Thursday, 30 April 2015

Quotes

"Patience is a conquering virtue."



Patience, without doubt, needs to be one of the best qualities of a scientist/researcher.


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

If it were my home

Today I found (thanks to someone ;P) this interesting website: http://www.ifitweremyhome.com

Here you can compare some characteristics between different countries. Here is an example:





Birth/Personality

What Your Date Of Birth Says About Your Personality


According to astrology, the relative position of the Earth, moon, sun, and stars at the time of birth greatly influences a person's personality. Scientists have refuted this for years, though a small study from Semmelweis University in Budapest has found that personality may be influenced by the season in which a person is born. The results were presented by lead researcher Xenia Gonda at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Berlin on October 19.
"We can't yet say anything about the mechanisms involved,” Gonda said in a press release. “What we are now looking at is to see if there are genetic markers which are related to season of birth and mood disorder.”
"Biochemical studies have shown that the season in which you are born has an influence on certain monoamine neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, which is detectable even in adult life,” Gonda continued. “This led us to believe that birth season may have a longer-lasting effect. Our work looked at over 400 subjects and matched their birth season to personality types in later life. Basically, it seems that when you are born may increase or decrease your chance of developing certain mood disorders.”
- Those born in spring were found to be more likely to have a hyperthymic temperament. That is, they have a tendency to be incredibly positive.
- Babies born in summer were also found to be hyperthymic, but with strong cyclothymic temperament. Though summer babies are more likely to experience those high positive feelings, they were also significantly more likely to report experiencing frequent mood swings. This is particularly true when compared to babies born in winter.
- Those with autumn birthdays had drastically reduced tendency toward depressed moods compared to people born in winter.
- People with winter birthdays were found to be less likely to be irritable, compared to all other seasons. 

The study needs further work but seems interesting. What do you think? Does the description of the "seasons" match your personality?
[Header image adapted from “A pond for all seasons” by Keith Hall via flickr]

Sunday, 26 April 2015

New York

Exploring the city that never sleeps...




















Friday, 17 April 2015

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Trying new recipes

Preparing food is a mix of art with science xD 


-Avocado with egg and smoked turkey 

Eggplant lasagna

Fish with potatoes and different vegetables

Greek Easter

Greek Easter, Greek party, Greek food, Greek songs, amazing weather...nice time.


Game of Thrones

Lets start watching the season 5 premiere of GoT!



Monday, 6 April 2015

1 week changes!

Things that we see today can really change in just a week.
Different days, different times of the day, different perspectives, but same city:





Make Way for Ducklings

Curious sculpture :) and all ducks have names!


Mrs Mallard, Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack and Quack.
(Nice hats related to Easter)

The Queen of Spades

Opera time :)



Happy Easter!

Decorating eggs with friends :)