Articles (Scientists)

Hypatia: The Bride and Martyr of Science
(Women and Science)

Human history has witnessed tragedies and horrors that the people of science have endured confronting extremism and intolerance.


The Planet with Diamond Rain
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Have you ever imagined that the sky can rain something other than water? To rain diamonds for example? 

Marie Curie; Up Close and Personal
(Women and Science)

Marie Skłodowska, known today as Madame Curie, was born in Warsaw, Poland, on 7 November 1867. 

Inventions that Make Our Day (2)
(Inventions and Inventors)

From the moment you wake up till you go to bed at night; do you ever stop to think about all the inventions you used during the day, and will continue to use every day? (Razors, Coffee, and the Zipper)

Inventions that Make Our Day (1)
(Inventions and Inventors)

From the moment you wake up till you go to bed at night; do you ever stop to think about all the inventions you used during the day, and will continue to use every day?

The Inkblot Test
(Science and Art)

Have you ever come across an entertaining personality quiz entitled the “Inkblot Test” while skimming through the Internet? If you have not come across this test yet, let me tell you about it.


The Elusive Genius: Mr. Satoshi Nakamoto
(Invisible People of Science)

For years, the genius mathematician responsible for the creation of Bitcoin—the first ever digital cryptocurrency—remained unknown. 


Animal Testing Nightmare
(Environment and Us)

Can animal testing turn into a nightmare?

Spread the Word!
(Inventions and Inventors)

Throughout history, people have invented many machines that forever changed the world; the Gutenberg Printing Press is one of these revolutionary machines.


The Alphabet of Chemistry
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

Every material in the world is composed of different combinations of about 100 elements that cannot be broken down into simpler substances through ordinary chemistry.

Animal Testing
(Environment and Us)

Laboratory animals are most commonly used in biomedical research, education, and product safety testing. 

Extraterrestrial Farming
(Food and Agriculture)

With ongoing man-made and natural calamities hitting Earth, scientists are working on several projects that aim to find other planets suitable for life. 

Q&A: The Founder of Quantum Theory
(Brilliant Young Minds)

A brilliant ninth-grade student once visited my office, to ask some questions that intrigued him while reading Carl Sagan’s Romance of Science


Stephen Hawking: A Legacy of Hope
(Education)

A disease as grave as ALS could have broken any spirit; however, some people’s strength and determination are stronger than any disease; Stephen Hawking is one of those towering figures.

Pascal: A Literary Scientist
(Brilliant Young Minds)

We have to pause in deep thought and awe when it comes to an exceptional genius who successfully combined science, literature, and religious thinking.

Things We Have Been Taught in School that are Not True (Part Two)
(Education)

In this day and age, any post, link, or photo we see we have to play Sherlock Holmes with, because a lot of the stuff out there is fake. 

The Periodic Table through a Magnifying Glass
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

It took scientists 2200 years, from Greece in 400 BCE to Europe in 1800, to grasp what elements really are, because most are too changeable.


Black, Brown, Red, or Yellow!
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

Hair coloring is very popular today, with over 75% of women coloring their hair and a growing percentage of men following suit. How does hair color work?

Lise Meitner and the Nobel Prize Controversy
(Women and Science)

The splitting of atoms—nuclear fission—was a discovery that changed our world. Few, however, know that a woman physicist participated in the discovery of the real power of nuclear energy.

Generating Electricity from the Human Body
(Power)

With the technological advances of this age, you can expect what we once thought of as science fiction to be reflected in real life.


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