Articles Of The Week

A. R. Wallace Is Evolution’s Last Man Standing

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American zoologist T. D. A. Cockerell, writing for The Dial on April 16, 1911, reviewed Alfred Russel Wallace’s then-recently released The World of Life. He wrote cautiously but approvingly.

About Omar Khayyam

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Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Oma...

Is My Child a Prodigy?

While there is no doubt in every parent's heart that his/her child is a brilliant prodigy, a wonder kid, there is actually a myriad realm of psychological research which outlines the specific paramete...

Is Six Year Old Child Prodigy, Ainan Celeste Cawley, The World's Youngest Science Teacher?

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The one-hour chemistry talk entitled: "Acids And Alkalis In Everyday Life." was the brain-child of the young scientific child prodigy. Ainan Celeste Cawley, in making his first public lecture, was ful...

Adam Smith’s Moral and Political Philosophy

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Adam Smith developed a comprehensive and unusual version of moral sentimentalism in his Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759, TMS). He did not expressly lay out a political philosophy in similar detail, b...

A New Look at Aesop

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On May 11, 2010, Leslie Kurke delivered a Faculty Research Lecture entitled “Aesop, Popular Culture, and the Invention of Greek Prose,” focusing on Aesop as a means of accessing “popular culture...

About Omar Khayyam

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Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Oma...

A Number Theorist Who Bridges Math and Time

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At the playground on the leafy campus of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, one afternoon in May, the mathematician Akshay Venkatesh alternated between pushing his 4-year-old d...

7+ Things You Might Not Know about Mathematician Terence Tao

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Terence Tao might just be one of the greatest mathematicians of our time.His work has garnered him many awards and recognition amongst his peers and math maniacs around the world.We briefly explore th...

Has one of math’s greatest mysteries, the Riemann hypothesis, finally been solved?

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Over the past few days, the mathematics world has been abuzz over the news that Sir Michael Atiyah, the famous Fields Medalist and Abel Prize winner, claims to have solved the Riemann hypothesis.If hi...

October 13th: Ada Lovelace Day

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 Ada Lovelace Day, an event which aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. In common with so many event-oriented celebrations, it isn't happening "as per ...

Mathematician Akshay Venkatesh: Jack of all fields, master of one

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Mathematics is a young person’s game. There is speculation that the brain’s neural pathways become less plastic over time, limiting the insights of older people. Whatever the reason, the most path...

A. R. Wallace Is Evolution’s Last Man Standing

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American zoologist T. D. A. Cockerell, writing for The Dial on April 16, 1911, reviewed Alfred Russel Wallace’s then-recently released The World of Life. He wrote cautiously but approvingly.

An Indonesian adventure in the wake of Alfred Russel Wallace

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150 years after the naturalist published The Malay Archipelago, Mike Carter joins a voyage to find the exotic species that inspired him

Over A Century Later, Mystery of Alfred Wallace's Butterfly is Solved

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An over a century-long mystery has been surrounding the Taiwanese butterfly fauna ever since the "father of zoogeography." Alfred Russel Wallace, in collaboration with Frederic Moore, authored a landm

Alfred Russel Wallace and the Antivaccination Movement in Victorian England

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Alfred Russel Wallace, eminent naturalist and codiscoverer of the principle of natural selection, was a major participant in the antivaccination campaigns in late 19th-century England. Wallace combine

A preview of the cell

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The cell is the basic unit of biology. Every organism either consists of cells or is itself a single cell.A revolution in biology has brought with it tremendous advances in our understanding of how ce...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

100 years old and making a comeback – Freud’s theories of the unconscious

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The unconscious has had a bumpy ride since Sigmund Freud first described the extent of his discoveries in a seminal paper published 100 years ago this month. Sceptics sneer at its mention, assuming it...

Cognitive celebrity

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Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?Before he died, Albert Einstein requested that his whole body be cremated as soon as p...

What Does Genius Mean?

What Does Genius Mean?According to Cambridge dictionary a Genius is someone who possesses a very great and rare natural ability or skill, ...

Freud's Dream Interpretation: A Different Perspective Based on the Self-Organization Theory of Dreaming

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The self-organization theory of dreaming proposes that the sleeping brain is a self-organizing system that can combine discontinuous and incongruous neuronal signals (i.e., different elements of dream...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

Why Freud Survives

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Sigmund Freud almost didn’t make it out of Vienna in 1938. He left on June 4th, on the Orient Express, three months after the German Army entered the city. Even though the persecution of Viennese Je...

About Omar Khayyam

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Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Oma...

Why Carl Sagan is Truly Irreplaceable

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We live in Carl Sagan’s universe–awesomely vast, deeply humbling. It’s a universe that, as Sagan reminded us again and again, isn’t about us. We’re a granular element. Our presence may even ...

Omar Khayyam: A Persian astronomer, poet and scientist

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Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer, writer, poet and mathematician renowned in Iran for his scientific achievements.English-speaking readers know of his extraordinary work through the translation o...

