Category Archives: Research

Career in science offers new knowledge and freedom

One of this year’s 6,000-euro young talent awards of the L’Oreal Baltic For Women in Science Programme was granted to Mari-Ann Lind, University of Tartu doctoral student in animal ecology. Lind reached her doctoral studies quite by chance – she … Continue reading

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Teachers and technology: a love story yet to be seen

“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster”Strong words by Jim Wallis. Nevertheless, this has been happening in front of our eyes for more than a year. Education experienced an earthquake during the pandemic that at some … Continue reading

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Listening to the dialogue between the mother and the embryo

What if I asked you to tell me the best moment of your life? You might tell me about the moment you got your first university degree or the moment of your first job promotion. I am sure, though, that … Continue reading

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South Arabian civilization collapses before the rise of Islam

Sometime during the 7th century CE, the first Muslims entered what is now Yemen. Not only did they bring the new religion of Islam, but also the language of Arabic. What they found there were abandoned palaces, fortresses, and temples. … Continue reading

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Monuments to semioticians around the world

Monuments have both commemorative and political functions. Through them, national elites define what and who is to be remembered of the past – as well as what and who is not. As such, monuments shape and spread dominant worldviews and … Continue reading

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Machine learning – the secret ingredient behind the magic

I have always dreamed of living in a world where I wake up to find everything I need ready in my smart house. I go out and take one of those autonomous driving cars to work without a human driver. … Continue reading

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How uncanny sounds make ghost tours spookier

Ghost tours exist within the nebulous categorisation of dark tourism, which is characterised as visiting sites of death and catastrophe as a leisure pursuit. As grim as this might sound, ghost tours are consistent across the international stage in making … Continue reading

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