelace Day 2020: Who was the mathematician and writer and why do we commemorate her?

scotsman.com
Today (13 Oct) marks Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths held annually.But who was Ada Lovelace, why is she celebr...

Ayn Rand: Why is she so popular?

bbc.com
A Russian-American writer who died 30 years ago is still selling hundreds of thousands of books a year, and this week one of her former devotees, Paul Ryan, became Mitt Romney's running mate in the US...

The Last of the Ayn Rand Acolytes

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Eight rules governed the original Ayn Rand clubs that proliferated across college campuses in the 1960s, as they sought to seed Objectivism—Rand’s philosophical glorification of laissez-faire capi...

Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty

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German philosopher, poet, composer, and writer Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900) is among humanity’s most enduring, influential, and oft-cited minds — and he seemed remarkab...

Adam Smith’s Moral and Political Philosophy

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Adam Smith developed a comprehensive and unusual version of moral sentimentalism in his Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759, TMS). He did not expressly lay out a political philosophy in similar detail, b...

Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet

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Can a genius be killed?In early 2013, Islamist militants in north-west Syria chose a peculiar target. They decapitated a statue of the 11th Century poet and philosopher Abu al-Alaa al-Maarri. ...

The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley

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As they plough through their GCSE revision, UK students planning to take politics A-level in the autumn can comfort themselves with this thought: come September, they will be studying one thinker who ...

The Meaning of Alan Watts in 2020: A Conversation with Mark Watts

utne.com
Given that the source content for Just So was recorded decades ago, what kind of updates were necessary to acclimate the book for the world of 2020? Did you encounter any notable challenges?...

Museum of Lost Objects: The unacceptable poet

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Can a genius be killed?In early 2013, Islamist militants in north-west Syria chose a peculiar target. They decapitated a statue of the 11th Century poet and philosopher Abu al-Alaa al-Maarri. ...

Alan Watts: genius or charlatan?

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The only thinker whose popularity on YouTube comes close to Jordan Peterson is Alan Watts, the British popularizer of Eastern wisdom. Watts’ talks from the 50s, 60s and early 70s have millions of vi...

What Thomas Jefferson Could Never Understand About Jesus

newyorker.com
In the early months of 1803, perhaps the most consequential period of Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency—if not, for him, the busiest—American envoys were in France, Jefferson’s old ambassadorial s...

When Thomas Jefferson rewrote the Bible

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No U.S. president thus far has sworn the oath of office with his hand on the “Jefferson Bible.” On April 30, 1789, in New York City, George Washington took the presidential oath while placing his ...

23 Surreal Facts About Salvador Dalí

mentalfloss.com
Salvador Dalí was one of the most famous painters of the 20th century. The Surrealist’s self-promotional antics and bizarre artwork made him an international celebrity early in his career, and ther...

John Law: Financial genius or charlatan?

nbbmuseum.be
Was one of the founding fathers of modern economy a charlatan?

Adam Smith’s Moral and Political Philosophy

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Adam Smith developed a comprehensive and unusual version of moral sentimentalism in his Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759, TMS). He did not expressly lay out a political philosophy in similar detail, b...

Death of Emperor Frederick II

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Death of Emperor Frederick II

About Omar Khayyam

ancient.eu
Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Oma...

Omar Khayyam: A Persian astronomer, poet and scientist

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Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer, writer, poet and mathematician renowned in Iran for his scientific achievements.English-speaking readers know of his extraordinary work through the translation o...

Cognitive celebrity

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Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?Before he died, Albert Einstein requested that his whole body be cremated as soon as p...

Who was Henry Adams?

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At age 20, Henry Adams (1838-1918) aspired to become president of the United States. His hopes were not realized. He planned to study law, but that didn’t work out either. He was a middling student ...

History and Henry Adams

nybooks.com
The Education of Henry Adams has long been for me one of the great chronicles of society in our literature. In a book which is devoted to society in the imagination of some key American writers betwee...

HENRY ADAMS AND THE AGE OF GRANT

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As he looked back upon his life from the perspective of old age, Henry Adams could not help feeling embittered. As historian, journalist, and political gadfly, he had fallen far short of the goals he ...