This Muslim Astronomer Calculated the Length of the Solar Year Long Before the Use of Telescopes!

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Al-Battani, known by his Latinized name Albategnius or sometimes referred as Albatenius or Albategni, was an Arab astronomer and mathematician born in 858 C.E. in Harran, a state of Battan in modern-d...

Twenty Years after His Death, Carl Sagan Is Still Right

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Sagan—astronomer, creator of the “golden record” messages to any aliens who might find the Voyager space probes, creator and host of Cosmos, novelist, arguably one of the best-known scientists o...

The impact of Al-Battani on European Astronomy

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Astronomical observation in Islamic times reached beyond what much of scholarship gives it credit for. Many aspects of it were pioneering as can be observed from few extracts on the life and works of ...

Abdusattorov becomes second youngest GM in the history of chess beating Negi's record

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Nodirbek Abdusattorov has GM norms from last year's Chigorin Memorial and from Abu Dhabi 2017. And now he's added a third in the Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg this weekend. Combined with a ratin...

Daniil Dubov on Carlsen, Kasparov & much more

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24-year-old Russian Grandmaster Daniil Dubov has been on fire since chess moved online. He beat Sergey Karjakin, Ding Liren and Hikaru Nakamura in knockout matches to win the Lindores Abbey Rapid Chal...

Ramesh Praggnanandhaa and Nodirbek Abdusattorov race to break world record

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Replete with tradition, the Hastings congress was held for the 92nd time this week. It has been staged every year bar war years since 1920, at a historic venue where 10 world champions have played. Th...

Daniil Dubov: From Russia with Ideas

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24-year-old Daniil Dubov is a player whose impact on chess is greater than his career results so far. Magnus Carlsen brought the Russian onto his World Championship team and credits him for many of hi...

Nine-year-old rips through GMs!

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When a 2600 GM loses a game to a player 550 points lower on the rating scale, this will cause us to take note. But if the winner is just nine years old, then surprise turns to stunned shock – especi...

Daniel King’s Power Play Show: A strategic masterpiece by Daniil Dubov

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In this Power Play Show, GM Daniel King takes a look at Daniil Dubov's play at the Russian Championship in December. Dubov is known for his creative tactical style but he is also able to play strategi...
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Joachim Murat. Hero who became a traitor

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In a previous article, dubbed "Two" Gasconades "of Joachim Murat", we talked a little about this Napoleonic marshal and his exploits during the 1805 military campaign. The fearless warrior, the “gen...
War

The Crusade of Frederick II

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The Crusade of Frederick II

Akrit Jaswal became the world's youngest surgeon at 7 and has a 146 IQ

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Akrit Jaswal was walking and talking by the time he was 10 months old. He started reading and writing by the age of two. He was reading Shakespeare, in English by the time he was five. Akrit has an I....

7 YEAR OLD SURGEON IS IN PURSUIT TO ACHIEVE A GOAL THAT WILL CURE THE TWO DEADLIEST DISEASES

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A seven-year-old is capable of many things like doing chores around the house or the basics like learning to read. They let their imagination run wild and spend their days pretending the swing set is ...

Indian prodigies we should be proud of!

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Budhia Singh is world's youngest marathon runner.Born in poverty-stricken family in Orissa, Budhia was sold off to a peddler by his mother for Rs 800.He was rescued by Biranchi Das, a Judo coach, who ...

12-year-old prodigy Alma Deutscher on homeschooling and Mozart

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Click below to keep reading.Image by Alex Nightingale Smith...

Is teenage pianist Ariel Lanyi a ‘superhuman genius’?

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The Israeli musician tells Michael White about why he’s not interested in music as an ‘enterprise’.The Mill Hill Music Club has hosted plenty of distinguished players in its time, but not too ma...

The unheard violinist

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Composers of any era can be immortalized through their scores, but posterity is not as kind to performers who lived before the advent of recordings. The Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim was arguably...

Opera Meets Film: How a Bellini Aria Foreshadows Tragedy in Luchino Visconti’s ‘La Terra Trema’

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“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a film section or a film in its entirety and highlight the impact that utilizi

Ripping off Rachmaninoff is one place to start writing a song

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I have a confession to make. It’s hardly a unique problem, I know, but there are times when I sit down at my desk to write this column, and nothing comes out.The clock ticks toward my looming deadli...

Great Performers: Martha Argerich

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I’ve been fortunate to hear Martha Argerich live in concert in London twice in recent years, first in Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto and then in Schumann’s Piano Concerto. On both occasions I ...

Is Six Year Old Child Prodigy, Ainan Celeste Cawley, The World's Youngest Science Teacher?

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The one-hour chemistry talk entitled: "Acids And Alkalis In Everyday Life." was the brain-child of the young scientific child prodigy. Ainan Celeste Cawley, in making his first public lecture, was ful...

