He was the first in the world to be able to climb to the top of Everest during the monsoon season, traveled to Antarctica and Greenland, visited the North and South Poles, crossed the Gobi and Takla Makan deserts. And all this – without any connection with relatives or the press. The legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner did it not for fame, but for one more small tick in the list of his personal victories
The English have a rhyme popular since the 19th century: sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me. It is often cited in various books and songs as a kind of “spell” to protect against insults and verbal bullying. However, are we really immune to words?
The distribution of roles in the global economy leaves Ukraine little chance for a breakthrough. But the rejection of competition at the level of ideas and goods, acceptance of the role of an exporter of grain and ore doom Ukraine to stagnation and regular crises caused by price fluctuations in commodity markets
The first flight of a man to the moon, the first shoe print on the Earth satellite, the return alive from orbit – all this could not have happened without the painstaking work of a fragile woman wearing glasses – the lead engineer of the Apollo space program, Margaret Hamilton
A study of the rituals of various human communities shows that whirling is a specific technique for the physical and mental coverage of space. The circle itself does not have any given properties for it. But as soon as movement begins in it, everything changes dramatically, something similar to the “exploration of space and time” takes place
The story of Katherine Graham is a path of struggle and overcoming. On June 7, 1971, she made the difficult decision to publish classified US Department of Defense papers known as the Pentagon Papers in the newspaper. Thus, the Washington Post raised its level of authority many times over, becoming a worthy competitor to the New York Times, and Graham began to be unofficially called the First Lady of the pen
A hundred years ago, Nobel laureate Edgar Adrian managed to establish a close relationship between breathing and brain wave activity by studying ordinary hedgehogs. Further, it was found in the brains of other animals and humans. For ancient cultures, breathing was directly related to the quality of life and thought. Modern research only confirms the centuries-old wisdom of our ancestors.
We see Ukraine as a country that offers significant growth opportunities for investors in IT, manufacturing and agriculture. Of course, the most important advantage that Ukraine has is its talented people – visionary entrepreneurs who lead successful companies and appear in the media around the world
The life path of the ex-First Lady of America and the favorite of millions of women, Michelle Obama, is a path of overcoming and making a statement about yourself. A powerful motivator for her was the habit of achieving everything from childhood, and where others make efforts, she applied super efforts. It was her way of expressing herself in a world that was unfair to her. And it turned out to be the only right one
“One Israeli asked me if I could make a film that would not be about the Holocaust, but would itself be a kind of Holocaust?
I spent the whole night walking around Paris thinking about this idea. In the end, I agreed, not realizing yet that I was taking on an overwhelming task, getting involved in an impossible adventure, very dangerous, which ended up costing me twelve years of my life.” Claude Lanzmann, director of Shoah
New Zealand scientist James R. Flynn found that our level of intelligence increases over time. Between 1932 and 1978, the IQ rose by 13.8 points, about 3 points every decade. It is estimated that if such dynamics continue, then by 2300 the average human intelligence will reach 200 – today it is considered an indicator of genius
American astronomer and scientist Carl Sagan played a leading role in the US space program. He was very eager to find extraterrestrial life. Sagan was a big enthusiast in the search for life on Mars. One of his biggest dreams was to find a new civilization on this red cratered ball