- Aldaieta Necropolis Forensics Leads To Ancient DNA Reconstruction
A research team from the Leioa campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and led by Ms Concepción de la Rúa, has reconstructed the history of the evolution of human population and answered questions about history, using DNA extracted from s ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2008 - 10:24am
- Judgment Day- May 19, 1780
Was Judgment Day at hand? At noon, it was black as night, there was lunch by candle light, the night birds came out to sing while flowers folded their petals and the animals behaved strangely. They called it 'New England's Dark Day' and it ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 6 2008 - 5:26pm
- The Sexual Revolution Demanded The Wrong Things Be Equal
The sexual and feminist revolutions were supposed to free women to enjoy casual sex just as men always had but according to Professor Anne Campbell from Durham University in the UK (1), the negative feelings reported by women after one-night stands suggest ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2008 - 9:31am
- Pi Or 2 Pi – That Is The Question
In February this year there appeared in Physics World an article entitled Constant Failure by Robert P Crease of Stony Brook University, in which he showed in how many formulae of physics and mathematics 2π turns up, rather than π. This article struck a ch ...
Article - Robert H Olley - Jun 30 2008 - 2:00am
- The Biblical Subtext In Design And Fonts
"In the beginning" were more than just words — they were the beginning of printing presses and typography that brought new depths of meaning and creativity to language. For some designers and printers, the ultimate challenge is the Bible, the des ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2008 - 12:54am
- Did Darwin Delay Publishing On the Origin of Species?
In my evolution course, I note that "Darwin spent 20 years working out his ideas and gathering evidence" before releasing On the Origin of Species in 1859. I don't say he "delayed" publication purposely, though in many cases this ...
Blog Post - T. Ryan Gregory - May 10 2009 - 10:57am
- Renaissance Humor Gets Its Own Conference
When Sir Thomas More stood on the scaffold in 1535 he continued to make jokes. We don't often associate humor with executions by berserk kings over religious convictions but that is why humor has always fascinated us and it leads to questions about wh ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2008 - 9:51am
- Brian May, Guitarist For Queen, Has Completed His Thesis Over 30 Years Later- And Now You Can Read It
Brian May CBE, PhD, ARCS, FRAS, and a founding member of Queen, is a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer. May abandoned his PhD studies at Imperial College London in 1974 when Queen’s popularity first exploded but always retained a ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2008 - 9:17pm
- History Of Medicine In Stalin's USSR Concentration Camps
An academic from Swansea University’s History Department has received a research grant of £101,000 from the Wellcome Trust to investigate the history of medicine in Joseph Stalin’s concentration camps of the mid-twentieth century. Dr Dan Healey’s project, ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2008 - 5:14pm
- This Day In Science History: August 17th
Every day is a historic day, as this column will attest. In the world of science, what has happened on this day? Here’s just a glimpse of some of the milestones, big and small, that have occurred on this date. To start things off, here’s a little quiz: Wha ...
Article - Kimberly Crandell - Aug 18 2008 - 8:30am