• Perfume
    After decades of hearing about this book, I finally settled in to read it. It is quite disturbing, terribly engaging, and a bit haunting. I found myself reading through it in a matter of several days. As I read, I could almost smell the book. I've never read a book that stimulates one sense so strongly.
    We first meet Jean-Baptiste Genouille when he is birthed and left to die in a filthy fish stall in the slums of Paris. Miraculously he survives but there is something different about this child. He had no body odor at all. This frightened people although they couldn't really understand why. But even though he had no smell of his own, his own sense of smell was so well developed that he could distinguish the nuances of the thousands of odors that surrounded him constantly. And, after a harsh apprenticeship at a tanner's, he meets a perfumer and begins to learn the art of perfume.

    One day, during his adolescence he was attracted to a very specific odor. It belonged to a young girl. This was his first murder.
    This is not a simple story however. Genouille is a strange person and is not capable of any emotion other than hate. He is portrayed sympathetically though and I soon began to understand his inner thought patterns and the way his mind worked.
    We then follow his life. He lives in a cave for seven years, in sensory depravation. Later a rich scientist tries to use him to demonstrate his own strange theories. Even later he finds employment as a perfumer. It is then that his obsession gets stronger and he develops a method where he can capture the essence of his murder victims in perfume.
    This story is more than just this plot though. It is a deeply analytical study of the social and economic mores of the time. And, most of all, it is a study of hum
    All things considered it actually was a very good read and I can recommend it to everyone who's into haunting stories.
    I read the book a while ago and I'm still thinking about it!
    If I could only have one word to describe this novel it would have to be "original".
  • Çocuklarının her istediğini yapan aileler benmerkezci ve narsist çocuklar yetiştirmiş olurlar.
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    İsviçre'deki Zürih Üniversitesi Dental Materyaller Bölüm Başkanı Prof. Dr. Mutlu Özcan'a Uluslararası Diş Araştırmaları Birliği (IADR) tarafından "2018 Yılın En Seçkin Bilim İnsanı" (Distinguished Scientist Award) ödülü verildi. Özcan'a daha önce de İngiliz Kraliyet Üniversitesi tarafından "İngiliz Kraliyet Akademisi Diplomatı" unvanı verilmişti.
    İngiltere'nin başkenti Londra'daki Excel Fuar ve Konferans Merkezi'nde düzenlenen ödül törenine dünyanın farklı ülkelerinden yüzlerce bilim insanı katıldı. Özcan ödülünü IADR Başkanı Angus Walls'ın elinden aldı.
    Önyargıları başarıyla yıktığını söyleyen Özcan, "Hayat boyu bir işe kendinizi hakikaten adayarak yaparsanız; kendi mesleğinize bütün gücünüzle katkıda bulunursanız; ister kadın olsun ister erkek, böyle ödülleri birçok insan hak edecektir. Kadınlar bu açıdan bugüne kadar biraz geride kaldı. Eskisine oranla biraz daha kadın sayısı arttı. Yolları açıldı. Yeter ki çok çalışsınlar ve sorumluluk sahibi olsunlar. Başarı gelecektir mutlaka" dedi.
  • An ancient secret brotherhood.
    A devastating new weapon of destruction.
    An unthinkable target..
    I am left aghastaghasted. Unbelievable, this one is the one to top when it comes to adventure & history and pace &creativity. Every time the action picked up in this book, I had a serious adrenaline rush. My heart raced, my eyes frantically read line after line, and my hands automatically went to my mouth. I was totally captivated by the story Dan Brown told.

    I've recently noticed how much history is appropriated (rightfully) by the modern authors like Orhan Pamuk(Kırmızı Saçlı Kadın), Elif Safak(Aşk), Nazan Bekiroğlu(Nar Ağacı) and Akmet Ümit(Bab-ı Esrar). This is a different type of historical immersion. This is about bringing it to the forefront... something in the past is incredibly relevant, vital, to the present.
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    First of all, Reading the book cleared up a lot of unanswered questions for me, and the book was different enough from the movie to keep me gasping out loud at plot twists. For me, I was hooked along for the ride, and even though some might find his twists unbelievable or even predictable, I was just in it for the story and found myself completely absorbed. I appreciated the facts (or "facts") throughout the story that were presented to the reader about the Illuminati, Vatican City, etc. and I loved the feeling of being on the inside of solving a puzzle while racing against time.

