Carbon Cycle: Two Simple, But Tricky Science Questions

OK, this article is a bit more lighthearted, as a little break from the series of articles about teaching languages. We’ll explore two easy science questions that have very simple answers. The answers are no secret, they were known for ages, and they should be easy to answer for anyone who has completed high school.…

Synesthesia: Which Color is That Taste?

Synesthesia as a real phenomenon is quite rare. It affects one in 23 people, or 4.4% of the population.It is defined as the ability of one type of sensory or cognitive input to cause experience in another as well. One of the most typical examples of real synesthesia is perceiving letters as if they have…

Nostalgia For The Never Experienced

Today, while reading about Swinging London in 1960s and looking at pictures like this, I started feeling… nostalgic. That wouldn’t be odd if I wasn’t born in 1987 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, without ever visiting London. Yet, I think I felt real nostalgia, for something that I objectively never experienced. Still, reading about cultural scene…