The Odd-Man Hypothesis states that unmarried men are better able to execute the best, most dispassionate decisions in crises.
Martin Wagenschein wanted to reconnect science teaching with both the developing child and nature. He is almost unknown in the English-speaking world.
Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human flight into space, by Youri Gagarine, during the Vostok 1 mission, in the context of the Soviet space program. Gagarine will become an international celebrity and become a Hero of the Soviet union.
I was always taught that the architecture of the modern computer had been invented by the British Alan Turing, and the (Hungarian-)American John von Neumann. Now I am ready to learn about Konrad Zuse, the misunderstood German engineer, who was a competitor of Turing, and came up with the series of Z computers. Zuse took refuge in Switzerland during World War II, and managed to complete his Z4 in Zürich, at the ETH.
The Charlie Rose Brain Series explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain.