Is it true that voles are monogamous and people are not? Why do we fall in love at all? How does culture define our love relationships? What does biology say about homosexuality and what does culture say?
Speakers: Physiologist Viktor Dotsenko and Cultural Scientist Natalia Kryvda
Що таке «анатомія» щастя, як користуватися нейропластичністю та зберегти своє ментальне здоров’я під час епідемії коронавірусної інфекції?
Скільки всього базових емоцій? Чи можемо ми контролювати свої емоції та зчитувати чужі? Як опанувати страх? У чому допоможе медитація?
What conditions are needed for the qualitative development of science? What reforms in the science sphere does Ukraine need? Which obstacles young reformers face? Candidate of Physics and Math Science and the Deputy? Chairman of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Ukraine Yulia Bezvershenko highlights her path from quantum physics to the reformation of science.
How do smart materials affect our lives? How soon will we create a battery that only charges in minutes, not hours? What about smart-clothing that can measure the pressure and temperature of our body and directly transmit this information to a doctor? Yury Gogotsi, Professor of the Drexel University, highlights where else we can use new materials as well as how it will affect our behavior and habits.
Flight to Mars is a long-standing dream of humankind that is both frightening and inspiring. What prospects are waiting for us on Mars and will the colonization of the Red Planet improve people’s lives? By Robert Zubrin, Founder of the Mars Society.
What is going on behind the scenes at the NASA'’s Mission Control Center in Houston and the Biomedical Engineering Department?
How is the teamwork organized, what determines the physical and moral preparation of astronauts for flight as well as how are innovations in space born? By Michael Hess, Head of two NASA’s Departments.
Exoplanets are planets outside the solar system: how to find them? What is the reason to explore them? What does this give to humanity? By Jakub Bochiński, Polish Astrophysicist, former? Head of the Educational Laboratory of the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, former representative of Poland in the Advisory Committee on Educational Issues of the European Space Agency.
How did human intelligence evolve over evolution? What are the components of our intelligence? Is it possible to radically expand our cognitive abilities and how will this affect our health?
Speakers: Neurobiologist Sergey Danilov and Neuropsychologist Karine Malysheva.
What is the main reason for our actions and efforts: physiology or ethics? Is it really possible to train willpower like a muscle? Are there any exercises for this? Do we even have free will? How can we move forward best and be happy?
Speakers: Neurobiologist Nana Voitenko and Philosopher Vakhtang Kebuladze.