My child is a prodigy

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Anthony Yip took two O-level mathematics papers last year as a private candidate and scored A* in both. He was then nine and a Primary 4 pupil at Henry Park Primary School.He says he finished the two-...

Thank These Master Alchemists for the Magic of Alcohol

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THE HISTORY OF ALCOHOL GOES way back. Booze made with foraged honey predated agriculture, and breweries and wineries have been with us since 4000 B.C.But all these ancient-yet-familiar beverages are f...

GIFTED CHILDREN: Young achievers, high expectations

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WUNDERKIND, a word which means young genius, is derived from the German words “wunder” (wonder) and “kind” (child).When we come across a young child who is as competent as an adult in one or m...

Jabir Ibn Hayyan is the Father of Modern Chemistry – And Here’s What He Taught the World

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Chemistry is a natural science which studies the structure of matter, chemical changes occurring under certain circumstances and the regularities that can be drawn from that.Muslim scientists have dee...

Lone Tree girl named America’s Top Young Scientist after inventing lead-detecting sensor to help residents of Flint, Mich.

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America’s Top Young Scientist, Gitanjali Rao, 12, was ecstatic when her mother walked into their Lone Tree home holding a present that would alarm most people.“There’s a place around here that s...

Top 11 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla in or around 1890, when the inventor was in his mid-30s. | Photo is in the public domain. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.11. Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in the Austrian Em...

Learning over everything else

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Ever upload a selfie to Facebook? Email your latest PowerPoint presentation to your boss? If so, chances are that the information was large and cumbersome and that your computer compressed this inform...

Let There Be Light: An Exploration of the Life of Nikola Tesla

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A great deal is known about Nikola Tesla’s origins—namely, his country and people, to which and of whom he attributed so great a deal. The inventor recognized that he came from an extremely confli...

IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to Data Compression Pioneer Jacob Ziv

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IEEE Life Fellow Jacob Ziv will receive this year’s IEEE Medal of Honor “for fundamental contributions to information theory and data compression technology, and for distinguished research leaders...

Meet Israel’s father of data compression

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The most recent accolade garnered by the 78-year-old Israeli innovator of data compression was the Information and Communication Technologies Award of the BBVA Foundation – with a cash prize of 400,...

The Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla and his Tower

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By the end of his brilliant and tortured life, the Serbian physicist, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla was penniless and living in a small New York City hotel room. He spent days in a park surrounde...

Albert Einstein Nobel Lecture

Fundamental ideas and problems of the theory of relativity Lecture delivered to the Nordic Assembly of Naturalists at Gothenburg* July 11, 1923  If we consider that part of the theory o...

Aage Bohr, Physicist’s Son Who Won Nobel, Dies at 87

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Aage N. Bohr, a son of the Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist Niels Bohr who won a Nobel Prize in Physics of his own, died Tuesday. He was 87.The Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhage...

Cognitive celebrity

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Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?Before he died, Albert Einstein requested that his whole body be cremated as soon as p...

Aesop's Crows Understand Physics, Literature

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Between Aesop, Crows, Physics & Literature

Einstein’s two mistakes

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Scientific research is based on the relationship between the reality of nature, as it is observed, and a representation of this reality, formulated by a theory in mathematical language. If all the con...

Albert Einstein Biography From Nobel Lectures

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, t...

Is My Child a Prodigy?

While there is no doubt in every parent's heart that his/her child is a brilliant prodigy, a wonder kid, there is actually a myriad realm of psychological research which outlines the specific paramete...

Is Six Year Old Child Prodigy, Ainan Celeste Cawley, The World's Youngest Science Teacher?

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The one-hour chemistry talk entitled: "Acids And Alkalis In Everyday Life." was the brain-child of the young scientific child prodigy. Ainan Celeste Cawley, in making his first public lecture, was ful...

12-year-old prodigy Alma Deutscher on homeschooling and Mozart

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Click below to keep reading.Image by Alex Nightingale Smith...

Children IQ Tests

Quantifying children's IQ is no easy task - how can it be done?

My child is a prodigy

straitstimes.com
Anthony Yip took two O-level mathematics papers last year as a private candidate and scored A* in both. He was then nine and a Primary 4 pupil at Henry Park Primary School.He says he finished the two-...

GIFTED CHILDREN: Young achievers, high expectations

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WUNDERKIND, a word which means young genius, is derived from the German words “wunder” (wonder) and “kind” (child).When we come across a young child who is as competent as an adult in one or m...

Is teenage pianist Ariel Lanyi a ‘superhuman genius’?

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The Israeli musician tells Michael White about why he’s not interested in music as an ‘enterprise’.The Mill Hill Music Club has hosted plenty of distinguished players in its time, but not too ma...

What Price Genius? Father Pushes 10-Year-Old College Student

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When Morley Safer first interviewed Adragon De Mello for 60 Minutes in 1987, the 10-year-old's father thought he was a genius. The boy, known as A.D., was in college because his father said there were...

