Butterfly Effect: Reality or Myth?

The Butterfly Effect, simply put, is the phenomenon where a small change in the initial conditions may pile up over time, and in the end, create a massive effect. Just like a small snowball rolled downhill may gather more snow on the way and by the time it reaches the base, it turns huge! This forms the basis of a rather emerging field of science: “Chaos”. It is just what the name suggests – the study of highly complex systems that are sensitive to very slight changes, sometimes, even to the ones they themselves create!

Emergence of a New Science

What else would’ve been a better field for the emergence of Chaos than Meteorology, where even a small change in the wind speed may delay monsoon by days! The Butterfly Effect was discovered for the first time in 1961, in the laboratory of one such MIT Meteorologist, Edward Lorenz. Lorenz was more of a mathematics person than his colleagues. He had never been much interested in pure Meteorology, instead, he wanted to encapture the beauty of weather by mathematical formulas, which would allow Meteorologists like him to predict the weather not just days, but months, even years in advance!


Kinesiology – An Understanding of the Subject


Kinesiology refers to the study of human and non-human body functions, movements and performance through the application of anatomy, physiology, psychology, neuroscience and biomechanics. To expand the understanding of Kinesiology on a larger level, the science includes studies of body motion of humans and animals using motion tracking systems through various methods for monitoring physical, physiological, muscle and brain activities as well as behavioral and cognitive functions. Kinesiology finds various applications in human-health – e.g. physical education, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning processes, occupational therapies, biomechanics, orthopedics, sports industries and many others.

In recent years, Kinesiology is becoming increasingly associated with Applied Kinesiology, which is a rather controversial medical diagnostic process not fully aligned with the requirements of mainstream medicine. Many functions of Kinesiology are broadly referred under ‘complementary therapies’ further compounding the issue. However, Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing therapies and is vigorously practiced in over 100 countries around the world.

Kinesiology encompasses overall holistic health disciplines that understands an individual’s wellbeing based on the ‘art of muscle monitoring’. Its origins began in the 1970s when alternative medicines and treatment started

Effective Teaching Tips From Experienced Tutors


One of the problems that many parents today face when it comes to their kids’ studies, is the poor performance in their math subjects. Most of these kids claim that numbers are just naturally confusing, and they become even more so when lessons progress to algebra levels. Classroom learning, where too little leeway is provided if students fail to understand a new lesson, makes the subject even more difficult. There is typically not enough time for students to ask questions and the teachers are too busy to personally guide the ones who are struggling.

In other cases, they are simply in too much of a hurry to get the lessons over and done with. School dynamics are not likely to undergo reforms yet, which is why most parents entrust their children’s learning of math to tutorial centers.

These tutorial centers are the solution to a lot of students’ diminished morale thanks to their less than passable performance in school. With focused guidance, struggling students can learn what they missed or didn’t understand in the classroom. But it is not just helping the children with

Simple Solution to Your Complicated Financial Issues

The thing with life is: it is highly unpredictable and strange, so please read until the end to get the news. One day you see that everything is going okay and the next day, everything is falling apart. Bills you missed last month finally catch up with you and now they are determined to take you down. Your daughter develops rash that requires medical attention. Meanwhile, your son tells you that he needs supplies for his school science project. Your beloved pet may fall sick due to lack of supervision placed on it since everyone is busy with their things. And your wife relentlessly asks for a raise in monthly allowance. These surely are depressing, to say the least. The more you resist and delay paying all those things, the more the stress they can cause. Before long, you might get hospitalized from all the exhaustion you receive—which eventually requires even more money to tackle. No one can predict where the life will direct them at. Things may feel smooth sometimes while at other times, things can be so rough that you wish you didn’t pick this direction instead. So, is there really a way out of this predicament? Or

The Growth of Performance Based Funding for Research


Corporations have demonstrated a clear preference for either funding short-term applied research projects, or stepping away from research entirely and simply buying-up competitors who bring new products or treatments to the market. The billionaire owners (or majority shareholders) of those corporations have the financial freedom to fund their own research centers, and some do that by endowing such centers at major research institutions. For the rest of the academic institutions, however, research funding is often limited to smaller grant-funded projects, alumni endowments, or a portion of the national research budgets of federal agencies. How those agencies calculate the size of those respective portions has been coming under increasing scrutiny.


