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  • 10-year-old scholar takes Calif. college by storm/ Homeschooled Boy is a College Sophomore

    05/18/2008 3:05:27 PM PDT · by wintertime · 74 replies · 212+ views
    DOWNEY, Calif. - With the end of another school year approaching, college sophomore Moshe Kai Cavalin is cramming for final exams in classes such as advanced mathematics, foreign languages and music. But Cavalin is only 10 years old. And at 4-foot-7, his shoes don't quite touch the floor as he puts down a schoolbook and swivels around in his chair to greet a visitor. "I'm studying statistics," says the alternately precocious and shy Cavalin, his textbook lying open on the living room desk of his parents' apartment in this quiet suburb east of Los Angeles.
  • Mother of Child Prodigy Turned Prostitute Asks: Did Our Hunger for Success Destroy Her(Sufiah)

    04/04/2008 7:40:17 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies · 1,283+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 00:34am on 5th April 2008 | KATHRYN KNIGHT
    Until a week ago, her instinct was always the same: any time she was away from home, Halimahton Yusof would scan the streets, hoping to catch a glimpse of her daughter's face. "I always looked for her. For the past few years I didn't even know whether she was alive," she says, her eyes moist with tears. "Every time there was a story on the news about an accident, or a death, I feared the worst. I just wanted to know she was alive." Child genius and now prostitute: Sufiah Yusof attended Oxford University at just age 13 Then, last...
  • Albert Einstein 'found genius through autism'

    02/22/2008 10:44:32 AM PST · by BGHater · 71 replies · 1,895+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 21 Feb 2008 | Nic Fleming
    Many leading figures in the fields of science, politics and the arts have achieved success because they had autism, a leading psychiatrist has claimed.Michael Fitzgerald, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, Dublin, argued the characteristics linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) were the same as those associated with creative genius. (l-r) George Orwell, Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson Prof Fitzgerald cited Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, George Orwell, H G Wells and Ludwig Wittgenstein as examples of famous and brilliant individuals who showed signs of ASDs including Asperger syndrome.Beethoven, Mozart, Hans Christian Andersen and Immanuel Kant have also received post mortem...
  • Whiz kid (homeschooling IGNORED by newspaper)

    01/26/2008 9:36:35 AM PST · by wintertime · 39 replies · 301+ views ^ | 01/25/2008 | DOUG BELDEN
    Martin Camacho taught himself to read about age 1, his parents said. By 3, he was doing multiplication. As a 5-year-old, he tested into fifth grade, and at age 10, he started classes at Central High School in St. Paul. Now 12, Martin is tied for fourth in the state heading into the final meet of the high school math-league season. (skip) "It's an unusual talent," Roberts said. "We're going to hear a lot from him." It may seem odd to picture a 12-year-old walking the halls of a big city high school, but "it's natural now, after three years,"...
  • Volcano under the Antarctic (Yes I am a GENIUS)

    01/21/2008 10:39:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 66 replies · 160+ views ^ | January 21 2008 |
    Scientists have discovered a huge active volcano under Antarctica. - The BAS team says data from the volcano will help it predict future rises in sea-levels caused by melting ice.
  • Zeffirelli Brands Mel Gibson's Passion Anti-Semitic; Calls Director “Bloodthirsty”

    02/26/2004 2:26:41 PM PST · by mgist · 43 replies · 1,930+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Thu Feb 26,12:12 PM ET | Godfrey Deeny
    Zeffirelli Brands Mel Gibson's Passion Anti-Semitic; Calls Director “Bloodthirsty”   Thu Feb 26,12:12 PM ET     Godfrey DeenyFashion Wire Daily February 26, 2004 - New York - Franco Zeffirelli, the last person before Mel Gibson (news) to direct a major feature film on the life of Christ and someone who has himself directed the actor as Hamlet, has lambasted Gibson's controversial film The Passion as anti-Semitic.   "They tell me that in America, despite the ban on minors, that mothers absolutely want their children to see the film, in order to understand the suffering Jesus underwent to save...
  • Clinton Calls Wife 'World-Class Genius'

    12/22/2007 3:12:29 PM PST · by John Semmens · 24 replies · 48+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 22 Dec 2007 | John Semmens
    Former President Bill Clinton says his wife is a “world-class genius” when it comes to improving the lives of others. Clinton contended that the ability to help others the most important quality in a president. “The reason she ought to be president, over and above her vision and her plans is that she has proven in every position she has ever had in life, whether it was in elected office or not, that she is a world-class genius in making positive changes in other people’s lives,” he said. “Look what she did for me. How many other wives would tolerate...
  • My Son Just Blew My Mind!