23 Surreal Facts About Salvador Dalí

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Salvador Dalí was one of the most famous painters of the 20th century. The Surrealist’s self-promotional antics and bizarre artwork made him an international celebrity early in his career, and ther...
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Artist Stephen Wiltshire Draws Entire Cities From Memory

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How Stephen Wiltshire Draws Entire Cities From Memory
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Salvador Dalí: entertainer who brought Surrealism to a mass market

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My triumph will lie in the fact that I was able to overwhelm my period and at the same time achieve immortality.This comment made by Salvador Dalí is quoted in a new documentary about the artist. As ...
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The many faces of Pablo Picasso

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Picasso was the first rock-star artist, whose wild visions gripped the public imagination and changed 20th-century art for ever. But his flamboyant personality divided opinion. Was he a playful genius...
Art

Salvador Dalí's Visual Story of Tristan and Iseult

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During the medieval age, one of the most popular literary genres was chivalric romance, a type of fantastic prose centered on the heroic figure of a chivalric knight. Based on the combination of legen...

Interview with Stephen Wiltshire

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An interview with Stephen Wiltshire:The home I grew up in ... is in Little Venice, Maida Vale, London. They have some beautiful houses there: luxury flats, boats and barges, and my mum's house.Wh...

The Truth About Isaac Newton’s Productive Plague

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On July 25, 1665, a five-year-old boy named John Morley, of the parish of the Holy Trinity in Cambridge, England, was found dead in his home. When town officials examined his corpse, they noted black ...

The First Golden Age of Islamic Science

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THE ISLAMIC WORLD came into contact with the great civilizations of antiquity during the eighth and ninth centuries. The scientific knowledge of not only Greece, but also India and Persia, was then as...

Newton and the Falling Apple

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Can someone claim an extraordinary discovery instantly on exclusive basis of an incidental happening? An archetypal example is the legend that Isaac Newton arrived at the theory of gravitation after a...

One of the founders of modern physics

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New Scientist once described Isaac Newton as “the supreme genius and most enigmatic character in the history of science.” His three greatest discoveries — the theory of universal gravitation, th...

In (hypothetical) conversation with Sir Isaac Newton

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Christmas Day this year sees the 378th birthday of Sir Isaac Newton, a major figurehead of the Scientific Revolution and arguably England’s greatest ‘natural philosopher.’ Here, for festive fun ...

Revealed: Isaac Newton’s attempts to unlock secret code of pyramids

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He is the mathematician who laid the foundations of classical physics, formulated the laws of motion and the law of gravity, and remains the epitome of the age of reason.But Isaac Newton’s secret ob...

Albert Einstein Biography From Nobel Lectures

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, t...

October 13th: Ada Lovelace Day

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 Ada Lovelace Day, an event which aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. In common with so many event-oriented celebrations, it isn't happening "as per ...

The Legacy Of Ada Lovelace: The World’s First Coder

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Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and writer that lived in England in the 1800s. Between 1842-1843 she translated the work of an Italian mathematician about a proposed steam-powered Analytical Engine a...

Ada Lovelace Day 2020: Who was the mathematician and writer and why do we commemorate her?

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Today (13 Oct) marks Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths held annually.But who was Ada Lovelace, why is she celebr...

John Von Neumann, the Last Great Polymath

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Regarded as the foremost mathematician of his time John Von Neumann made unparalleled significant contributions across a remarkable range of fields including mathematics, physics, economics, and compu...

Steve Jobs: An Extraordinary Career

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Steve Jobs' vision of a "computer for the rest of us" sparked the PC revolution and made Apple an icon of American business. But somewhere along the way, Jobs' vision got clouded -- some say by his eg...

Remembering Alan Turing: from codebreaking to AI, Turing made the world what it is today

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Alan Turing achieved more in the space of a few decades than anyone could hope to achieve in a lifetime. His ability to imagine the unimaginable and put these lofty theories down on paper, and then in...

About Geniuses.Club

Geniuses.Club founded for the love of great minds! As anyone with a bit of appreciation to beauty, we see great minds as the secret spice of humanity. They, each one with his own talent, amaze us...

IQ Tests

IQ, or "intelligent Quotient" is a psychological measure of rating human intelligence. The sum of the IQ represents the total score derived from a set of standardized tests. The term "IQ" was coined b...

There’s a link between autism and genius

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After a 45-minute helicopter ride over Rome, the artist Stephen Wiltshire drew a vast, 51/2-yard-wide cityscape in striking detail from memory. It was described as “frighteningly right.”Flo and Ka...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

What Made Albert Einstein a Genius?

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Albert Einstein is one of the most intelligent minds the world has ever seen. His theories changed the way we view the universe, and his name is now synonymous with what it means to be a genius. He wo...

What Makes a Genius?

