Human eye (Image: By rangizzz/Shutterstock)
Biology

How Do Your Eyes Work?

December 15, 2016

by Professor Anthony A. Goodman M.D., Montana State University The human eye is a spectacularly complex organ that is fascinating to behold. Take a closer look […]

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. […]

Dark matter in the center of galaxy cluster Abell 520
Astronomy

Dark Matter: MACHOs or WIMPs?

December 14, 2016

By Sean Carroll, PhD, California Institute of Technology In the hunt for dark matter, several candidates could make up this mysterious substance. One of the more […]

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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