Periodic Table Chemical Concept with Men Touching Some Element by His Finger
Chemistry

Building the Periodic Table

January 9, 2017

The periodic table is the chemist’s playground—an icon of science that’s found on classroom walls around the world. It’s one of the most powerful conceptual tools in all of science, yet it didn’t spring forth all at once. […]

Photograph of Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921
History of Science

Einstein’s Experimental Elevator

December 14, 2016

In 1907, physicist Albert Einstein devised what we now call the “elevator” thought experiment, in which he dreamed up the idea of having an entire physics laboratory inside a falling elevator. The result of Einstein’s experimental elevator experiment was nothing less than the principles underlying the General Theory of Relativity. […]

Ptolemaic-geocentric-model (Image: Unknown/Public domain)
History of Science

The Birth of Modern Science

December 14, 2016

By Steven L. Goldman, PhD, Lehigh University One enduring mystery of modern science is why it developed where and when it did. Had modern science emerged in late Greco-Roman antiquity, […]

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