Category Physics

Physics, Pi, and Poker: The Hawk’s Farewell Flight

A SCIDOLS tribute to Stephen Hawking.

Watt is Making it Hot in Here?

Things are starting to get really steamy.

Taking Center Stage, Again: The Middle East’s Particle Accelerator

Casting a flash of light for a brighter future in the Middle East.

Montaigne on Calculus, Natural Selection, and the History of Science

What a French man of letters has to say about two British men of science and the world we live in.

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 Prank that Led to the Scientific Method

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

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

Stargazing with Edwin Hubble and Nicolas Catpernicus

Cats were and continue to be important for humans to think outside the box, for the inside is always occupied by them.