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New Research Disproves Pythagoras’ Music Theory

New research has shown that the tone and tuning of musical instruments has the power to manipulate people's appreciation of harmony, challenging centuries of Western music theory and disproving ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras' musical theories in at least two...

Nine Mathematical Equations that Changed the World

Mathematical equations have been the tool of man explaining the world around him and the key to advance knowledge about the Universe

Mathematics in Ancient Greece and Its Influence on Modern Science

Advances in mathematics that can be attributed to ancient Greeks are many and have profoundly shaped the scientific world as we know it today. Let's take a look at ancient Greece, a place where the idea of zero was yet...

Greek Philosopher Pythagoras and His Famous Theorem

The influence of Pythagoras in mathematics and philosophy remains strong today along with the mysteries surrounding the great Greek philosopher

Mysterious Geometry ‘Connects’ Ancient Greek Temples

Sacred geometry is a concept developed in ancient times grounded on the idea that the world is created based on a consistent geometrical pattern

The Swastika Symbol in Ancient Greek and Etruscan Cultures

Today, the swastika symbol comes attached to the imagery of Nazi Germany and the holocaust, but the origins of this four-armed symbol predate the Third Reich by at least 8,000 years. It was even used by the ancient Greeks...

The Alarm Clock Invented by Ancient Greek Philosopher Plato

The great Greek philosopher Plato was the first to realize the need for an awakening device and invented what was the first alarm clock in history. Plato (ca. 428-ca. 348 BC) had good reason to make such an invention, as...

What Ancient Greece Thinkers Believed About Extraterrestrial Life

There were schools of thought in Ancient Greece that speculated about extraterrestrial life, in trying to answer questions about the universe

How Ancient Greeks Realized the Earth Is Round

Theories depicting the shape of the earth swirled in embryonic form in the minds of Ancient Greek thinkers. By Matthew Norman Many pre-Socratic Greek philosophers were wrong about the form of our planet. Thales – founder of the Milesian School of...

What Was the School of Pythagoras in Ancient Greece?

Some of the most influential and noteworthy philosophers and scientists in history were from Ancient Greece. Pythagoras is one of the most famous and definitive of such examples. His discoveries regarding several mathematical principles are still profoundly useful to...