New recommendations on how to fix the issue of COVID misinformation don’t go far enough.
Leeuwenhoek refined the magnifying glass, creating the world’s first microscope.
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Van Leeuwenhoek, who discovered bacteria, is one of the most important figures in the history of medicine, laying the groundwork for today’s understanding of infectious disease.
Known as Mary Beale’s ‘Portrait of a Mathematician,’ could the circa 1680 painting depict Hooke?
Online sleuthing and deductive reasoning identifies what appears to be the only existent portrait painted of the celebrated scientist during his lifetime.
Lord May was an illustrious scientist, a towering figure in the British establishment, and a quintessential Aussie. His theories help explain everything from complex ecosystems to financial markets.
Joseph Banks portrait by Joshua Reynolds (circa 1771-1773).
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For celebrated botanist Joseph Banks, his voyage with James Cook was more about extending imperial power than simply discovery.
No contemporary portrait of Robert Hooke seems to have survived. This 2004 oil painting is based on descriptions during his lifetime.
Born on July 18, 1635, this polymath broke ground in fields ranging from pneumatics, microscopy, mechanics and astronomy to civil engineering and architecture.
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Religion has helped science, as well as hindered it.
James Gillray’s ‘Scientific Researches! - New Discoveries in Pneumaticks! - or - an Experimental Lecture on the Powers of Air’ from 1802.
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Sir Humphry Davy was the Professor Brian Cox of the 1800s.
Eoanthropus dawsoni, or the Piltdown Man, never really existed.
One of paleontology’s most notorious hoaxes has long been blamed on a serial forger named Charles Dawson. But might a Jesuit priest have been in on a joke that went wrong ?
Science and technology has always helped us feed the world. GM has more to offer, if we let it.
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Men aren’t from Mars, nor are women from Venus. We’re all from Earth.
One has to understand to believe either way.
The report released jointly by the Royal Society in the UK and the US National Academy of Sciences provides a guide to current climate change science for a non-scientific audience. In this respect it is…