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Isaac Newton

Make Free Play A Priority In Your Child's Life

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.12.2017 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Today’s kids are immersed in a laundry list of activities and classes even before they reach school-age. As a parent, you want to give your child th...

Is Newton's Principia Still Relevant?

Quora | Posted 10.04.2016 | Science

Is Isaac Newton's Principia out of date now? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by p...

Blake Within Blake Within Blake Without End

Harold Lloyd | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home
Harold Lloyd

As I have written before, the great William Blake magnificently employed signs beyond mere words in his poetry. His powerful illustrations of verse a...

Divorce Gives You the Opportunity to Redefine Love

Clara G. Herrera | Posted 04.04.2017 | Divorce
Clara G. Herrera

Why does our preconception with romantic love have to dictate our very being? Humans make the words. We can also redefine the words.

Ripples in the Cosmic Pond

Dave Pruett | Posted 02.16.2017 | Science
Dave Pruett

I am now exclusively occupied with the problem of gravitation, and hope, with the help of a local mathematician friend, to overcome all the difficulti...

Splitting the Apple

Nelson Saiers | Posted 12.10.2016 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

As an artist with years of mathematical training, I am continuously looking for inspiration and find much in Cézanne's and Einstein's work.

More Physics of Marketing: Keeping the Forces in Balance

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

When you put the mix of building blocks (and the building blocks themselves) in balance, you are more likely to create a win-win rather than a lose-lose strategy. To win more often, it would behoove marketers to think about applying Newton's 3rd law in their marketing strategies.

Newton, Nutrition, and the Tweets of Doom

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For all his contributions to science, controversial and otherwise, in modern context Sir Isaac Newton is most indelibly associated with one rather suc...

Sir Isaac Newton and the Inadvertent Feminist

Eugene Ramos | Posted 01.18.2015 | Science
Eugene Ramos

When I wrote Newton's Laws of Emotion, I didn't set out to create Sophia, Sir Isaac Newton's romantic interest in the film, as a role model for girls. But now that I have, I dearly hope that one day if this movie ever makes it to the big screen, a young girl will point at Sophia and say, "I want to be like her."

On William Blake's 'Newton'

Mario Livio | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

Scientists are not blind to the beauty of the world. When I see an image such as the one taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that was dubbed "The Rose," I believe that I am as capable to appreciate its exquisitely complex elegance as any artist.

Greeks Sailing by the Stars

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The sun (Helios) was the divine king of the sky for the Greeks. According to the "Homeric Hymn" of Helios: The sun shines his light on both men and im...

What Does A Minute Feel Like?

The New Yorker | Carolyn Kormann | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

The other day, I was a lab rat in a performance-art piece on the High Line. The artist, an Argentinian named David Lamelas, arranged forty-odd people...

Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.21.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My...

Melt Summer Learning Loss With Chocolate

Tim Chartier | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Tim Chartier

Want to work with fractions? Motivate Calculus? Or simply eat some chocolate? Buy some chocolate chips --- or raisins for a fruitier experience. And, take a math bite out of summer learning loss as a family.

Chilly Atoms Help Physicists Pin Down Value Of 'Big G'

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science

Physicists have used the quantum nature of matter to obtain a highly precise value for the universal gravitational constant, the 'big G' that appears ...

On the Shoulders of a Giant

Mario Livio | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

Today, 327 years after the publication of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia, we still have not found a theory that would unify gravity with all the other forces of nature. The arduous quest that Newton initiated continues!

The Trippy Briliance of Slow-Mo Neil deGrasse Tyson

Posted 03.18.2014 | Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson is even awesome in slow motion -- especially when he chuckles and names the colors, as in this clip going viral on YouTube. If...

I'm With Stupid: Life, the Universe, Tupac and Everything

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

So I'm not sure about you, but I don't think this idea of the universe as a hologram -- since I don't believe it -- is going to have much effect on my day-to-day life.

10 Scientists Who Risked Their Lives For Their Research

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Science

What risks would you take in the name of science? Would you keep late hours in the lab, and risk alienating your loved ones? Would you work with toxic...

Famous Physicist Was WAY Weirder Than You Ever Knew

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.01.2013 | Science

Isaac Newton today is venerated as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived -- the father of classical mechanics and co-creator of calculus. But ...

A Jeffersonian Approach to Innovation: Blending Science, the Arts, and Cultural Understanding in the Information Age

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

The sheer range and depth of Jefferson's intellectual pursuits also distinguish him as one of America's most accomplished innovators. How did Jefferson innovate, and what can today's leaders do to apply his brand of ingenuity in the Information Age?

Physicists Make Breakthrough On Centuries-Old Problem

| Posted 03.11.2013 | Science

By Jon Cartwright It's the sort of abstract puzzle that keeps a scientist awake at night: Can you predict how three objects will orbit each other i...

Newtonian Principles of the Heart

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

"Pain: give yourself a name! Call yourself contrition, avarice, or blame." (Switchfoot, "Daisy," Nothing Is Sound) Or, call yourself Love. Interestin...

Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of Accessible Science

Mario Livio | Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts
Mario Livio

The paintings of Joseph Wright, called the "painter of light" by one of his biographers, provide a breathtaking chronicle of early scientific "outreach" activities.

PHOTOS: This Week In Science History

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

It'll be a busy week in science history. This week sees the 75th anniversary of one of the most talked-about aviation mysteries ever--and that's just ...