    12/21/2007 11:20:22 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 15 replies · 127+ views
    My computer room ^ | 12/22/07 | Me
    Here I sit. I sit in my computer room. My son, who is home from college after ace'ing his first semester final examinations...sits with me. We are discussing historical tidbits. World War II is the current subject.. We discuss certain aspects of the War in the Pacific in late 1944. I have Winamp playing selected numbers from Roger & Hammerstein's "South Pacific". My son holds in his hand one of my posssesions. A Rubic's Cube. I have owned this puzzle for a number of years. It has been sitting on my computer desk for many a month in a completley...
  • Clinton says wife a 'world-class genius'

    12/21/2007 12:13:40 AM PST · by kik5150 · 70 replies · 125+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/20/07 | HOLLY RAMER
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Former President Clinton says his wife is a "world-class genius" when it comes to improving the lives of others. ADVERTISEMENT Clinton stuck mostly to familiar themes in two hour-long appearances Thursday, describing at length what he views as the nation's biggest challenges. Nearly 15 minutes into his first speech, he added almost as an afterthought that "everything I'm saying here is my wife's position, not just mine." It was his third trip to New Hampshire in little more than a month, and the visit came the day before Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton was to return...
  • Young, Gifted and Skipping High School

    12/03/2007 6:32:48 AM PST · by wintertime · 127 replies · 209+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, December 2, 2007 | Sunday, December 2, 2007
    STAUNTON, Va. -- As Jackie Robson rushed off to Japanese 101, a pink sign on the main door of her college dorm reminded her to sign out. There were more rules: an 11 p.m. curfew, mandatory study hours, round-the-clock adult supervision and no boys allowed in the rooms. Jackie is 14. She never spent a day in high school. Like the other super-bright girls in her dorm, the Fairfax County teen bypassed a traditional education and countless teenage rites, such as the senior prom and graduation, to attend the all-female Mary Baldwin College in the Shenandoah Valley. The school offers...
  • How to be a genius

    11/24/2007 1:30:26 AM PST · by a_chronic_whiner · 71 replies · 131+ views
    New Scientist Magazine ^ | 15 September 2006 | David Dobbs
    My mother, rest her merry, brainy soul, convinced me early on that I was - as she liked to put it, quoting the cartoon character Yogi Bear - "SMARRR-ter than the average bear!" I happily assumed that my Yogi-like intelligence would ensure great things. My sense of entitlement grew when I easily won good marks in school, then grew some more when three different college professors told me I had a talent for writing. Rising to the top, I gathered, was a matter of natural buoyancy. The reality check came in my twenties, when nearly a decade of middling effort...
  • She's Barely Legal! UCLA Grad, 18, Passes Bar Exam

    11/21/2007 1:55:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies · 462+ views
    ap/cbs ^ | Nov 20, 2007 12:07 pm US/Pacific
    LOS ANGELES Kathleen Holtz only got her driver's license two years ago. Now, at 18, she's got a law license. Holtz learned Friday that she passed the California bar exam. "It's not a big deal to me," Holtz said of her age. Eighteen is the minimum age to practice law in California but 30 is the average age of admission to the state bar. Holtz was 15 when she entered law school at UCLA, where she was a Law Review editor. "If you sat in the same class with her for a whole semester, you would never know she was...
  • Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything

    11/14/2007 6:48:22 PM PST · by em2vn · 75 replies · 617+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11-14-07 | roger highfield
    The E8 pattern (left), Garrett Lisi surfing (middle) and out of the water (right) Garrett Lisi, 39, has a doctorate but no university affiliation and spends most of the year surfing in Hawaii, where he has also been a hiking guide and bridge builder (when he slept in a jungle yurt). In winter, he heads to the mountains near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where he snowboards. "Being poor sucks," Lisi says. "It's hard to figure out the secrets of the universe when you're trying to figure out where you and your girlfriend are going to sleep next month."
  • Laid-Back Surfer Dude May Be Next Einstein

