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Sir Isaac Newton

Happy Birthday, Isaac Newton!
January 4, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Had he lived to see it, Sir Isaac would be 367 years old today – and probably pretty amazed at the scientific leaps and bounds we’ve seen since the 1687 publication of his Principia – widely regarded as one of the most influential books in the history of science. Though he’s known to schoolchildren to […]

Darwin2009: An “Aha!” moment worth celebrating
January 14, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Archimedes: the original “Aha!” moment.  photo credit: kimberlyfaye (away) Behind many momentous scientific discoveries there seems to have been what we call an “aha moment.” Consider Sir Isaac Newton and the apple which is said to have hit him, causing Newton to hit on the notion of gravity. Consider Archimedes in his bathtub and his “Eureka” […]



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