Science History

Edwin Hubble: Astronomer And... Champion Basketball Player?

Most people know Edwin Hubble as a famed astronomer, the namesake of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope (HST).  Most probably don't know he also starred as a forward on the University of Chicago Maroons' Big Ten-champion basketball teams in the ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 27 2011 - 5:54pm

Mothers Rock!

Mothers Rock! The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Blessings on the hand of women! Angels guard its strength and grace, In the palace, cottage, hovel, Oh, no matter where the place; Would that never storms assailed it, Rainbows ever gently curled; For the hand ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - May 6 2009 - 3:19pm

The Origins Of The Reductionist Program

The Origins of the Reductionist Program "How can the events in space and time which take place within the spatialboundary of a living organism be accounted for by physics and chemistry?" Erwin Schrodinger- What is Life- 1944 ...

Article - John Dennehy - May 13 2009 - 5:19pm

Tucson’s Airplane Graveyard: A Different Kind Of War Memorial

This Memorial Day weekend, it is tradition to visit the graves of our fallen military soldiers – to remember, appreciate, and honor the lives given in service to our nation’s security and freedom. It is humbling to visit a national cemetery and see the tho ...

Article - Kimberly Crandell - May 27 2009 - 7:00am

Random Noise #16: Dangerous Knowledge

Random Noise #16: Dangerous Knowledge... holding the paper with one hand, and jumping up and down as she works the pumping-handle with the other, she pushes dynamite down the tube till the paper cylinder is filled to a depth of about three inches.... To s ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 16 2009 - 5:02am

The Stagnation Of Cooperation Theory

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Article - Steve Davis - Jul 8 2009 - 3:21am

Reminiscing The Past: Atoms-What You See Is Not All You Get

There are things or entities in or on an object that could be present and be proven to exist by experiments and yet one can not see because they are too small to be seen by our naked eyes or some cannot be seen at all. Examples are viruses, bacteria, molec ...

Blog Post - Camilo Tabinas y ... - Dec 31 2016 - 10:08pm

The Voynich Manuscript: Not So Mysterious?

The Voynich Manuscript part 4: Not So Mysterious? The Voynich manuscript was written in an as yet unreadable script.  It is named after Wilfrid Voynich, who acquired it as a dealer in 1912 from the library of Villa Mondragone, a Jesuit college in Frascati ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 2 2012 - 6:48pm

The Voynich Manuscript Part 5: The Baghdad Connection

The Voynich Manuscript part 5: The Baghdad Connection ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Jul 23 2011 - 3:41pm

The Voynich Manuscript Part 6: The Other Babylon

The Voynich Manuscript part 6: The Other Babylon When I first saw images from the Voynich manuscript, I was interested in the unusual script.  As a linguist, my first thoughts were about the possible underlying language.  As I have repeatedly stated since ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Jan 9 2010 - 4:25pm