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Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues. ...
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These Are The 16 Smartest People On The Face Of The Earth

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Whether you agree or disagree with them, IQ tests are the most commonly accepted measure of intelligence. Using IQ data, garnered from The World Genius Directory, the folks over at Business Insider ha...

Children IQ Tests

Quantifying children's IQ is no easy task - how can it be done?

Why Einstein Was a Genius

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

The cleverest person answers your questions

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Last month, FT Weekend Magazine featured a story about Marilyn vos Savant, who has the world’s highest recorded IQ – 228. She grew up in St Louis, Missouri, the daughter of German and Italian immi...
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The World's Second-Smartest Man Tells Us What Makes Him Feel Stupid

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Rick Rosner — the second-smartest man in the world as ranked by IQ tests — sometimes feels stupid. "Not figuring things out faster makes me feel dumb," he told Business Insider UK. Of co...

The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

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Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946, the young savant quickly developed an aptitude for math and science. At age 10, she was given two intelligence tests -- the Stanford-Binet, and the Mega Test -- bo...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

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Albert Einstein is widely regarded as a genius, but how did he get that way? Many researchers have assumed that it took a very special brain to come up with the theory of relativity and other stunning...

What Made Albert Einstein a Genius?

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Albert Einstein is one of the most intelligent minds the world has ever seen. His theories changed the way we view the universe, and his name is now synonymous with what it means to be a genius. He wo...

What Makes a Genius?

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Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues. ...

Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers:

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Daniel Tammet was born with an unusual mind — he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, which meant his brain’s uniquely wired circuits made possible such extraordinary feat...

Daniel Tammet: “We don’t realise how far we can go until we try

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I have a condition called high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. It’s quite an unusual condition in which the connections between the different cells in the brain develop a little differently to...

There’s a link between autism and genius

nypost.com
After a 45-minute helicopter ride over Rome, the artist Stephen Wiltshire drew a vast, 51/2-yard-wide cityscape in striking detail from memory. It was described as “frighteningly right.”Flo and Ka...

Interview with Stephen Wiltshire

independent.co.uk
An interview with Stephen Wiltshire:The home I grew up in ... is in Little Venice, Maida Vale, London. They have some beautiful houses there: luxury flats, boats and barges, and my mum's house.Wh...

A genius explains

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Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant. He can perform mind-boggling mathematical calculations at breakneck speeds. But unlike other savants, who can perform similar feats, Tammet can describe how he doe...

RIP Dick Clark (1929-2012)

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Since so much will be written about Dick Clark’s tenure on American Bandstand and the Pyramid game shows elsewhere, we'll try to provide you with some Dick Clark stories you may not necessarily read...

Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers:

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Daniel Tammet was born with an unusual mind — he was diagnosed with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, which meant his brain’s uniquely wired circuits made possible such extraordinary feat...

Daniel Tammet: “We don’t realise how far we can go until we try

lab.cccb.org
I have a condition called high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. It’s quite an unusual condition in which the connections between the different cells in the brain develop a little differently to...

There’s a link between autism and genius

nypost.com
After a 45-minute helicopter ride over Rome, the artist Stephen Wiltshire drew a vast, 51/2-yard-wide cityscape in striking detail from memory. It was described as “frighteningly right.”Flo and Ka...

Interview with Stephen Wiltshire

independent.co.uk
An interview with Stephen Wiltshire:The home I grew up in ... is in Little Venice, Maida Vale, London. They have some beautiful houses there: luxury flats, boats and barges, and my mum's house.Wh...

A genius explains

theguardian.com
Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant. He can perform mind-boggling mathematical calculations at breakneck speeds. But unlike other savants, who can perform similar feats, Tammet can describe how he doe...

RIP Dick Clark (1929-2012)

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Since so much will be written about Dick Clark’s tenure on American Bandstand and the Pyramid game shows elsewhere, we'll try to provide you with some Dick Clark stories you may not necessarily read...

OLIVER CROMWELL: AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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Oliver Cromwell, an African American solider who fought alongside General George Washington in many famous battles during the American Revolution, took great pride in his service to the army and lived...

Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

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On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford's Theatre that night were his...

Oliver Cromwell by David Horspool review – Britain’s chance to be a republic

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The controversial inclusion of Oliver Cromwell in the Penguin Monarchs series will doubtless elicit a few tuts of disapproval from royalists. What is Cromwell doing – as David Horspool concedes, “...

Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation

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The Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment brought about by the Civil War were important milestones in the long process of ending legal slavery in the United States. This essay describes t...

Oliver Cromwell, the man who wouldn’t be king

newstatesman.com
As readers of 1066 and All That will recall, Oliver Cromwell and his supporters were “Right but Repulsive”. But both adjectives may be questioned by readers of Paul Lay’s Providence Lost, a spir...

9 things you (probably) didn’t know about Winston Churchill

historyextra.com
He is considered one of the defining figures of the 20th century, remembered for his inspirational speeches and for leading Britain to victory in the Second World War. But you might be surprised to le...

