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Issue 6 Study Abroad

Why study abroad (undergraduate)?

You’ve probably heard of people from your country who went to study abroad, and whose lives changed significantly from the typical life one has at a domestic university. You might think that to study abroad, you need to be super rich, super smart, or super athletic. But is it really all that exclusive?

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Issue 6 Understanding Science

Growth-accommodating implants – a breakthrough in medicine

Surgeons. Credit: Piron Guillaume on Unsplash

Medicine is rapidly advancing as various scientific discoveries are implemented into everyday medical practice. One of the most recent fascinating developments are growth-accommodating implants: therapeutic medical devices manufactured to replace, support or enhance a part of the body while not restricting its growth.

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Academic Life High School Issue 6 Presenting Alumni

Vedrana Stantić: “My S3 story didn’t end in Požega”

Hi Vedrana, thank you for joining us for this interview. Being in the final year of high school, you are the youngest member of the S3 alumni network that we’ve interviewed so far. However, that doesn’t mean you lack experience: you’ve already lived abroad, attended multiple schools and science camps, and you’ve even had the chance to write a book inspired by the scientists you met! But let’s start from the beginning – can you briefly introduce yourself?

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Issue 6 News

ZUM 2020 is happening

Remember when we wrote about the finale of our science communication competition Znanstvenik u meni (The Scientist in Me)? Applications for high school students in Croatia are open until December 20th.

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Issue 5 Science Shoutout

Highschooler’s Guide to the Ivy League

Getting into a good college doesn’t have to be a reward for extreme sacrifice; it can be, instead, a side effect of the much grander goal of building a meaningful and engaging life.

Cal Newport, How to be a High School Superstar

Think of a typical high school student who gets into a world-class college or university, like Cambridge, MIT, or one of the Ivy League universities. You might imagine someone with countless extracurricular activities, perfect grades, and loads of stress. What if there’s another way? What if, instead of sacrificing all your precious free time, you could get into a world-class college as a byproduct of leading an interesting life?

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Issue 5 Understanding Science

Undetectable: On LIGO and the importance of experiment

The principle of science, the definition, almost, is the following: the test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific truth.

Richard Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Credit: LIGO.
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Issue 5 News

Extending our portfolio

Believe it or not, we have been around for four months already, bringing you a variety of stories every Sunday. And although we have started out with certain topics and categories, our plan was never to stop there. In this News post, we bring you a look into our future prospects – new categories and new writers – by summarizing our past and current efforts.

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Academic Life BSc Issue 5 Presenting Alumni

Tamara Tica: “The Bumblekite scholarship is our way of giving back to the S3 community”

Hi Tamara, thank you for joining us for this interview! You are one of our alumni who chose to pursue a non-scientific career, yet your connections to people from S3 brought you back to collaborating with scientists. Before we delve deeper into the story of your bumpy academic ride, let’s get to know you a bit more. How would you introduce yourself?

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Issue 4 My Project

Modeling influence in online social networks

With this post, we are bringing you a new series of posts, where our long standing Alumni will be presenting their projects for you. In the first post of this kind, we are welcoming our ex-swapshop and project leader, as well as ex-organizer – Matija Piskorec. He did his PhD in Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb in combination with the Ruđer Bošković Institute.

Let’s welcome Matija and learn something about his project!

The Editorial Team
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DIY Science Issue 4

Simulating the bean machine

We’re doing this issue’s DIY Science a bit unconventionally: today, you’ll write your own program to simulate a bean machine, also known as the Galton board. What’s a bean machine, why is that interesting and how to write your first program – find out in today’s post.