- This Day In Science History: August 19th
Scientific happenings, big and small, on this day in history But first, today’s quiz: What famous inventor, born on this day in 1871, will forever be famous for something he did for only 12 seconds? Think you know…? You might be right. To be sure check out ...
Article - Kimberly Crandell - Aug 20 2008 - 9:43am
- A quick tour of 5 mind-blowing scientific theories
Don't think you have time for science? Cracked.com ("America's Only Humor & Video Site, since 1958"- we've got humor and video here at Scientific Blogging, but we haven't been around since 1958), has a quick summary of 5 s ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Oct 22 2008 - 11:07pm
- Not only Galileo
The mediaeval western European church had hitched its wagon very tightly to the philosophy of Aristotle, and by extension to the astronomical model of Ptolemy. This caused Galileo no small amount of aggro. One of the greatest mathematicians and physicists ...
Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Oct 22 2008 - 10:43pm
- The Scientific Method Rules
Razib at Gene Expression and Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Dish discuss science vs. scientists. Razib: I bring this up because many scientists believe that because science is such a superior method of extracting information about the world around us, and co ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Oct 22 2008 - 10:39pm
- Famous Scientists That Inspire Me (And Maybe You Too)
In the day to day hustle of our busy lives full of research, formulae, vats of coffee, etc. we often forget to think about those who walked this road before us and created many of the techniques we use. Without their contributions, it's difficult to i ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Oct 9 2008 - 4:24pm
- Who Were (Or Are) The World's Maddest Scientists?
I have a secret; as much as I enjoy reading about the latest advancements in biology and physics, I sometimes like reading about the darker side of experimentation. Most scientists have a fundamental basis for experimentation and results but then there wer ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Oct 14 2008 - 6:00pm
- You Can Still Win a Nobel Prize Even When You Engage With The Public
Whatever your political views, this is an example to follow: Ezra Klein on Paul Krugman: Nobel prize winner. And Krugman won it his way: He never retreated into the academy, never jealously insulated his expertise and insight from controversy because that ...
Blog Post - Michael White - Oct 22 2008 - 9:55pm
- Ethnomathematics And History
Ethnomathematics! Doesn’t the very term conjure up visions of politically correct wallahs (and walis) trying to prove, in a postmodern way, that “all cultures are equal”? True, previous generations of math historians had tended to be unjustifiably Eurocent ...
Article - Robert H Olley - Oct 22 2008 - 10:17am
- The World's Maddest Scientists (Part Two)
Most scientists have a rational basis for experimentation but then there were (and are) others who ran with their own rules. These are the people I am referring to as 'Mad Scientists' rather than using the more colloquial 'crazy' mea ...
Blog Post - Ashley Cox - Nov 24 2008 - 4:13pm
- The Making Of Gray's Anatomy (The One That Isn't The TV Show)
''Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body"- Gray's Anatomy, as it is commonly called, is among the most iconic scientific books ever published: an illustrated textbook of anatomy that is still a household name 150 years since its first ed ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2008 - 12:26am