A New Look at Aesop

townsendcenter.berkeley.edu
On May 11, 2010, Leslie Kurke delivered a Faculty Research Lecture entitled “Aesop, Popular Culture, and the Invention of Greek Prose,” focusing on Aesop as a means of accessing “popular culture...

An Aesop’s fable retold to drive home a corporate performance message

thehindu.com
Imagine the hare and the tortoise are again in a match-up — this time on a corporate playing field. Here goes...If it had stretched any further, the nap would have cost the hare the title. When she ...

The Burden of Holmes

wsj.com
For Sherlock Holmes, the most important date on the calendar is Christmas—and not just because the latest film to feature him comes out on Dec. 25.In a sense, literature's most famous detective was ...

The Spiritual Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

nytimes.com
As a young doctor living in England in the 1880s, Arthur Conan Doyle began attending séances where mediums offered contact with the dead. He also observed displays of psychic telepathy, automatic wri...

Aesop's Crows Understand Physics, Literature

discovermagazine.com
Between Aesop, Crows, Physics & Literature

The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Story Behind Arthur Conan Doyle's Creation

publishersweekly.com
In 1893, Sherlock Holmes was approaching the peak of his popularity when his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, decided to do the unthinkable. He vowed to kill off his literary progeny. The method he would ...

Adam Smith’s Moral and Political Philosophy

plato.stanford.edu
Adam Smith developed a comprehensive and unusual version of moral sentimentalism in his Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759, TMS). He did not expressly lay out a political philosophy in similar detail, b...

Yeshayahu Leibowitz

myjewishlearning.com
Yeshayahu Leibowitz (1903-1994) was among the premier intellectuals of Israeli life before and after the establishment of the State of Israel. A scientist and philosopher, it was in the latter role th...

Ayn Rand: Why is she so popular?

bbc.com
A Russian-American writer who died 30 years ago is still selling hundreds of thousands of books a year, and this week one of her former devotees, Paul Ryan, became Mitt Romney's running mate in the US...

The Last of the Ayn Rand Acolytes

newrepublic.com
Eight rules governed the original Ayn Rand clubs that proliferated across college campuses in the 1960s, as they sought to seed Objectivism—Rand’s philosophical glorification of laissez-faire capi...

What Thomas Jefferson Could Never Understand About Jesus

newyorker.com
In the early months of 1803, perhaps the most consequential period of Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency—if not, for him, the busiest—American envoys were in France, Jefferson’s old ambassadorial s...

Friedrich Nietzsche: The truth is terrible

the-tls.co.uk
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) pursued two main themes in his work, one now familiar, even commonplace in modernity, the other still under-appreciated, often ignored.  T...

Meet King Tut’s Father, Egypt’s First Revolutionary

nationalgeographic.com
Sometimes the most powerful commentary on a king is made by those who are silent. One morning in Amarna, a village in Upper Egypt about 200 miles south of Cairo, a set of delicate, sparrowlike bones w...

Alan Watts: genius or charlatan?

julesevans.medium.com
The only thinker whose popularity on YouTube comes close to Jordan Peterson is Alan Watts, the British popularizer of Eastern wisdom. Watts’ talks from the 50s, 60s and early 70s have millions of vi...

Akhenaten: The Mysteries of Religious Revolution

arce.org
In the long course of Egyptian history, few figures have been as polarizing as Akhenaten. The period surrounding this Egyptian king’s reign was characterized by social, political and religious uphea...

The Lost City of Akhenaten

news.cnrs.fr
Pharaoh Akhenaten imposed a single religion, based on the worship of the sun disk “Aten,” and built a new capital city, Amarna, using entirely new architectural techniques. For the first time, res...

When Thomas Jefferson rewrote the Bible

americamagazine.org
No U.S. president thus far has sworn the oath of office with his hand on the “Jefferson Bible.” On April 30, 1789, in New York City, George Washington took the presidential oath while placing his ...

What Thomas Jefferson Could Never Understand About Jesus

newyorker.com
In the early months of 1803, perhaps the most consequential period of Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency—if not, for him, the busiest—American envoys were in France, Jefferson’s old ambassadorial s...

23 Surreal Facts About Salvador Dalí

mentalfloss.com
Salvador Dalí was one of the most famous painters of the 20th century. The Surrealist’s self-promotional antics and bizarre artwork made him an international celebrity early in his career, and ther...

Adam Smith’s Moral and Political Philosophy

plato.stanford.edu
Adam Smith developed a comprehensive and unusual version of moral sentimentalism in his Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759, TMS). He did not expressly lay out a political philosophy in similar detail, b...

How Adam Smith would fix capitalism

ft.com
Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.co...

The Problem With Inequality, According to Adam Smith

theatlantic.com
One of the more memorable statements of Barack Obama’s presidency thus far has been his claim, in a high-profile December 2013 speech, that great and growing economic inequality is “the defining c...

