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.
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.
For celebrated botanist Joseph Banks, his voyage with James Cook was more about extending imperial power than simply discovery.
Born on July 18, 1635, this polymath broke ground in fields ranging from pneumatics, microscopy, mechanics and astronomy to civil engineering and architecture.
Religion has helped science, as well as hindered it.
Sir Humphry Davy was the Professor Brian Cox of the 1800s.
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.
Men aren't from Mars, nor are women from Venus. We're all from Earth.
The report released jointly by the Royal Society in the UK and the US National Academy of Sciences provides a guide to current…