Science as a way of life

Since the dawn of time, science had been our partner in living our life. There are so many inventions introduced to make our lives easier. So far, many technologies have amazing effects and influence over the lives of the people such as internet, cellular phone, computers etc. Of course, these are not possible without the research and development in the field of science.

Although there are so many prejudice about science, having a science lifestyle is a good way in making a more productive life. Using the basic concept taught in science, you will notice that there is a significant difference in your daily life.  For instance, the development in communication made it possible for two people, in two different places with so much distance in between, to communicate to each other. Internet made information sharing faster and effective. There are so many development in appliances and gadgets such as iPods, MP3s and laptops that provide us features unimaginable.

A Science of Human Nature

Three hundred years after the Enlightenment, the idea of a science of human nature is still new to some people. But in those days, it was practically all anybody ever talked about. If there were underlying laws that explained physical phenomena, what laws explained human behavior? Time after time, attempts to agree on the foundations of such a science have collapsed under heated debates about terminology, or this camp’s refusal to accept that camp’s discoveries, or — homophobia.

When Paul said that psychology’s biggest hurdle was homophobia, he didn’t mean that scientists didn’t like gay people. He meant that they were unable to fully investigate their own psyches for fear of the homosexuality they might find. For a science of man (the species) must start with the scientist’s examination of himself before he can ever be objective about other people.

Simple ways to train your memory

As people age, they often notice that their memory is declining. This gives many people a bad feeling. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to train your memory so you will remember things better and learn more.

Aging is associated with the lowering of the functionality of certain body functions. The memory is frequently below the rise in life. People start forgetting or fails with names, phone numbers or other things. For many people this make a bad feeling.

Usually we make the distinction between two types of memory: working memory or short-term memory and reference memory or long-term memory. Usually, the short-term memory weakens with age. The long-term memory, which enables us to remember important events for a long time, will usually perform better.

Social Innovation

Social innovation has several meanings and definitions. However, the term can be defined as a unique solution to a social problem that is efficient, sustainable and just to the common good of the public. Also social innovation can simply refer to novel ideas that solve existing cultural, economic, social and environmental challenges for the benefit of humanity and future generations. In essence a social innovation should revamp and revolutionize the existing order and influence behavior change, perception and structural changes all for public good.

The term social innovation was coined after the inadequacies of the two popular rallying points, social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, to fully create and spur social change in its manifestations. Critics argue that the term social innovation is more encompassing and a better suited vehicle to communicate social change.

The Impact of Social Skills on Lifestyles

Social skills are those skills which allow an individual to interact with others. Included in social skills is how an individual communicates both verbally and non-verbally. Verbal communication refers to the words that an individual speaks. Nonverbal communication refers to an individual’s body language. In addition, an individual who exhibits good social skills can be viewed as an individual who takes into consideration the feelings of others.

How might having social skills impact an individual’s lifestyle? There are many ways in which the skills that an individual has socially will impact their lives. Both verbal and non-verbal communication will effect an individual’s lifestyle.

Dog Training

Dog Training Techniques

A litter of puppies that grow up in an environment dominated by humans are bound to be more amicable than puppies reared away from a human setting. Human contact over a consistent period with puppies foster the development of well mannered puppies. Training your puppies to obey your command is a vital part of a dog’s life.

Dogs are social animals by nature hence their ability to interact so well with human beings. The domestic dog is one that has been trained to obey its master’s commands totally. Wild dogs usually move in packs and can be extremely ferocious because they are untamed.

Never punish a dog when it responds to a recall command because if you do, it will assume that each time you call it, it will get a punishment and may fail to respond the next time you call it. If your dog is exhibiting an undesirable behavior, go over to it and punish it. Dogs learn by associating their actions to yours.

Herding dogs are born with the instinct to herd. Herding dogs are usually used in farms and the countryside to herd cattle or sheep. Basically most owners of herding dogs use audible command tools to train their dogs because of the nature of the herding job.

Give your dog plenty of room to respond to your directives when training it. Don’t treat your dog disdainfully when training it or it may not respond accordingly. Bear in mind that training your dog can be quite tasking and try to exercise patience.