John Law: Financial genius or charlatan?

nbbmuseum.be
Was one of the founding fathers of modern economy a charlatan?

Death of Emperor Frederick II

historytoday.com
Death of Emperor Frederick II

About Omar Khayyam

ancient.eu
Omar Khayyam (also given as Umar Khayyam, l. 1048-1131 CE) was a Persian polymath, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher but is best known in the West as a poet, the author of The Rubaiyat of Oma...

Omar Khayyam: A Persian astronomer, poet and scientist

aljazeera.com
Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer, writer, poet and mathematician renowned in Iran for his scientific achievements.English-speaking readers know of his extraordinary work through the translation o...

Cognitive celebrity

aeon.co
Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?Before he died, Albert Einstein requested that his whole body be cremated as soon as p...

HENRY ADAMS AND THE AGE OF GRANT

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As he looked back upon his life from the perspective of old age, Henry Adams could not help feeling embittered. As historian, journalist, and political gadfly, he had fallen far short of the goals he ...

Death of Emperor Frederick II

historytoday.com
Death of Emperor Frederick II

History and Henry Adams

nybooks.com
The Education of Henry Adams has long been for me one of the great chronicles of society in our literature. In a book which is devoted to society in the imagination of some key American writers betwee...

Did Francis Drake Really Land in California?

smithsonianmag.com
Few sea voyages are as famous as that of the Golden Hind, privateer Francis Drake’s around-the-world voyage that ended with his arrival into England’s Plymouth harbor in 1580. Along with being a r...

Who was Henry Adams?

washingtonexaminer.com
At age 20, Henry Adams (1838-1918) aspired to become president of the United States. His hopes were not realized. He planned to study law, but that didn’t work out either. He was a middling student ...

An unfinished tome reveals the late Stephen Hawking’s musings on life’s biggest mysteries

blogs.sciencemag.org
Stephen Hawking’s musings on life’s biggest mysteries

Stephen Hawking: The book that made him a star

bbc.com
About famous book by Stephen Hawking

Inside wheelchair-bound Lothario Stephen Hawking’s improbable, steamy love life

nypost.com
Love-life of Hawking

Composer Profile: Vincenzo Bellini, Bel Canto Master Of Fluid Melody

operawire.com
Vincenzo Bellini is one of the most famous composers of the bel canto era.

Did you hear how Heinrich Heine killed Bellini?

limelightmagazine.com.au
In this month's Did You Hear column, we reveal how the superstitious Sicilian proved no match for the Mephistophelean poet.

What the Iranian scholar Albiruni said about Hindus, echoed centuries later by Vivekananda

scroll.in
The earliest, indeed the very first, dialogue between a Muslim scientist and Hindu thought took place when Albiruni (971-1039) arrived in India in the second decade of the eleventh century in circumst...

Remembering Al-Biruni – the first anthropologist

blogs.nature.com
Everyone who heads to Google today will notice that the search giant has provided a new Google doodle, celebrating the anniversary of Abu Raihan Al-Biruni, a Muslim scholar often regarded as one ...

Muhammad Ali: 4 Ways He Changed America

rollingstone.com
Without question, Muhammad Ali transformed the world of sports. Winning the heavyweight title three times — beginning with his shocking upset of Sonny Liston in 1964, which made him the youngest box...

He is simply ... The Greatest

espn.com
He boasted he was "The Greatest," and in the prime of his charismatic career, many agreed. But as brilliant as Muhammad Ali was in the ring, perhaps his true greatness was outside it when he fought th...

‘Shoot them for what?’ How Muhammad Ali won his greatest fight

washingtonpost.com
A little before 8 a.m. on April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali arrived at the Armed Forces Induction Center in Houston.The Vietnam War was raging, American soldiers were dying by the hundreds, protesters were...

11-Year-Old Adragon De Mello Has Everything a Boy Could Want—except Admission to a Ph.d Program

people.com
Adragon Eastwood De Mello accepted his 15 minutes of fame with equanimity: Meeting the press in cap and gown, he said a few words about how pleased he was to be a college graduate, then went home to p...

‘Boy genius,’ father finally finding peace

recordnet.com
Adragon De Mello, the once-famous child prodigy who earned a college degree at 11, looked at his father incarcerated at the Santa Cruz County Jail.This was not the man he remembered, not the man he ha...

Top 11 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla

energy.gov
Nikola Tesla in or around 1890, when the inventor was in his mid-30s. | Photo is in the public domain. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.11. Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in the Austrian Em...

Let There Be Light: An Exploration of the Life of Nikola Tesla

inquiriesjournal.com
A great deal is known about Nikola Tesla’s origins—namely, his country and people, to which and of whom he attributed so great a deal. The inventor recognized that he came from an extremely confli...

The Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla and his Tower

smithsonianmag.com
By the end of his brilliant and tortured life, the Serbian physicist, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla was penniless and living in a small New York City hotel room. He spent days in a park surrounde...

