Skateistan – “Afghanistan’s Girl Skaters”

I really love Skateistan.

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When I was a teen-ager, and actually also now, I used to hang out with skaters and that culture remained in my blood in a sort of way. And I really care about children and the fact that all around the world children deserve to play and have fun together.

Skateistan brings joy, education and fun to children. It began as a Kabul-based Afghan NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) and is now an International non-profit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan. Skateistan is non-political, independent, and inclusive of all ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds. You can find how to get involved here.

Have you ever heard about that? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Let’s start a good discussion together!

8th Appleton Space Conference and Jocelyn Bell

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This week I’ve been at 8th Appleton Space Conference and I had the great honor to meet and talk with Jocelyn Bell, she discovered the pulsar and made the crucial mistake to say that to her advisor who took the Nobel Prize instead of her. Michio Kaku makes joke about that at the end of this video.

I really enjoyed the entire day. I learnt more about LOFAR telescope in UK and around the world, then space satellites, an interesting talk about how engaging general public into science, space and defence, the robotic exploration of our solar system and much more.

I will leave you with an introduction of pulsar by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell:

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Enjoy and stay curious. Did you know about Jocelyn? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Let’s start a good discussion together!

Richard Phillips Feynman – “The Last Journey Of A Genius”

It’s Saturday, and it’s time to travel and meet great people.

Richard Phillips Feynman. He is absolutely one of my favorite person ever. A mentor. He was a theoretical physicist, and also an adventurer, a musician, a world-class raconteur.

This video shows the story of physicist Richard Feynman’s fascination with – and efforts to visit – a remote country in the center of Asia, called Tannu Tuva, “the land where the reindeer meets the camel”.

Have you the same persistence on your goals? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Let’s start a good discussion together!