Police dogs are also known sometimes as rescue dogs. Police dogs are those that are trained in tracking exercises and are good at sniffing people out of hiding. Police dogs are usually trained and rewarded with a special toy.

A dog is usually trained in line with its instinctive characteristics. A naturally territorial dog is trained to be a guard dog because of its inherent traits of territory protection. A naturally protective and tender dog is trained to be a herd dog in accordance with its traits.

You need to make sure that the environment that you choose to train your dog is conducive. You cannot hope to train your dog in an overcrowded park because the noise and people will distract it from what you are trying to teach it. To effectively train your dog, take it to a relatively quite spot.

A great opportunity to study abroad in beautiful Croatia

The Early Fall Exploration Seminar Program, a great opportunity to study in Croatia. August 24th, September 24th 2013 at the University of Washington’s Landscape Architecture Department

Service:

The Psihijatrijska Bolnica Rab located on the Mid-Adriatic Coastal island of Rab, hosts The Summer Croatia Design/Build 2013 Program, an excellent learning opportunity that draws students from all over the world.

The program involves a combined effort of local residents, our strategic partners, medical practitioners and the students, who will work together to design and build modest sized spaces within the hospital to act as therapeutic areas.

The site, within which the hospital complex lies, was a former world war two concentration camp which has been transformed over time into a gorgeous healing place. The pristine lavender fields and the untainted picturesque landscapes of the location, come together to create wards with large open spaces and beautiful courtyards. The project aims to build on the progress that was attained by the fall of 2012.

Education:

The participants will be tasked with creating a unique, pleasant and interactive landscape and in the process, they will sharpen their skills in detailed construction, construction management and most importantly, how to integrate community participation in their projects. The program is open to graduates and undergraduates in the fields of architecture, anthropology, landscape architecture, fine arts and related fields. Non-matriculated students in the above field may also apply.

Adventure:

This program provides an opportunity to explore some of the most breathtaking places in Croatia. The island of Rab is situated amid numerous world heritage sites, National parks, ancient lakes, mountains and other historical landscapes. The fact that it is located on the Adriatic Coast provides our participants an unforgettable visit and a chance to mingle and interact with the Croatian people. Croatia is a land of rich cultural history and nature lover will fall in love with it.

Try this: Connection conniption!

You will need

  • A plain mug that you can mark
  • Permanent marker
  • Three whiteboard markers in different colours

Making the puzzle

  1. With your permanent marker, draw three small separate houses on the mug. Make sure you spread them out, so there’s space to draw between them.
  2. Now draw three separate small factories on the same mug. Label one factory ‘E’ for electricity, one ‘W’ for water and one ‘G’ for gas.

The three utilities puzzle

  • Three houses each want to be connected to electricity, gas and water. Unfortunately, the three utility companies are having a dispute – they won’t let their lines cross.
  • Draw a line from each factory to each house. You can’t let lines from different utilities touch. Use one colour whiteboard marker for each utility.

Hint: This puzzle is possible on a mug, but you can’t do it on a bowl. What makes a mug different from a bowl?

What’s happening?

This is a tricky puzzle. If you’re having difficulty, it might help to try a much simpler version. Grab a piece of paper and draw two factories and three houses. Then draw a line from each house to the first factory and another to the second factory.

If you look carefully, you’ll notice you’ve fenced off two regions with your connections. One fence goes – factory 1, house 1, factory 2, house 2. The other fence goes – factory 1, house 2, factory 2, house 3.

If you try to add a third factory, you must put it in one of the two regions, or somewhere on the rest of the paper. Wherever you put the extra factory, there will be one house you can’t get to. In order to solve this puzzle, you’ll need to find a way of getting over a line without crossing it!

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You will need these items.

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Draw three houses and three factories on the mug.

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Use different coloured markers for each utility.

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Try to connect each house to all three utilities. Remember, you can draw on ANY PART of the mug!

