Science History

The Keys to the Voynich Manuscript

The Keys to the Voynich Manuscript [edit]  while I am unable to respond to comments here due to a bug, I am making use of Neven Curlin's Arctic Forum to exchange comments under the topic It is an ancient manuscript. The keys to the Voynich Manuscript ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Aug 5 2017 - 10:32am

The Voynich Manuscript in Latin

The Voynich Manuscript in Latin [edit]  while I am unable to respond to comments here due to a bug, I am making use of Neven Curlin's Arctic Forum to exchange comments under the topic It is an ancient manuscript. The entire Voynich Manuscript has bee ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Aug 5 2017 - 10:30am

Patterns of Latin in the Voynich Manuscript

Patterns of Latin in the Voynich Manuscript The Voynich manuscript, more properly identified as Beinecke MS 408, has been a puzzle to many researchers for a few hundred years.  The first evidence of attempts to understand it consists of letters between ow ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Aug 29 2017 - 5:15am

The Medieval Roots Of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is an emergent technology that may be as transformative as the internet, according to many predictions. But this innovative new technology has a surprising link to the days of medieval treasuries. Blockchain is a distributed ledger that uses cr ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 10 2017 - 6:30am

JAMA Retracts 6 More Brian Wansink Articles

The number of articles retracted related to nutrition now numbers unlucky 13- and that bad lack shares one name in common: Brian Wansink, Ph.D. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 19 2018 - 2:25pm

Handshake Chain Through History

Years ago I enjoyed the wandering of James Burke in his Connections and Dya the Universe Changed books and documentaries. There seemed to be a chain of people involved with development of the many historical scientific and technological discoveries. This p ...

Article - David LePoire - Nov 27 2018 - 3:41pm

The Titanic Was Found Thanks To The Military Wanting To Get Over On the USSR

The Titanic, the famed cruise liner that sunk to the North Atlantic Ocean floor in 1912, was discovered in 1985. But as was often the case, getting funding to find it was difficult, with every group assuming someone else must want to write a check for what ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Dec 13 2018 - 1:12pm

Will Somebody Please Find Me A One-Handed Scientist??

If I had to pick one consistent complaint from the public about scientists it's that people feel like those who should know the most about a topic are often the least able to give people a straight answer. Instead of providing the answer they know to ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 17 2018 - 2:45pm

Plague and Vampirism in the Middle Ages

In A. D. 1300 in Poland, more precisely in the region of Kashubia, was coined the term "nachzehrer" to define the female vampire, or "chewing the shroud" or "devourer of the night."  The Nachzehrer would be a special kind of ...

Blog Post - Camillo Di Cicco - Oct 8 2019 - 10:02pm

Bloodsucker Myths & Movies: Vampires Throughout The Ages

When I was an undergraduate, I had to read Bram Stoker's Dracula for a class called, "Myths of the World." The novel is composed of first hand accounts, diary entries, letters and newspaper clippings to add validity to the story, so as you&# ...

Article - Jen Palmares Meadows - Oct 9 2019 - 10:07am