Sir Francis Drake: The Once and Future Pirate

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Sir Francis Drake, a highly successful plunderer of Spanish treasure and the first Englishman to circumnavigate the earth, has long been associated with some of the most heroic episodes of English his...

Did Francis Drake Really Land in California?

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Few sea voyages are as famous as that of the Golden Hind, privateer Francis Drake’s around-the-world voyage that ended with his arrival into England’s Plymouth harbor in 1580. Along with being a r...

Composer Profile: Vincenzo Bellini, Bel Canto Master Of Fluid Melody

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Vincenzo Bellini is one of the most famous composers of the bel canto era.

Did you hear how Heinrich Heine killed Bellini?

limelightmagazine.com.au
In this month's Did You Hear column, we reveal how the superstitious Sicilian proved no match for the Mephistophelean poet.

An unfinished tome reveals the late Stephen Hawking’s musings on life’s biggest mysteries

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Stephen Hawking’s musings on life’s biggest mysteries

Stephen Hawking: The book that made him a star

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About famous book by Stephen Hawking

Inside wheelchair-bound Lothario Stephen Hawking’s improbable, steamy love life

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Love-life of Hawking

‘Shoot them for what?’ How Muhammad Ali won his greatest fight

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A little before 8 a.m. on April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali arrived at the Armed Forces Induction Center in Houston.The Vietnam War was raging, American soldiers were dying by the hundreds, protesters were...

Muhammad Ali: 4 Ways He Changed America

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Without question, Muhammad Ali transformed the world of sports. Winning the heavyweight title three times — beginning with his shocking upset of Sonny Liston in 1964, which made him the youngest box...

He is simply ... The Greatest

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He boasted he was "The Greatest," and in the prime of his charismatic career, many agreed. But as brilliant as Muhammad Ali was in the ring, perhaps his true greatness was outside it when he fought th...

Let There Be Light: An Exploration of the Life of Nikola Tesla

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A great deal is known about Nikola Tesla’s origins—namely, his country and people, to which and of whom he attributed so great a deal. The inventor recognized that he came from an extremely confli...

The Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla and his Tower

smithsonianmag.com
By the end of his brilliant and tortured life, the Serbian physicist, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla was penniless and living in a small New York City hotel room. He spent days in a park surrounde...

Top 11 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla in or around 1890, when the inventor was in his mid-30s. | Photo is in the public domain. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.11. Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in the Austrian Em...

Stephen Hawking - will AI kill or save humankind?

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Two years ago Stephen Hawking told the BBC that the development of full artificial intelligence, could spell the end of the human race.

Yes, Stephen Hawking Lied To Us All About How Black Holes Decay

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The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it. Black Holes explanation

End of the world: Stephen Hawking’s prediction for humanity after solving ‘cosmic puzzle

express.co.uk
THE END OF THE WORLD was predicted by Professor Stephen Hawking, and the genius believed solving a "cosmic puzzle" could be key to humanity's survival.

Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking 'time travel' theory using black hole 'trick' explained

express.co.uk
STEPHEN HAWKING left behind a groundbreaking theory on how humans in the future might harness the power of black holes in order to time travel.

The cleverest person answers your questions

ft.com
Last month, FT Weekend Magazine featured a story about Marilyn vos Savant, who has the world’s highest recorded IQ – 228. She grew up in St Louis, Missouri, the daughter of German and Italian immi...

UNDERESTIMATING MARILYN VOS SAVANT

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On September 9th of 1990, Marilyn Vos Savant sat in her office reading her Parade magazine column. After about a week, she had received more than 10,000 letters debating her response to a problem on a...

The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

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Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946, the young savant quickly developed an aptitude for math and science. At age 10, she was given two intelligence tests -- the Stanford-Binet, and the Mega Test -- bo...

Daniil Dubov on Carlsen, Kasparov & much more

chess24.com
24-year-old Russian Grandmaster Daniil Dubov has been on fire since chess moved online. He beat Sergey Karjakin, Ding Liren and Hikaru Nakamura in knockout matches to win the Lindores Abbey Rapid Chal...