    11/16/2007 2:43:16 PM PST · by Zakeet · 74 replies · 112+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2007
    A surfer dude with no fixed address may be this century's Einstein. A. Garrett Lisi, a physicist who divides his time between surfing in Maui and teaching snowboarding in Lake Tahoe, has come up with what may be the Grand Unified Theory. That's the "holy grail" of physics that scientists have been searching for ever since Albert Einstein presented his General Theory of Relativity nearly 100 years ago. Even more remarkable is that Lisi, who has a Ph.D. but no permanent university affiliation, solves the problem without resorting to exotic dimensions, string theory or exceptionally complex mathematics. A successful Grand...
  • British Brains Dominate List Of Geniuses

    10/28/2007 7:25:16 PM PDT · by blam · 87 replies · 740+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2007 | Aislinn Simpson
    British brains dominate list of living geniuses By Aislinn Simpson Last Updated: 1:07am GMT 29/10/2007 Britain has more living geniuses per head of population than anywhere else in the world, according to a new survey which reveals the country's influence on science, technology, business and the arts. Almost a quarter of those featured in the list of 100 living geniuses are Britons, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the world wide web, in joint first place, and physicist Stephen Hawking at seven in the list. British artists and musicians feature heavily, including Brit Art leader Damien Hirst at number 15,...
  • HUMINT: Mendeleev Sleep

    10/22/2007 2:06:41 PM PDT · by humint · 3 replies · 162+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 22 October 2007 | humint
    MENDELEEV SLEEP: The development of the periodic table of the elements was a leap forward in the chemical sciences. Although not responsible for discovering the elements he knew existed, Mendeleev organized the information available to him like no one else before him. It was his organizational skills that revealed something critically important to the advancement of mankind. What he discovered was new! Mendeleev noticed patterns in the properties and atomic weights of halogens, alkali metals and alkaline metals. According to the legend, Mendeleev had written what he knew about existing elements on the equivalent of flash cards and organized, reorganized...
  • The Gifted Children Left Behind

    08/27/2007 8:25:48 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 282 replies · 3,722+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 27 August 2007 | Susan Goodkin and David Gold
    With reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act high on the agenda as Congress returns from its recess, lawmakers must confront the fact that the law is causing many concerned parents to abandon public schools that are not failing. These parents are fleeing public schools not only because, as documented by a recent University of Chicago study, the act pushes teachers to ignore high-ability students through its exclusive focus on bringing students to minimum proficiency. Worse than this benign neglect, No Child forces a fundamental educational approach so inappropriate for high-ability students that it destroys their interest in learning,...
  • World mourns 'a genius of our time'

    07/31/2007 3:59:31 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 568+ views ^ | 07/31/2007 | AFP/The Local
    Tributes have been pouring in for Ingmar Bergman, one of the most influential film directors of the 20th century, who died on Monday at his home on the Swedish island of Fårö. He was 89. Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt hailed Bergman as "one of the great dramatists in this world," and French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to "one of the geniuses of our time." "The dream ended, the music went quiet that night on the island of Fårö, where Ingmar Bergman died," Sarkozy said. "France, a land of the cultural exception that was dear to Ingmar Bergman, honours...
  • Queen Guitarist to Complete Doctorate

    07/25/2007 5:21:42 PM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies · 752+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2007
    LONDON — Brian May is completing his doctorate in astrophysics, more than 30 years after he abandoned his studies to form the rock group Queen. The 60-year-old guitarist and songwriter said he plans to submit his thesis, "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud," to supervisors at Imperial College London within the next two weeks. May was an astrophysics student at Imperial College when Queen, which included Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, was formed in 1970. He dropped his doctorate as the glam rock band became successful. Queen were one of Britain's biggest music groups in the 1970s, with hits...
  • Two-year-old 'Matilda' becomes youngest ever girl in Mensa (IQ Equivalent to Stephen Hawking)

    06/23/2007 10:26:26 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 66 replies · 4,735+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Last updated at 23:01pm on 21st June 2007 | DUNCAN ROBERTSON
    Her parents knew Georgia Brown was bright. After all, she could count to ten, recognised her colours and was even starting to dabble with French. But it was only when their bubbly little two-year-old took an IQ test that her towering intellect was confirmed. Georgia has become the youngest female member of Mensa after scoring a genius-rated IQ of 152. This puts her in the same intellectual league, proportionate to her age, as physicist Stephen Hawking. According to an expert in gifted children, Georgia is the brightest two-year-old she has ever met. Parents Martin and Lucy Brown have always...