When I visited London, I’d spend a lot of time at University College London’s (UCL’s) Galton Laboratory, which housed genetics and evolutionary biology as well as my good friend and host Steve Jones. 1,349 more words
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I recently wrote a post concerning the problems historians can and do face assigning a nationality to figures from the past that they are studying. In the history of science one of the most contentious figures in this sense was and apparently still is the Renaissance astronomer Nicolas Copernicus. 306 more words
The nature of light has always intrigued thinkers from all eras. Empedocles (495 BCE – 430 BCE), an Ancient Greek philosopher from the fifth century BCE, claimed the eye, as everything else in the universe, was made from a combination of the four elements – earth, water, air and fire. 432 more words
Science is all about observation and contemplation.
When you make an observation that the days of the year are becoming shorter as fall turns to winter and think to yourself, 1,632 more words
The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.
– William Preece
Today (15 February) marks the birthday of one…2,252 more words