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

entrepreneur.com
Although his days are presumably filled with Tesla, SpaceX, cyber pigs and lots and lots of tweeting, it seems Elon Musk also finds the time to make reading part of his routine. The billionaire busine...

Elon Musk, the Rocket Man With a Sweet Ride

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Five, four, three...” At T-minus three seconds white flames explode from the 22-story rocket. “Two, one. Liftoff.” The night sky erupts with light and fire and clouds of smoke, as nine engines g...

The Evolution of Elon Musk: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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As someone who considers themselves up-to-date with the latest news and trends on everything design and innovation, I was taken aback when I saw a Facebook post back in December. My friend was calling...
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20.10.2020
Aage Niels Bohr
Aage Niels Bohr was a Danish nuclear physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 with Ben Mottelson and James Rainwater "for the discovery of the connection between collective motion an
Abu al Ala Al Ma'arri
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Abu al Ala Al Ma'arri
blind Arab philosopher, poet, and writer who Lived during the Islamic Golden Age
Al-Suli
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Al-Suli
Turkic scholar and a court companion of three Abbāsid caliphs. Bibliophile, a brilliant man of letters, editor-poet, chronicler, and chess champion of proverbial talent
Abū Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān
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Abū Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān
Abū Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān (Also known as al-Azdi, al-Kufi, al-Tusi or al-Sufi), is the supposed author of an enormous number and variety of works in Arabic often called the Jabirian corpus. The sco
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Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty German philosopher, poet, composer, and writer Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900) is among humanity’s most enduring, influential, and oft-cited minds — and he seemed remarkably confident that he would end up that way. Nietzsche famously called the populace of philosophers “cabbage-heads,” lamenting: “It is my fate to have to be the first decent human being. I have a terrible fear that I shall one day be pronounced holy.” In one letter, he considered the prospect of posterity enjoying his work: “It seems to me that to take a book of mine into his hands is one of the rares...
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The man who taught infinity: how GH Hardy tamed Srinivasa Ramanujan’s genius
Throughout the history of mathematics, there has been no one remotely like Srinivasa Ramanujan. There is no doubt that he was a great mathematician, but had he had simply a good university education and been taught by a good professor in his field, we wouldn’t have a film about him.As the years pass, I admire more and more the astonishing body of work Ramanujan produced in India before he made contact with any top mathematicians. Not because the results he got at the time changed the face of mathematics, far from it, but because, working by himself, he fearlessly attacked many import...
theconversation.com
Let There Be Light: An Exploration of the Life of Nikola Tesla
A great deal is known about Nikola Tesla’s origins—namely, his country and people, to which and of whom he attributed so great a deal. The inventor recognized that he came from an extremely conflicted area in the Balkans, full of strife, struggling for identity— a state which remains to this day. He once said, “hardly is there a nation which has met with a sadder fate than the Serbians. Europe can never repay the great debt it owes to the Serbians for checking, by the sacrifice of its own liberty, that barbarian influx” (Seifer 1). He was exceedingly passionate about his heritage; the basis...
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The unheard violinist
Composers of any era can be immortalized through their scores, but posterity is not as kind to performers who lived before the advent of recordings. The Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim was arguably the most important fiddle player of the 19th century, and Aug. 15 will mark the 100th anniversary of his death. But don't worry if you've made other plans and can't attend the centenary tributes. There are virtually none, at least not in this country. Almost no one seems to have remembered.As a soloist and chamber musician, Joachim (1831-1907) looms large in the annals of music history....
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Child Prodigy Statistics
Child Prodigy StatisticsThose little “small persons” can also be very smart. Now, although every parent sees his child as an adorable genius, numbers - the great sumerizer of reality - can shed some bright light on the actual presence of extreme brilientness in children. When talking about child prodigies a lot of numerical questions arouse: how many of them are there? What is the probability of having a prodigy child? Who is more likely to become one? Does the boys/girls distribution equal? How many of ...
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