    Secondly ,The awesomeness of this work lies in the battle between science and religion, perhaps one of the most seminal works about that topic. It explores this duality literally, symbolically... every which way. That they are married, both science and religion, is the thesis. Brown proves this with the precision of a skilled scientist. & with the heart of a devout... historian.
    Finally, I even enjoyed the general mechanics of this book--I liked the short chapters that kept me coming back for more. They made it easy to fly through the pages. I would look down maybe after a half hour or so into reading and be 100 pages further in the book. My favourite part of the book, besides the adrenaline rushes, was how he bounced from one point of view to another without leaving the reader feeling disoriented. Rather, it had the opposite effect for me, clarifying everything by being able to watch the story unfold from all angles.
    This is a MASTERPIECE indeed.
  • ABD ordusu eğitimde ya da sahada olan askerlerin performanslarını yükseltmek ve odaklanmalarını artırmak amacıyla tıbbi başlıkları (transkraniyal doğru akım uyarımı) kullanarak deneyler yürütüyor.
    Transkraniyal (manyetik alan kullanarak beyindeki sinir hücrelerini uyaran ve depresyonun belirtilerini iyileştirmek için uygulanan bir işlemdir) uyarıcıların kazanımları yarattığı heyecana göre sınırlı, sonuçlarsa kesinlikten uzak olmasına rağmen, birçok çalışma bu metodun dikkat gerektiren görevlerde çalışan personelin (insansız hava aracı operatörleri, hava trafiği kontrol görevlileri, keskin nişancılar vb.) bilişsel yetilerini geliştirebileceğini ortaya koyuyor.

    New Scientist muhabirlerinden Sally Adee’nin transkraniyal başlığa dair izlenimleri kayda değerdir. Adee’nin keskin nişancıların eğitimlerine katılmasına ve etkileri kendi üzerinde test etmesine izin verilir. Savaş alanı simülatörüne önce transkraniyal başlık takmadan giren Sally, doğrudan üzerine koşan, intihar bombaları ve tüfekler kuşanmış yirmi adam karşısında korkudan nasıl donakaldığını anlatır, “öldürmeyi başardığım her adamın yerine,” diye yazar Sally, “nereden geldiği belli olmayan üç yeni saldırgan beliriyordu. Yeterince hızlı ateş edemediğim aşikardı, panik ve yetersizlik hissiyle sürekli silahımın tutukluk yapmasına sebep oluyordum." Şansına saldırganlar dev ekranlara yansıtılmış video görüntülerinden ibaretti. Yine de kötü performansı yüzünden canı çok sıkılmış ve silahını bırakıp simülatörden çıkmak istemişti.

    İkinci denemesinde transkraniyal başlığı takan Sally, ağzındaki tuhaf metalik his ve hafif karıncalanma duygusu dışında hiçbir farklılık hissetmediğini aktarır. Sanal teröristleri Rambo ya da Clint Eastwood misali, bir taktik doğrultusunda tek tek haklamaya başlar. “Yirmisi birden silahlarını savurarak üzerime çullanınca sakince silahımı kaldırdım, derin bir nefes aldım ve rahatça bir sonraki hedefimi tartarken en yakındakinden başladım. Ne olduğunu anlamadan birinin ‘Tamam, bu kadar,’ diye seslendiğini duydum. Simülasyon odasının ışıkları açıldı (...) Etrafımı saran insanların ortasında hâlâ saldırganların gelmesini bekliyordum; hatta ekip elektrotlarımı çıkarmaya başlayınca biraz hayal kırıklığına uğradığımı söyleyebilirim. Şaşkınlıkla biri saati ileri mi aldı diye baktım. Yirmi dakika su gibi geçmişti. ‘Kaç tane öldürebildim?’ diye asistana sorduğumda, alaycı şekilde yanıtladı: ‘Hepsini.’’’
  • One day, Einstein has to give a conference to all the top scientists in the world.

    On the way there, he tells his driver, that looks a bit like him, "I'm sick of all these conferences, I always say the same things over and over!"

    The driver agrees, "You're right, as your driver, I attended all of them, and even though I don't know anything about science, I could give the conference in your place."

    "That's a great idea!" says Einstein "Lets switch places then!"

    So they switch clothes and as soon as they arrive, the driver dressed as Einstein, goes on stage and starts giving the usual speech, while the real Einstein, dressed as the car driver, attends it.

    But in the crowd, there was one scientist who wanted to impress everyone and thought of a very difficult question to ask Einstein, hoping he wouldn't be able to respond.

    So this guy stands up and interrupts the conference by posing his very difficult question.

    The whole room goes silent, holding their breath, waiting for the response.

    The driver looks at him, dead in the eyes and says : "Sir, your question is so easy to answer that I'm going to let my driver reply to it for me."