- Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179)
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was a remarkable woman. At a time when few women wrote, Hildegard, known as "Sybil of the Rhine", produced major works of theology, medicine and visionary writings. Hildegard composed music and spoke of Christ as ...
Article - Camillo Di Cicco - Mar 6 2010 - 12:35pm
- The Evolution Of Evolution
Show Me The Science Month Day 19 Merriam-Webster's dictionary says the word 'evolution' originated in 1622 and derives from the Latin evolutio, "unrolling, from", as in a parchment, and this is actually the perfect way to think of ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 22 2009 - 12:56pm
- Darwin Versus Mendel- Why Darwin Couldn't Discover Genetics
Mendel solved the logic of inheritance in his monastery garden with no more technology than Darwin had in his garden at Down House, so why couldn't Darwin have done it too? A Journal of Biology article argues that Darwin's background, influences ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2009 - 11:12am
- Pride And Piltdown
Tomorrow is Sunday, and as I prepare to mount my plastic pulpit I will take as my text the introduction to Chapter 5 (Complex Numbers) of A Survey of Modern Algebra by Birkhoff&Mac Lane. This is a classic and accessible work, first published in 1941, ...
Article - Robert H Olley - Mar 2 2009 - 10:56am
- Russian Forensic Mystery Solved- Czar Nicholas II, Anastasia And The Bolsheviks
Czar Nicholas II, eldest son of Tsar Alexander III, succeeded hs father in 1894 and, while he wasn't the most incompetent leader in the history of Russia, much less all of Europe, he was without question a disaster, losing a war to Japan and ordering ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2009 - 10:59am
- Sparks ahoy!
Recently, walking through the grounds of HASYLAB at the German Synchrotron DESY (we are NOT a Daisy!) I was reminded of my favourite book on radio, namely The Science of Radio, by Paul J. ...
Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Mar 28 2009 - 3:40pm
- Take A Look At Charles Darwin's Student Days
Yes, Charles Darwin did important things for science, but what we really want to know is how he squandered his money as a student. Did he drink and smoke a lot? Yeah, actually, which makes him all the more likable. 200 years after the great natural ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 2 2009 - 4:52pm
- Seki- Japan's Legendary Age Of Shogun Had A Legendary Mathematician Too
You'll be forgiven if you didn't know Seki Takakazu's work on matrices came out years before Gottfried Leibniz; Japan wanted it that way. But out-Bernoulli'ing Bernoulli? He needs to get some respect for that and I am here to help. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 6 2009 - 5:11pm
- The Medieval Standard Model
Laurence Arnold has said: ...
Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Apr 14 2009 - 12:05pm
- Science Citation Classics: Sanger Sequencing
Sanger F, Nicklen S, Coulson AR. 1977. DNA sequencing with chain-terminating inhibitors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U S A 74: 5463-7. This paper describes the most important (IMHO) technical breakthrough in the biological sciences: ...
Article - John Dennehy - Apr 16 2009 - 9:51pm