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Vidya

Vidya is the glue and the duct tape that holds TNS together. It started as just a few sheets of paper mailed to members in 1978. This mailing was the only practical means for members to exchange thoughts and to communicate in those first decades.

Today’s Vidya is a formal journal published six times per year. It often exceeds 50 pages in length and features well written articles, photographs, stories, poems, puzzles and announcements. Content may range from PhD level academic summaries, to high IQ lifestyle. All seem to include interesting and eclectic musings.

Most members access Vidya online as a PDF. For historical reasons, each bi-monthly publication counts as a double issue with two issue numbers. Vidya in 2015 is well beyond 300 issue numbers.

For an extra-cost, you can have a nicely printed version arrive in your mailbox. The extra cost is $20 per year, which about covers the cost of printing and mailing. 

What’s in it?

Vidya content is exclusively provided by members. There are personal stories and experiences, semi-scientific articles, puzzles, pictures, poems, news about the society – and everything in-between. Below are some articles that will hopefully give you an impression of the diversity you can expect in TNS. And they are good reads, too.

Just click on the PDFs.

 

Bowling Balls and Binary Switches



Bowling Balls and Binary Switches

Andrew York well known to the world as an excellent (and Grammy-winning) guitarist/composer does explore his love of math and science every now and then - and did so for Vidya...
Near Miss



Near Miss

Former RAF pilot Bob Griffiths dislikes the De Havilland Sea Venom. Here's why.
Reflections of a Registered Subversive



Reflections of a Registered Subversive

Bill Matson, co-author of Data-Driven Investing, on thinking differently when investing money.
Understanding the Flynn Effect



Understanding the Flynn Effect

Bob Williams examines the Flynn Effect in detail - this article is a must-read for those who think they know but often don't.
I Could Have Designed That



I Could Have Designed That

Bryan Lundgren is into hypermiling. Here's his story.
A Fairy Tale



A Fairy Tale

Gill Krebs tells about the joys of selling a Porsche.
Catching the Panther



Catching the Panther

Some people think they own a perfect motorcycle. Some people know that they own the perfected motorcycle. To join the latter, Thorsten Heitzmann caught a Panther.
On Being Invisible: The Highly Gifted Child



On Being Invisible: The Highly Gifted Child

Often, people (and especially children) with a really high IQ are being considered socially awkward. But, as Muriel Fraser describes, what is considered socially awkward is often an expression of not fitting into one's age group or interest group rather than not fitting into a social group at all.

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