The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote in the middle of the 20th century: “If a lion could speak, we could not understand it.” The language of the lion would be completely alien to us, but not only because the lion is a lion and not a human, but because it exists in a completely different life world.
Consequently, even his language, which is always context-dependent for Wittgenstein, must be fundamentally different, even if it matches the grammar and vocabulary of ours. Some humanities scholars accused Wittgenstein of drawing lions on account of such aphorisms. Continue reading “Long Distance Call to Mars”
American astronomers have discovered a whole class of space objects about which scientists previously had no idea. We are talking about dwarf black holes, which occupy an intermediate position between the most massive neutron stars and black holes of small mass, whose existence was not in doubt.
However, in recent years, more and more reports have appeared about unusual cosmic phenomena that can be caused by completely exotic objects. Lenta.ru talks about hypothetical stars whose existence may never be proved. Continue reading “Space Monsters”
I remember how in the 90s, when I was a child, my husband left my neighbor with three children. There was some indecent love story, a rival caught him with a bottle of wine, seduced him, wrapped him up, and he went into the sunset. As a result, a woman who never worked with two young children and one teenager was forced to somehow get out.
She adapted to sew, and therefore survived. To all whom she met, she offered her services. We ordered her a dress or skirt. Continue reading “How the 90s Hit Women”
In the regions of Russia, due to procurement problems, the most important drug for HIV-positive patients, lamivudine, is ending. It is reported by RIA Novato on Monday, September 16.
According to the agency, over the past six months, drug suppliers have not been able to bid at the Ministry of Health auctions for the purchase of medicine three times because of low prices. For the fourth time, the cost of the drug at auction has increased, but now suppliers of lamivudine may not have time to meet the deadline – in 11 regions, stocks of the drug will be running out by the end of September, and it is almost gone in Russian pharmacies. In 19 regions, lamivudine will be enough until mid-October, in some – until the end of the year. Continue reading “Russian HIV Drug Supplies Are Running Out”
For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists discovered a new strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Abbott Laboratories conducted a study with the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and concluded that the new strain is part of the M group version of HIV-1, the family of viral sub types that cause the global HIV pandemic. Continue reading “New HIV Strain Discovered”
One of the highlights of sightseeing in Berlin is the museum island, a World Heritage site. In the north half of the Nakasu on the River Spree across Berlin, the Pergamonmuseum (Neues Museum), the Bode museum (Bode museum), the former National Gallery (Alte Nationalgalarie) and the old museum (Altes Museum) It is literally a “museum island” where things and museums gather.
Pergamum Museum of Art
The Pergamum Museum is overwhelmed by the display of huge ruins. There is spectacular enough to want to spend a whole day here!
Many museums with spectacular views that are not enough in a day if you want to go all around. If you are particularly interested in history and culture, the Pergamum Museum alone may spend the entire day.
Continue reading “World heritage Museum Island!”
Huge sandstone steeple castleton tower in utah. Researchers at the University of Utah measured the vibration characteristics in detail for the first time. The resonance frequency of the tower found in the survey is an important key to predicting the rock’s response to disturbances such as earthquakes.
Castleton tower, a columnar rock towering in utah. The vibration characteristics of this sandstone layer were first measured in detail by utah experts using seismological techniques. Continue reading “Rocks are always Trembling: a Tower-Shaped Strange Rock in the US”
Before the referendum, the country is again presented as xenophobic. The initiative of the SVP wants to achieve only what many EU states want: that the right people come.
Contrary to popular misinformation, which is repeatedly spread in German newspapers against better knowledge, Switzerland is a cosmopolitan, foreigner-friendly country. The share of foreigners in the permanent resident population is over 23 percent, a record in both absolute and relative terms. Continue reading “Switzerland Is the Most Cosmopolitan Country in Europe”
The language can be learned. Child French-speaking parents living in France, not born with the ability to speak French. However, barely reaching the age of five years, the child can easily learn to speak French. The child is the German-speaking parents living in Germany, just as easily learn to speak German.
And it is not because of any child born with special abilities to the language of their parents. If the children of French and German families would have been exchanged in infancy, a small, Pierre learned to speak «Auf Henderson, a baby Hans could be equally at ease to say “Au revoir». And if the young Pierre, and Hans were in the early years his life in America and would grow with American children, they both learned to speak «Good bye», without any accent.
Continue reading “The skin and skeletal system : Cultural and physical differences”
Relations between India and Pakistan are a classic model of insoluble frictions, now and then turning into military clashes on the border zones of Kashmir, which is one of the most militarized regions in the world. Peace periods are as rare as rain in the desert. The conflict of two powers is a legacy of British politics. When India finally gained independence from London, the first conflict with Pakistan took place in 1947-1948. Then the country of the pure (the name Pakistan is translated from the Urdu language) declared its own independence. A new Muslim state has appeared on the world map. The confrontation with India was built in from the moment the new political-state community was formed. The British conceived the forced withdrawal of their former colony: “Divide and conquer.” Pax Britannica reluctantly parted with its previously conquered territories thousands of miles from the British Isles. Continue reading “Kashmir : Pakistan And The World Community Insist On Referendum”