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I tried to tell my students today about the Apollo 11 moon landing, specifically the origin of the phrase the eagle has landed, but all they could think about was The Eagle, the pub where the model of the structure of DNA was first shown by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1952. 234 more words

In The News This Week

Drawing a line between quantum and classical world

Quantum theory is one of the great achievements of 20th century science, yet physicists have struggled to find a clear boundary between our everyday world and what Albert Einstein called the “spooky” features of the quantum world, including cats that could be both alive and dead, and photons that can communicate with each other across space instantaneously. 526 more words


Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis, Everything from the Last man to Know Everything!

Kircher’s Physologia, is a tour de force published just after his death, it gathers many of the Experiments which occupied his rapacious life in a quest to ‘Know the world and its secrets” “includes the first recorded experiment in hypnotism in animals” 509 more words

Rare Books

Operational and historical science: What are they?

Two types of science: Operational or experimental and historical or forensic.  Historical science deals with origins, the unseen past, unobserved past events. Operational science deals with the present, not the past. 573 more words

John Hartnett

Do two-toed Brazilian Sloths experience fibromyalgia?

I’ve been digging into the dusty recesses of the noi archives recently, intrepidly exploring the cobwebbed piles of scrolls, leather bound tomes and stacks of parchments*. 789 more words

Science And The World

“Envy, malice, hatred, destruction and calumny.”

In the words of Claude Bernard, this was the fate of any scientist who dared to make a new discovery in the 19th century. His words apply just as well to medical research today. 326 more words


Learning from failure

Each week, in the free Metro newspaper is an excellent “science and discovery” feature called “MetroCosm”. It is by Ben Gilliland, whom from what I can remember reading is not a trained scientist at all, but he certainly has a gift for explaining complex scientific ideas clearly and succinctly. 374 more words