What’s ‘Giftedness’, Anyway?

There’s a fuss surrounding the definition of ‘giftedness’; scientist’s opinions are divided. But, what do people that apparently are defined by it think about that? I did the internet equivalent of asking around (created a Google Form), and the results are provided right here. Read More

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High School Students Developing A Satellite? – by Filip Novotný

A team of high school students are currently working on building a satellite called SATIRA and it’s supposed to compete in a competition called CanSat organized by ESA. Their task is to measure certain quantities (like position, temperature) and some secondary experiment by which the teams are going to compete. The trickiest thing is that the participants have to fit their satellite in a small soda can. The most successful satellites will fly on sub-orbital flight. The team is composed of 4 students named Jakub Janoušek, Mirek Lžičař, Lukáš Sláma and Filip Novotný. We’ve made an exclusive interview with them. Read More

Trust Me, I’m An Engineer: Lifting the City Two Metres Above Ground Improves Your Health

You’re in an open concert for music you don’t like. Three hundred people, nothing too big. With nothing pleasant to focus to, you just start feeling all the people cramped around you, almost taste the metallic reek of sweat floating around, maybe step on random dirt by someone’s spilled drink. Now, take that situation, multiply the number of people by a hundred and add a time frame of a couple of centuries, in contrast to the four hours a concert might take. Boom: you’ve landed in Chicago, 1850.  Read More

A misconception of historical proportions

Hello YP people, in this week’s edition of the post, we delve into the field of history! History is such a fascinating field of study, with many branches and offshoots. It is also my field of study, as I am an undergraduate student at the Department of History for the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens! Today’s subject will be some of the most common misconceptions about historic facts, events or persons. Read More