Category Biography

The Wisdom of Words with William Whewell

What are names and why are they important?

Charles Darwin and the Unread Letter

A Valentine’s special for Charles Darwin’s birthday.

Watt is Making it Hot in Here?

Things are starting to get really steamy.

Fear of the Dark: Casting Light on the Dark Ages

The story of Pierre Duhem: the man who lit up the dark ages.

The Janitor Who Cleaned Up an Ice Age Mess

The Ice Age theory of climate change had been melting for some time, so this janitor mopped it all up with a new theory.

The Seis of China

China is a big country with big problems. One Chinese scholar decided to help with a very small but important solution.

The Prank that Led to the Scientific Method

The top 1 prank that went too far. It revolutionized optics and the practice of science.

Medicine Ball

When America abandoned its lepers, a young black woman came in like a wrecking Ball to the rescue.

Time to Rock

The Word of the Lord reveals the Earth to be 6000 years old. Lord Kelvin said it’s a couple of millions old. Inspector Holmes finds out.

How Halley Saved The Principia from Swimming with the Fishes

Newton’s Principia almost never got published, all thanks to a book on fishes