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Odd-Man Hypothesis

The Odd-Man Hypothesis states that unmarried men are better able to execute the best, most dispassionate decisions in crises.

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Science

Martin Wagenschein

Martin Wagenschein wanted to reconnect science teaching with both the developing child and nature. He is almost unknown in the English-speaking world.

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Youri Gagarine

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.

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Turing vs. Zuse

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 Z├╝rich, at the ETH.

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Charlie Rose: The Brain Series

The Charlie Rose Brain Series explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain.