Science History

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

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

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

Astrological Bloodletting- Medieval Physicians Used Star Alignments For Phlebotomy Insight

Medieval doctors had to acquire a range of skills including an ability to read Latin texts, a working knowledge of the bodily “humours” and an understanding of the rudiments of blood circulation. Their diagnostic techniques were largely limited to examini ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 10 2019 - 6:30am

For Roman Emperors, Surviving The First Year Was Hardest

As a new Roman emperor, your risk of death was high, but it declined as time went on, according to a new analysis. And over 70 rulers, the progression was predictable.  Historical records show that of 69 rulers of the unified Roman Empire, 43 (62 percent) ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 30 2019 - 11:55am

The Pharaoh, The Suburb, And Mathematics.

Not long ago, I was watching a documentary The Pharaoh in the Suburb on Channel 5 (UK terrestrial television) which told us that The discovery of a gigantic statue in a suburb of Cairo shed light on an almost forgotten period of Egyptian history, and the a ...

Article - Robert H Olley - Jan 5 2020 - 10:39pm