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Bone Tumor Discovery

June 7 2013 marked another historical day with the discovery of benign bone tumor. This bone tumor believed to be from the rib of Neanderthal who is believed to have lived more than 120,000 years back in the present day Croatia. The bone was discovered in Krapina which is one of the famous archaeological sites in the world. This is a major historical discovery because the bone happens to be one of the ancient bone tumors to have been discovered in the archaeological records.

Announcement of the discovery

The discovery of this tumor bone was made by an international research team which was led by Dr. Janet Monge, a paleoanthropologist and Penn Museum Associate curator. The findings are also documented on a research paper title “Fibrous dysplasia in a 120,000 years old Neanderthal from Krapian.”

Other people who closely worked with Dr. Monge in the research team is, Morrie Kricun from the University of Pennsylvania, department of radiology, Davorka and Jakov Radovcic who are both from the Croatian Natural History Museum. Alan Mann from Princeton University, anthropology department and David Frayer from the University of Kansas, anthropology department were also part of this team.

Facts about Bone Tumors

In the human prehistory, archaeological records and evolution fossils show that bone tumors are some of the rare discoveries. The earliest discoveries with the exception of this recent discovery only shows discoveries dating to 1000-4000 years back. This therefore makes the discovery of a bone tumor in a Neanderthal a unique discovery.

Confirmation of the June 7th 2013 bone tumor discovery

While announcing the discovery of this bone, which she said was from a young man, Neanderthal, Dr. Monge said that researchers were able to view the bone by use of an X-ray and a u-CT scan. She said that the bone measured 4.5 inches (30mm) long and that it is possible the bone belonged to young man who could have died in his teenage years. This discovery, according to Dr. Monge is going to have some bearing to the current scholars who are interested in the relationship between the modern humans and the Neanderthal  She argued that the discovery is going to provide links between modern human beings and the Neanderthals something that modern genetic studies and archaeological evidence have been trying to justify.

About Krapina Archaeological Records and Past Research

Historical debates mainly by paleoanthropologists have always tried to lay explanations on the relationship between Neanderthals  a species that is now extinct and which is believed to have lived between 600,000 years and 30,000 years back, and the modern humans, Homo sapiens. Krapina cave was discovered in 1899 by one Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger, who was the director pathology and geology department in the national museum. Dragutin was also a professor geology and pathology at Zagreb University. Prior to visiting the site (cave), Dragutin was inform by a local teacher about the cave and decide to pay an actual visit to the cave where he found several archaeological artifacts including chipped stone tools, single human molar and bits of animal bones. This marked the beginning of Dragutin and colleagues to start excavation process for six consecutive years in search of the remains of early man. By 1905, Dragutin and his colleagues had discovered a lot of archaeological remains thus making Krapina the first archaeological site to produce more human remains as per that time.

The start of 1990s also marked another historical milestone when the Penn Museum received an invitation to carry out radiographic studies on images of the collections of the Krapina Neanderthal fossils. The team that took part in this study was able to identify a total of 874 human remains which were a representation of not less than 75 individuals. This was the first largest collection of remains from a single point. The number of remains being large, the research team decided to study the root cause of deaths mainly by pathology and disease signs. Their findings were however amazing as they establish that the individuals were healthy. The findings of the study were published in 1999 by Dr. Monge in a book titled “the Krapina Hominids.”

The June 2013 discovery came to put historical facts and records straight thanks to the use of u-CT scans. The bone had earlier on been identified during the Krapina excavations and categorized among the faunal collections.

Why Asian Kids Are Smart in Math

All parents wish for their children to do well in their education and especially math. So they are likely to be looking at what makes other children good at this subject that their children may be struggling with. It is very noticeable that children from certain backgrounds are more skilled at math than others, most noticeably Asian children. So this article will highlight why Asian kids are smart in math.

Many Asian schools use a tool called an Abacus to teach their children math. It is used from the ages of three to eight and puts math in such a fun way that the children can’t help but engage with it. While the children are physically moving the beads on the abacus it will help the math principles stick in their mind . You can use an abacus for any number work including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can use it work out decimal places as well. This means it is very versatile and will teach the child all the principles of basic math before they need to start using calculators. They won’t need to rely on these tools because they will have learnt how to do all the basic math work without it.The main advantage of this method is because it teaches children mental math. They are able to work out calculations in their head which means they don’t need to do lots of complex working out on paper or using a calculator as they will have all the tools in their mind to help them work things out. The fact that the abacus is a physical tool that they manipulate with their hands will help their minds absorb the methods of doing things. especially for children who learn better by doing things rather than reciting by rote or just by listening to others.

