History of science
Antikythera Mechanism Designed by Archimedes, Say Experts
The Antikythera Mechanism, humanity's first computer, which was found by sponge divers in 1901, was designed by the great mathematician Archimedes, says a team of British and Greek researchers. A team of researchers at University College London (UCL) believes that...
Do the Northern Lights Make Sounds People Can Hear?
Depending on who you ask, the northern lights (aurora borealis) may, very occasionally, sound like "rustling silk." By Fiona Amery It’s a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: do the fantastic green and crimson light displays of the aurora borealis...
The Milesian School: Ancient Greece’s Pioneers of Philosophy
The Milesian School, a branch of pre-Socratic philosophy based in the Asia Minor town of Miletus in the sixth century BC, produced three thinkers who together formed the basis of the later Western scientific method. It is generally considered to...