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Isaac Newton

Greeks Sailing by the Stars

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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 ...

Choose Your Intellectual Role Model

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Nick Kolakowski

For aspiring intellectuals, a role model proves all the pondering and toil can (against all odds) end in recognition, validation, and triumph.

The Large, the Small, and How to Connect Them

Mario Livio | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

In order to unify the theory of the large -- general relativity -- with the theory of the small -- quantum mechanics -- physicists had to examine the properties of spacetime on the tiniest scales. And here is where the problem arose.

16-Year-Old 'Genius' Didn't Actually Solve 350-Year-Old Riddle Posed By Newton

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

It was widely reported by the media last month that 16-year-old Shouryya Ray had solved a problem first posed by Sir Isaac Newton over 350 years ago t...

'Genius' Teen Cracks Isaac Newton Puzzle That Stumped Mathematicians For 350 Years

Posted 07.20.2012 | Education

Shouryya Ray, a 16-year-old German student, has cracked a puzzle that has stumped mathematicians since Sir Isaac Newton first posed the problem more t...

Cara Santa Maria

A Real-Life Doctor Frankenstein?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science

2012-05-16-Screenshot20120516at3.52.36PM.pngGiovanni Aldini may not be a household name, but his contributions to science cannot be ignored. Neither can his macabre demonstrations of the power of electricity on the human body.

Isaac Newton Confessed 48 Sins: You Won't Believe #13

Posted 01.07.2012 | Science

Isaac Newton discovered the laws of gravity, revolutionized optics and co-invented calculus, but as a teenager he saw himself as a sinner. Brain Pi...

PHOTOS: 10 Of The Most Fascinating Thought Experiments

Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Thought experiments are meant to illustrate a scientific or philosophical point without having to do the dirty work of an actual experiment. You m...

Renowned Scientist's Work Gets A New Home

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology

LONDON -- The University of Cambridge says it is posting almost all of Isaac Newton manuscripts to the Internet. The university said Monday it is lau...

Physics, Porn, and Personal Responsibility: Isaac Newton's Laws Applied

Bethany St. James | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Bethany St. James

Every action has a consequence. If we go against the actual laws of physics, why are we surprised when the result is less than satisfactory?

Should Obama Show His School Transcripts?

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Bernard Starr

Once again Trump is demanding proof -- this time he wants to inspect Obama's school transcripts. Should we be concerned? I think not.