Express your creative side

If you’ve always been drawn to the arts and artistic activities, you may have considered pursuing a job in a field that allows you to express your creative side. While it may not be immediately obvious, there are many career choices that will allow you to leverage your interest and make the most of your talent. Opting for Art Classes at the average college probably won’t cut it though; you should be considering the wide range of options available from academic institutions that specialize in different areas of arts education.

If you’ve always had an interest in movies, for example, and you’d like more than anything to break into the film industry, there are many options to choose from when it comes to Film Schools. Some can help you to specialize in directing or acting, while others focus on more hands on areas such as editing, light and sound, or even production. The number of choices can be confusing, but there are services that track the various institutions, their reputation and areas of focus, helping you to narrow down your choice. One part of the movie industry that has seen explosive growth in recent years is animation. To meet demand for trained animators, Animation Schools have developed very specialized courses that deal not only with traditional and fundamental skills like drawing, but also providing training with the complex computer software that is used by most studios. Unfortunately, with the rapid growth of the animation field has come the predatory schools that offer shoddy computer animation courses using old computers, out of date software or inexperienced instructors. If you are interested in this area, take your time to research the various schools so you get the best possible training.

If digital photography is a hobby that you’d like to take to the next level, Photography Schools would be a good choice. There is no substitute for learning from trained and experienced professional photographers, and they can help you to improve in all areas, from artistic technique to understanding the rapidly evolving technology involved in photography. Completion of a photography program will make you a better photographer, help you build an impressive portfolio and provide you with a solid business foundation.

Regardless of which particular field you’d like to pursue, if it’s connected to the arts, findyourartschool.com is a resource you should take advantage of. There are so many companies claiming to be an Art School out there that a service that tracks them all and is able to recommend the best for any particular area of focus is invaluable.

Future School

The classrooms of today are quite different from those of decades past. While their parents sat at desks watching a teacher write notes on a chalkboard, today’s students can watch their teacher’s lessons projected onto a screen directly from the teacher’s computer. Such technology is being used with greater frequency in classrooms as the districts are making room in their budgets for the materials. As technology becomes more readily available, the schools of the future will likely embrace it even more.

The schools of the future will see students interact more with their teacher and possibly other classrooms. Right now, the technology is being tested in some districts which provides the students with a remote they can use to answer the questions projected onto a screen. The teacher can get the real time results from the entire classroom for the answer to a problem. That way he is better able to determine if the whole class is grasping the concept, and if not, who needs additional help.

Already many schools have computer labs, but the schools of the future will have laptop computers in every classroom for every student. Perhaps these could even be built into the desktops with touch screens which will connect the student’s computer directly to the teacher’s. This technology could allow the teacher to more closely monitor all the students’ work from his desk.

The possibilities are endless for the schools of the future, and only technology and time will tell what is on the horizon for education.

Science Takes Over Industry

Every so often there is what is commonly referred to as a revolution in the workplace. At the turn of the 20th century it was an industrial revolution that put millions of people to work and helped to make America one of the strongest nations in the world. The industrial revolution lasted for decades but in the late 1970’s it started to lose momentum.

At the turn of the 21st century the newest revolution in the workplace is a technological revolution that has seen workers replaced by technology and newer technology added to the products we buy every day. Auto makers are constantly researching new ways to use technology to make cars safer and prevent traffic casualties. Bigger and better computers are being used to not only help map our universe but also to try and determine exactly how our universe was created. With information like that the possibilities for creating new products and new manufacturing methods are almost endless.

During the industrial revolution the focus was on developing methods to create more products at a faster rate and we have taken those lessons learned and applied them to the new technological revolution. Because the manufacturing processes have already been figured out that frees up research to develop new products to help mankind and reach for information that we once thought impossible to attain.

