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Paracelsus: An Alchemical Genius of the Renaissance

By | 2018-10-13T12:09:43+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, immortalized as “Paracelsus,” was born in 1493. He was the son of a well-known physician who was described as a Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, and it was from him that Paracelsus took his first instruction in medicine. [...]

A Brief History of Astronomy

By | 2018-10-12T02:12:56+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; the phenomena include [...]

10 Strange Facts About Isaac Newton

By | 2018-09-15T18:30:19+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was the greatest scientist that ever lived. More than any other person, Isaac Newton was single-handedly responsible for laying the groundwork in classical mechanics, optics, and even mathematics. Landing man on the moon? Don't look at Einstein - it was all done [...]

Frankenstein and the Birth of Modern Science

By | 2018-09-07T00:20:39+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was just 18, and it is often read as a gothic horror story and a prophetic warning about the dangers of taking science too far. Author Suzanne Burdon, however, argues that the book can teach us a lot about [...]

The Lost Land of Lemuria

By | 2018-08-20T22:10:31+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lemuria is the name of a "lost land" located either in the Indian or the Pacific Ocean, as postulated by a now-discredited 19th-century scientific theory. The idea was then adopted by the occultists of the time and consequently has been incorporated into pop culture. Evolution [...]

16 Philosophical Quotes by Plato on Love and Knowledge

By | 2018-08-19T19:18:33+00:00 August 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science. [...]

15 Stephen Hawking Quotes About Life, God, and the Universe

By | 2018-08-13T17:39:26+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. He was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. Stephen Hawking achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which [...]

The Fascinating Life of Nikola Tesla

By | 2018-08-11T14:53:49+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Nikola Tesla left the world at the age of 86 with more than 300 patents under his belt. Some of them included creations such as wireless power, the radio, X-ray, remote control, electric motor, the rotating magnetic field, neon lamp, and much more, which makes [...]

Frequency of the Human Body

By | 2018-07-19T01:49:31+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every object on this planet, still or alive, has an electrical frequency that can be measured accurately. Electrical frequency is being measured by counting the number of occurrences of a repeating current flow per second. This unit is called Hertz (Hz) and for convenience, it [...]

Age of Enlightenment: The Age of Reason

By | 2018-07-18T00:24:18+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

As a historical epoch, “The Age of Enlightenment” comprises the crucial developments of Western civilization in the 18th century. In France, which is considered the cradle of the Enlightenment, this period included the time from the death of Louis XIV (1715) until the coup d’état [...]