Stephen Hawking - will AI kill or save humankind?

bbc.com
Two years ago Stephen Hawking told the BBC that the development of full artificial intelligence, could spell the end of the human race.

RA Fisher, statistician and geneticist extraordinary: a personal view

academic.oup.com
I was among the last of RA Fisher’s students and disciples and, as a result, he had an enormous influence both on my career and on my attitudes to science and scientific research. In the summer befo...

Yes, Stephen Hawking Lied To Us All About How Black Holes Decay

forbes.com
The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it. Black Holes explanation

End of the world: Stephen Hawking’s prediction for humanity after solving ‘cosmic puzzle

express.co.uk
THE END OF THE WORLD was predicted by Professor Stephen Hawking, and the genius believed solving a "cosmic puzzle" could be key to humanity's survival.

Alan Guth shares $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

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Alan Guth, the Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at MIT, was awarded the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, announced yesterday by the Kavli Foundation in Oslo, linked by satellite to a session at th...

Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking 'time travel' theory using black hole 'trick' explained

express.co.uk
STEPHEN HAWKING left behind a groundbreaking theory on how humans in the future might harness the power of black holes in order to time travel.

10 Questions for Alan Guth, Pioneer of the Inflationary Model of the Universe

sciencefriday.com
Buried under a mountain of papers and empty Coke Zero bottles, Alan Guth ponders the origins of the cosmos. A world-renowned theoretical physicist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Techn...

The Man Who Put the "Big" in "Big Bang": Alan Guth on Inflation

blogs.scientificamerican.com
On the night of December 6, 1979--32 years ago today--Alan Guth had the “spectacular realization” that would soon turn cosmology on its head. He imagined a mind-bogglingly brief event, at the very...

The cleverest person answers your questions

ft.com
Last month, FT Weekend Magazine featured a story about Marilyn vos Savant, who has the world’s highest recorded IQ – 228. She grew up in St Louis, Missouri, the daughter of German and Italian immi...

The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

priceonomics.com
Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946, the young savant quickly developed an aptitude for math and science. At age 10, she was given two intelligence tests -- the Stanford-Binet, and the Mega Test -- bo...

UNDERESTIMATING MARILYN VOS SAVANT

medium.com
On September 9th of 1990, Marilyn Vos Savant sat in her office reading her Parade magazine column. After about a week, she had received more than 10,000 letters debating her response to a problem on a...

Daniil Dubov on Carlsen, Kasparov & much more

chess24.com
24-year-old Russian Grandmaster Daniil Dubov has been on fire since chess moved online. He beat Sergey Karjakin, Ding Liren and Hikaru Nakamura in knockout matches to win the Lindores Abbey Rapid Chal...

Elon Musk, the Rocket Man With a Sweet Ride

smithsonianmag.com
Five, four, three...” At T-minus three seconds white flames explode from the 22-story rocket. “Two, one. Liftoff.” The night sky erupts with light and fire and clouds of smoke, as nine engines g...

61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

entrepreneur.com
Although his days are presumably filled with Tesla, SpaceX, cyber pigs and lots and lots of tweeting, it seems Elon Musk also finds the time to make reading part of his routine. The billionaire busine...

The Evolution of Elon Musk: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

adalo.com
As someone who considers themselves up-to-date with the latest news and trends on everything design and innovation, I was taken aback when I saw a Facebook post back in December. My friend was calling...
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The infinite, quotable wisdom of Carl Sagan Today, 9 November 2015, a chorus of voices on this pale blue dot we call Earth are paying homage to the late, renowned American scientist, Carl Sagan. It would have been his 81st birthday.Much of the praise heaped on the famous communicator and author is being shared in the form of his own words, as internet memes. We collected a few of our own favourite quotes – see the images below. (Which Sagan quote do you like best? Let us know on our social media pages at the links below.)...
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Is Six Year Old Child Prodigy, Ainan Celeste Cawley, The World's Youngest Science Teacher?
The one-hour chemistry talk entitled: "Acids And Alkalis In Everyday Life." was the brain-child of the young scientific child prodigy. Ainan Celeste Cawley, in making his first public lecture, was fulfilling an ambition he has nursed this past year: to teach children everywhere the beauty of science, by taking the role of the Professor, himself. The chemistry class was a great success - and Ainan's first contribution to science education.Ainan Celeste Cawley, who is half-Irish and half-Malay, has been reasoning scientifically since his first year, when he unequivocally disproved his ...
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The unheard violinist
Composers of any era can be immortalized through their scores, but posterity is not as kind to performers who lived before the advent of recordings. The Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim was arguably the most important fiddle player of the 19th century, and Aug. 15 will mark the 100th anniversary of his death. But don't worry if you've made other plans and can't attend the centenary tributes. There are virtually none, at least not in this country. Almost no one seems to have remembered.As a soloist and chamber musician, Joachim (1831-1907) looms large in the annals of music history....
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