History of Science

The Medical Breakthroughs of Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch

Ferdinand Sauerbruch (1875-1951)<p>On July 3, 1875, German surgeon <b>Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch</b> was born. He is considered as one of the most important and …

Science

Here’s a pleasant video history of science fiction

Science fiction is almost always about looking forward. It’s about making predictions for humanity based on our mixed feelings of hope and anxiety. …

Science Fiction

Data Center Scaling at Breakneck Pace

A Facebook engineering manager described challenges in hardware and software scaling distributed systems at Web speed.

Amazon Web Services

Mary Akeley and her Explorations in Africa

Mary Jobe Akeley (1878-1966)<p>On July 19, 1966, American explorer and naturalist <b>Mary Jobe Akeley</b> passed away. Akeley was one of the earliest women …

Science

Mystery Egypt sarcophagus found not to house Alexander the Great's remains

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian archaeologists on Thursday dashed local hopes that a newly discovered ancient sarcophagus might contain the remains of Alexander the Great, finding instead the mummies of what appeared to be a family of three.<p>Workmen inadvertently unearthed the approximately …

Archaeology

Scuba Diving Physicist Thinks He’s Solved the Wave-Power Puzzle

The wind doesn’t always blow and clouds sometimes block the sun. But the ocean? It never stops moving.<p>That simple idea started to obsess Tsumoru …

Climate

How Philly's art and cultural institutions are using booze to attract wider and younger audiences

Philadelphia's art museums and cultural institutions are increasingly hosting pop-up beer gardens and alcohol-infused events, largely in efforts to …

Museums

50 Years Ago, the Whole Earth Catalog Launched and Changed the Course of the Environmental Movement

In the fall of 1968 a Stanford-trained biologist, organizer of the legendary Trips Festival and Merry Prankster named Stewart Brand published the …

Innovation

Newsletter

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Discover deep and illuminating summer reads picked by our regular reviewers, leagues away from lab and lecture hall.<p>Andrew Jaffe is a …

Google Scholar

Archaeologists find earliest evidence of bread

Charred crumbs found in a pair of ancient fireplaces have been identified as the earliest examples of bread, suggesting it was being prepared long before the dawn of agriculture.<p>The remains – tiny lumps a few millimetres in size – were discovered by archaeologists at a site in the Black Desert in …

Food (UK)

What's On? | A lab of one's own: science and suffrage in the First World War

25 July 2018 5.00pm—6.00pm<p>Venue:<p>Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)<p>Speaker(s):<p>Professor Patricia Fara<p>Contact:<p>Janet Walwyn | …

Remembrance Day

Biodeconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the Life Sciences

2018.07.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Francesco Vitale, Biodeconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the Life Sciences, Mauro …

Philosophy

Tudor shipwreck discovered by local group on Kent beach

A Tudor shipwreck, discovered by members of a local history group surveying Tankerton beach, near Whitstable, in Kent for second world war pillboxes, has been given official protection by the government as the only wreck of its kind in south-east England.<p>Another ship believed to date from the 19th …

Archaeology

The smudges, splotches, and stains of medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts are often spectacles to behold, their intricate illustrations dazzling with jewel-toned pigments and gold leaf. But it’s the …

Medieval

Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragette Movement

Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested by police outside<br>Buckingham Palace, in May 1914<p>On July 14, 1858, British political activist and leader of the British …

Science

History Home

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been …

Washington D.C.

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Features & Attractions<p>Only in Oshkosh will you live seven straight days of aerobatics, history, music, camaraderie, and much, much more.<p>AirVenture …

Air Shows

Romans had whaling industry, archaeological excavation suggests

Ancient bones found around the Strait of Gibraltar suggest that the Romans might have had a thriving whaling industry, researchers have claimed.<p>The bones, dating to the first few centuries AD or earlier, belong to grey whales and North Atlantic right whales – coastal migratory species that are no …

Science

Disposable cups started as a way to prevent the spread of cholera and diphtheria

If you’ve visited a restaurant in recent months, there’s a good chance you’ve learned about the new enemy that has emerged in the fight against …

Business

Voyager 2

The Voyager 2 spacecraft, which has been in operation since 1977 and is the only spacecraft to have ever visited Uranus and Neptune, is currently …

Astronomy

Learn The History Of Physics In 4 Minutes

Aristotle was wrong. He claimed that heavier items fell faster than lighter items. Had he actually tested the theory, using a high-tech tool as sophisticated as a ladder, a ledge, or a cliff, he’d have immediately realized that it couldn’t possibly be true. Because Galileo did test the theory, and …

Physics

Scott Pruitt is gone

Lindsey Dillon, Vivian Underhill (UC-Santa Cruz), Christopher Sellers (Stony Brook), Nicholas Shapiro (Science History Institute), Jennifer Liss …

Scott Pruitt

How Feasting Rituals Help Shape Human Civilization

Both bread and wine are products of settled society. They represent the power to control nature and create civilization, converting the wild into the …

Science

Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

The official declaration of America's independence from Britain may be dated July 4, 1776, but the story of the Thomas Jefferson's hallowed document …

Thomas Jefferson

The epic story of the map that gave America its name

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world.<p>St-Dié-des-Vosges is a small, leafy town in the Meurthe valley in north-east France. It lies 68km south-west of Strasbourg in France, 93km …

Medieval

Supersonic Wing Wind Tunnel Model

Supersonic Wing Wind Tunnel Model - Inspiration for the NASA Insignia<p>A three-quarter rear view of a wooden Langley display model in January 1958 …

History of Science

Essay Contest

The Forum for History of Physics (FHP) of the American Physical Society is proud to establish an annual History of Physics Essay Contest. The …

Physics

Sir Ferdinand von Mueller - Government Botanist

Ferdinand von Mueller (1825-1896)<p>On June 30, 1825, German-Australian physician, geographer, and botanist Baron Sir <b>Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von …

Science

The Mystery of How Neanderthals Got Fire

Fifty-thousand-year-old tools suggest that modern humans weren't prehistory's only pyros.<p>The first step to re-creating 50,000-year-old technology is to collect a bunch of rocks. So began Andrew Sorensen’s plan to study a great mystery in archaeology: how Neanderthals controlled fire.<p>Sorensen, an …

Anthropology

Joseph Dalton Hooker and Taxonomy

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM, GCSI, CB, FRS (30 June 1817 – 10 December 1911)<p>On June 30, 1817, <b>Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker</b> was born, one of the greatest …

Science