Technology has shifted the world from a manufacturing workplace to an information and technology workplace and there seems to be no end to the advances and discoveries that can be made. As exciting as these new discoveries are it makes one wonder just want kind of revolution the workplace is in for when the century changes from the 21st century to the 22nd century.

Choosing the right live police scanner

If you want to listen in to the action, a live police scanner is the ideal solution. With the right item, you can get hold of the police conversations, the in depth action you want to hear, and all live updates, through your live police scanner. You can find some of the top digital scanners that police, EMT, and other professionals use around the US, meaning you can get the perfect and precise sound quality, regardless of where you are going to put the scanners to use. No matter what action you want to hear, where you are located, or what you are trying to listen in to, you are going to get precise quality, no interference, and the best surround sound, with the hi tech scanner system you choose to purchase.

When purchasing the scanner, it is important to consider all important factors which include:
– Surround sound quality, so you can hear exactly what is being said, in any frequency.
– High end, hi tech equipment, produced by the top manufacturers.
– Precise sound quality, at all decibels and at any sound level; and,
– An easy to use and operate live police scanner, to ensure you are going to be able to set it up, and use it in any settings, with the slightest of ease, for anything you are trying to listen in on.

With several models to choose from, you have to compare the many features, from the different scanners that are used by police. With more than one model to choose from, and with several great features, for the different uses you have in mind for the scanner, not only will you find one that suits your specific needs, you will also find an affordable price when you know where to go when choosing the new live police scanner.

Bing

Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is a web search engine from Microsoft. Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego. It went fully online on June 3, 2009, with a preview version released on June 1, 2009.
Notable changes include the listing of search suggestions as queries are entered and a list of related searches based on semantic technology from Powerset that Microsoft purchased in 2008.
On July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search. All Yahoo! Search global customers and partners are expected to have made the transition by early 2012.

MSN Search

MSN Search was a search engine by Microsoft that consisted of a search engine, index, and web crawler. MSN Search first launched in the third quarter of 1998 and used search results from Inktomi. In early 1999, MSN Search launched a version which displayed listings from Looksmart blended with results from Inktomi except for a short time in 1999 when results from AltaVista were used instead. Since then Microsoft upgraded MSN Search to provide its own self-built search engine results, the index of which was updated weekly and sometimes daily. The upgrade started as a beta program in November 2004, and came out of beta in February 2005. Image search was powered by a third party, Picsearch. The service also started providing its search results to other search engine portals in an effort to better compete in the market.

Windows Live Search

The first public beta of Windows Live Search was unveiled on March 8, 2006, with the final release on September 11, 2006 replacing MSN Search. The new search engine used search tabs that include Web, news, images, music, desktop, local, and Microsoft Encarta.
In the roll-over from MSN Search to Windows Live Search, Microsoft stopped using Picsearch as their image search provider and started performing their own image search, fueled by their own internal image search algorithms.

Live Search

On March 21, 2007, Microsoft announced that it would separate its search developments from the Windows Live services family, rebranding the service as Live Search. Live Search was integrated into the Live Search and Ad Platform headed by Satya Nadella, part of Microsoft’s Platform and Systems division. As part of this change, Live Search was merged with Microsoft adCenter.[9]
A series of reorganisations and consolidations of Microsoft’s search offerings were made under the Live Search branding. On May 23, 2008, Microsoft announced the discontinuation of Live Search Books and Live Search Academic and integrated all academic and book search results into regular search, and as a result this also included the closure of Live Search Books Publisher Program. Soon after, Windows Live Expo was discontinued on July 31, 2008.

Live Search Macros, a service for users to create their own custom search engines or use macros created by other users, was also discontinued shortly after. On May 15, 2009, Live Product Upload, a service which allowed merchants to upload products information onto Live Search Products, was discontinued. The final reorganisation came as Live Search QnA was rebranded as MSN QnA on February 18, 2009, however, it was subsequently discontinued on May 21, 2009.
Microsoft recognised that there would be a brand issue as long as the word “Live” remained in the name. As an effort to create a new identity for Microsoft’s search services, Live Search was officially replaced by Bing on June 3, 2009.