Category Archives: History of science

  • The Making of an Era

    Guy Fawkes Day is a holiday in England and some of the commonwealths that celebrate a failed assassination of King James I. The attempt was both a religious protest as well as a political one. The conspirators plotted to blow up King James on the opening of Parliament, November 5 1605. Tensions were high. Queen … Continue reading The Making of an Era

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  • murder, crime

    A 430,000-year-old Skull May Belong to the World’s Oldest Murder Victim

    Murder is an unfortunate crime that we see daily on the nightly news, and people have been committing this act for centuries. However, new evidence shows that we might have been killing others as far back as 430,000 years ago. A fossilized skull discovered within a Spanish cave has scientists believing that homicide was a real … Continue reading A 430,000-year-old Skull May Belong to the World’s Oldest Murder Victim

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  • frog, animals

    Here are 5 Newly Discovered Creatures You Need to See to Believe

    Although we’ve been on this planet for quite some time, there are still new creatures being discovered on a regular basis. In fact, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry has recently composed a list of about 18,000 newly discovered species discovered over the past year. In honor of their discoveries, the researchers typically release a “Top 10” list … Continue reading Here are 5 Newly Discovered Creatures You Need to See to Believe

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  • Happy Birthday: The Hubble Space Telescope Turns 25

    This month, the Hubble Space Telescope officially turns 25. To be more exact, it’ll celebrate its birthday on April 24. There’s no telling if a cake from NASA will be coming, but one thing is for certain — the Hubble has seen a lot over its years in the vast, dark world of space. Hubble began its … Continue reading Happy Birthday: The Hubble Space Telescope Turns 25

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  • The Fluke Nuke: History of The Microwave Oven

    In just 60 years, the microwave oven morphed from a $5,000 refrigerator-sized model used mostly in restaurants to a countertop-sized model so affordable it’s found in about 90% of kitchens nationwide. It’s not just the price tag that’s improved as microwaveable foods once known for high sodium and low nutritional value now include healthier options … Continue reading The Fluke Nuke: History of The Microwave Oven

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  • On basic science

    Remember the days when you were young and you’d endlessly annoy your parents with the innocent questions? Why is the sky blue? Why do we sneeze? Where to bees go? Who? What? Why? Where? When? How? These questions, while they may seem simple, can be quite complex. You never know what you’ll find, what lessons … Continue reading On basic science

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