As governments around the world continue to struggle with lower tax revenues and the consequences of profligate spending in their respective pasts, the amount of government funding awarded to scholarly research has come under increasing scrutiny. Justification of funding for ongoing research projects has been easier to achieve provided those projects are remaining on budget and on target, but with each new project, funds have to be justified against alternative potential expenditures, which leads us to the problem of metrics and the consistent measurement of research output.


3 Foundational Techniques to Help You Teach Public Speaking to Youths

Public speaking is a skill that can benefit you for life. The earlier you master the art and science of public speech, the more time you have to enjoy the benefits it can bring to your personal and professional life. Unfortunately, delivering a speech in public is often rated as the number one fear in surveys; people are generally more fearful of giving a speech in public as compared to jumping from great heights, facing insects, and even facing death!

Therefore, the best time to pick up public speaking is when one is in school. Seek to conquer the fear of public speaking before entering the workforce.

Here are three techniques teachers can use to support their students in honing their public speaking skills.

Technique #1: Start small by asking open-ended questions

If your students are shy or introverted by nature, you can start getting them to speak up by asking open ended questions. Open-ended questions facilitate thinking, learning and speaking by allowing students to elaborate and expand on their answers. For example, you can ask questions such as “What would you do if you are the main character in the story?”, “What new ideas do you have with regards to this project?” or

Some Thoughts About Physics

Sometimes you have a new thought, an idea, or eureka moment, but it’s not gutsy enough to expand into a reasonable length article or essay. So, here’s another potpourri of thoughts dealing with physics and related, too good not to record, but with not enough meat available to flesh out. People reading this will hopefully be somewhat familiar with the terms and jargon used. If not, well that’s why dictionaries exist!

The Why Question

Can anyone explain exactly why the south pole and the north pole of a magnet attract? Or why and how the north pole of a magnet repels another north pole? You know what happens, but the how and why is beyond you to explain. You know an electron and a positron will annihilate upon contact. You know what happens but not the how and exact nature of why what happens. You know that the electric charge on a proton is equal and opposite of that on an electron. Can anyone tell me why? Can anyone actually tell me what electric charge actually is? You know what it does but how does it do it and why does it do it?

The “why” of things – the “why” question

5 Easy Ways to Promote Your School

You might not think that you need to promote your school, but the fact of the matter is that you do. Although your school is part of the fabric of your local community, there are other schools in the neighborhood. Many times parents do have choices in terms of where they place their children.

You want your school to be the first place parents consider when determining the education of their children. You want your school to be the place community leaders cite as an example of a quality education.

There are several avenues for you to promote your school:

Get Your School Press Coverage

You’ve probably heard that there’s a ton of press releases being distributed. There’s a reason for that, it works. In this world tremendous amounts of information are shared every day. Traditional and new media outlets are constantly looking for new stories. Set a schedule at the beginning of each school year. Promote something in the media each month. This helps your community see you as an important and leading player in your district.

Build a solid relationship with your local neighborhood associations. Most of these groups disseminate information about what’s happening in the neighborhood through their own emails or

Clay Is Actually Mud

The remains of a stone, thrown off a mountain, grinded smaller and smaller and smaller. Granulated, pulverised, powdered into dust until it settles as silt into the quiet arms of a river. For centuries people have been extracting it. We dig it up to wash and knead it and then…

Some 15000 years ago people discovered that fire could transfer clay into stone. And we are still doing that. We started out with bowls that could contain our food and the first figurines. Female figurines of course, for women give birth, give life.

Those first sculptures were hand formed, made without a wheel or a mold, everything was shaped by hand. When you visit an archaeological museum you may sometimes see those bowls, dating back several thousands of years, still containing the fingerprints of the maker. A man or woman just like you, with hands and fingers. Perhaps cursing because things didn’t work out the way he or she wanted or being proud and happy with the result of all this kneading and pushing and firing. It was garnished with twigs and strings and pinches and nudges in the clay. Balance and order the device of decoration, just like today.

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