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Science History Book

7 Epic Moments In Science History

Andrew Robinson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Andrew Robinson

Newton, when asked how he had discovered the law of gravity, replied pithily: "By thinking on it continually." All of the great scientists in my book would, one senses, have said amen to that.

The 7 Cleverest Science Experiments In History

Michael Brooks | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Michael Brooks

Sometimes doing something stupid or undignified is the only way to make the discovery or breakthrough you have been reaching towards. Sure, you might break a taboo or two, and you'll almost certainly break the rules, but since when did playing safe win anyone a Nobel Prize?

PHOTOS: 13 Awesome Moments In Science History

Jon Agar | Posted 05.28.2012 | Books
Jon Agar

Science has been at the heart of twentieth-century history -- from Einstein's new physics to the Manhattan Project, from eugenics to the Human Genome Project, or from the wonders of penicillin to the promises of biotechnology.