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Where Do Our Everyday Habits Come From?

Professor of Ethnology Art Leete and folklorist Reet Hiiemäe explain where some of our everyday habits might come from and how some habits used to have a completely different meaning a few centuries ago than they do have now. Continue reading

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A Letter to Tartu Students from a Moscow Prison

Read the letter from prominent Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky sent to Tartu students from a Moscow prison. Continue reading

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Your Personality Shapes How You React to Eye Contact

Find out how our personality shapes our reaction to eye contact on the brain level. Continue reading

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Why Speaking Languages Is Inspiring, Enjoyable, and Healthy

Cognitive neurolinguist Professor Edna Andrews examines the links between languages and the brain, the benefits of multilingualism, and the role of semiotics. Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Kalev’s Product Placement

Natalia Hoffman, an independent researcher into the visual communication of Estonia, analyses the packaging of two Kalev’s chocolate products and their placement in a local supermarket. Continue reading

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Estonia Considered A Loose Country

Estonia, together with the Ukraine, Hungary and Israel are cultures that may be considered quite loose in terms of socially accepted behaviours and tolerance, shows a study in the Science magazine comparing 33 nations. Continue reading

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From +34°C in India to -32°C in Estonia

This is a story of the first Indian student to have defended his PhD thesis in Molecular Biology at the University of Tartu. Gyaneshwer Chaubey arrived to Estonia on a cold and dark day in January 2006, his supervisor was waiting for him with two enormous jackets. Continue reading

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