Category Physics

Fear of the Dark: Casting Light on the Dark Ages

The story of Pierre Duhem: the man who lit up the dark ages.

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The Janitor Who Cleaned Up an Ice Age Mess

The Ice Age theory of climate change had been melting for some time, so this janitor mopped it all up with a new theory.

The Prank that Led to the Scientific Method

The top 1 prank that went too far. It revolutionized optics and the practice of science.

Time to Rock

The Word of the Lord reveals the Earth to be 6000 years old. Lord Kelvin said it’s a couple of millions old. Inspector Holmes finds out.

How Halley Saved The Principia from Swimming with the Fishes

Newton’s Principia almost never got published, all thanks to a book on fishes

Stargazing with Edwin Hubble and Nicolas Catpernicus

Cats were and continue to be important for humans to think outside the box, for the inside is always occupied by them.

Sally’s Ride in the Race for Space

The ride was tough, but Ride was tougher.

Faraday’s Two Lucky Days

Michael Faraday: twice rejected; twice lucky – one lifetime of greatness.