An incredible group of women working in poor conditions for incredible hours and minimal wages made some of the most influential discoveries in astronomy by cataloguing stars from hundreds of thousands of fragile glass photographic plates. … More Book Review: The Glass Universe
What do you use to get somewhere you’ve never been before? Simple. A map.
But it’s not so easy to map something 384,440 km away. … More A map of the Moon
Do you know much about the periodic table, or is it just a distant memory from high school? If you’re interested in learning a bit more about this iconic image of science, read on! … More A basic introduction to the periodic table
Riemann’s work, first introduced on June 10th, 1854, provided the mathematical foundation of Einstein’s relativity. Without him, would we have the same level of understanding of spacetime and gravity today? … More Curved space?
What is a gene? Well … it’s complicated. There’s DNA and base pairs and proteins and some changes in what scientists actually think about it. … More Crash Course in Genetics: What is a gene?
Last week, on November 10th, it was World Science Day for Peace and Development. This event was established in 2001 and aims to promote the role of science in society and how it relates to peace and development.
And what would be a better example than that of Linus Pauling, an incredible chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry and a Nobel Peace Prize? … More Linus Pauling- World Science Day for Peace and Development
Welcome to the month of June, the sixth month of the year … but we won’t actually be exactly halfway through the year until midnight July 2nd! Anyway, we’re on to see another compilation of the great works, births, death and achievements of many scientists and ‘normal’ people who dabbled in invention, including believe-it-or-not, an 11 year-old! … More June Science