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Lynn Conway, Enabler of Microchips

Are you using something with a modern microprocessor on International Women’s Day? (If you’re not, but somehow able to see this post, talk to a doctor. 366 more words

History Of Science

The Atlantic - C. Mann

(1) How does Mann dispel Western concepts about pre-Columbian America?

The arrival of the Mayflower in Cape Cod signs the beginning of the crumbling of an entire civilization. 273 more words

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"Reflections on Headrick Chap. 5"

The Gutenberg Bible is important not only because it is the first large printed book of the western culture but also because it revolutionized the culture and the concept of education of that time. 167 more words
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The problem with Jonathan Jones and #histSTM

It cannot be said that I am a fan of Jonathan Jones The Guardian’s wanna be art critic but although I find most of his attempts at art criticism questionable at best, as a historian of science I am normal content to simply ignore him. 1,288 more words

Renaissance Science


Pozzolana’s discovery may be thought of one of the extraordinary steps into the progress of ancient constructions product of concrete. Although its development is typically attributed to the Romans, its use is seen in earlier works throughout the X sec. 283 more words

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Weirdly Specific Questions I Want Answers to in Meta-science, part 1

Using “meta-science” as a somewhat expansive term for history, philosophy, and sociology of science. And using my blog as a place to write about something besides the physical chemistry of carbon nanomaterials in various liquids. 590 more words

Thinking About Science