At the beginning of November 2022, I travelled to Berlin with several other participants from all over the world, to be part of the program “Science and Research in Germany – Information Tour at the invitation of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany”.
Every day we hear new shocking stories in the media and from people we know, but it's hard to judge quickly whether they're true. Is there a universal rule that could help us in such dilemmas?
The story of a medical pioneer who revolutionised burn care. Her innovative method of treating severe burns has saved many lives by dramatically reducing infections and hospitalization times.
A renowned expert in electrical engineering and one of the best chess players in the world.
A detailed discussion of some of the key factors that have had a significant impact on the development of the Slovenian scientific community.
On February 28, 2003, the local office of the World Health Organization in Hanoi, Vietnam, received a call from a small private hospital with a capacity of no more than 60 beds. Two days before, its staff admitted a patient showing symptoms of atypical flu. To rule out a potential case of “bird flu” they requested the help of WHO’s experts to try and determine what the disease really was.
At a time when adventurers were still competing to conquer the ice-cold vastness of the North and South Poles, scientists were running a tight...
You might think it must be easy to define randomness, but nothing could be further from the truth. Not only is it difficult to create random events or sequences of numbers, verifying whether something that we have produced really is random is no easy task either.
Humans generally try to avoid the feelings of uncertainty and ambiguity. We are naturally inclined towards resolving ambiguous situations asap. When we are put...
German acoustics professor Eberhard Zwicker spent years studying the ways humans recognise sounds. After conducting a number of experiments, he reached an important conclusion:...