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A Scientist Adventurer

Today is the birthday of Sir Kenelm Digby, who was born in 1603 at Gayhurst in Buckinghamshire. Digby was from a wealthy family, but he had a poor start in life. 1,249 more words

British And Brilliant

Words Crush Wednesday - An Unusual Method of Healing

This week’s Words Crush Wednesday is from¬†The Scientific Revolution by Steven Shapin, the book I had to read for this week. ¬†(Next week’s is also going to be from this book…so the quotes may start really falling behind me!) 661 more words

Greek Mythology

Water, Water Everywhere

Today I want to tell you about Jan Baptist van Helmont, a chemist, alchemist, physiologist and physician who was born in Brussels in 1580 and died on this day in 1644. 830 more words

Brilliant Europeans