Articles Of The Week

The significance of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi for the philosophy of probability today

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More than 300 years ago, in a fertile period from 1684 to 1689, Jacob Bernoulli worked out a strategy for applying the mathematics of games of chance to the domain of probability. That strategy came i...

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...

Joseph Joachim, endurance violinist

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Joachim the man is said by one who has known him intimately for years to be a most delightful companion. Cultured in the highest degree, he is ever ready to enter into serious discussion about music, ...

Interview Over Cake: GM Awonder Liang

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Ask me who the second highest rated player to ever bring me a slice of cake is and I’m going to stare back blankly at you.  You can give me all the time you like on my clock and I’m still goi...

Alan Watts: genius or charlatan?

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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...

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...

The significance of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi for the philosophy of probability today

sciencedirect.com
More than 300 years ago, in a fertile period from 1684 to 1689, Jacob Bernoulli worked out a strategy for applying the mathematics of games of chance to the domain of probability. That strategy came i...

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...

Claude E. Shannon: Founder of Information Theory

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Quantum information science is a young field, its underpinnings still being laid by a large number of researchers [see "Rules for a Complex Quantum World," by Michael A. Nielsen; Scientific American, ...

Jacob Bernoulli's analyses of the Funicularia problem

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Jacob Bernoulli's entries about mechanics in his scientific notebook, the ‘Meditationes’, reveal new facts about the history of the catenary curve. Bernoulli's analyses show that the catenaria, ve...

The Mystery of Grigori Perelman

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Very few people achieve something amazing and then — disappear. One of the few is chess champion Bobby Fischer, who in 1972, won the World Chess Championship in Reykjavík, Iceland, defeating B...

The violent attack that turned a man into a maths genius

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BBC Future has brought you in-depth and rigorous stories to help you navigate the current pandemic, but we know that’s not all you want to read. So now we’re dedicating a series to help you escape...

George Washington Carver And The Peanut

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The election of a peanut-growing President has evoked much journalistic analysis of his rural Southern roots. One political observer credited an earlier peanut personality at a black school not far fr...

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...

In Search of George Washington Carver’s True Legacy

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If the name George Washington Carver conjures up any spark of recognition, it’s probably associated with peanuts. That isn’t an unfair connection—he did earn the nickname “the peanut man” fo...

A Life of Sir Francis Galton

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In 1865, Francis Galton published two articles on ‘Hereditary Talent and Character’. Already in his early forties, he was known in scientific circles as a geographer with a flair for quantificatio...

Carolus Linnaeus: Founder of Modern Taxonomy

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Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778), Swedish botanist and zoologist, laid the foundations for the biological binomial nomenclature system still used today. As the father of modern taxonomy and ecology, he ...

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.

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...

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...

Drool: Ivan Pavlov’s real quest

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As a college student, B. F. Skinner gave little thought to psychology. He had hoped to become a novelist, and majored in English. Then, in 1927, when he was twenty-three, he read an essay by H. G...

Fechner, information, and shape perception

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Spatial vision is so marvelously effective that usually it is taken for granted. We perceive environmental objects but not the visual instrument by which they are revealed. Spatial vision pervades our...

The psychiatrist with 200 in IQ: People must be more humble

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Some years ago, I became aware of a limited sphere of intelligent people from all over the world on the Internet; a “high IQ-world”, containing very difficult IQ-tests (so called High Range IQ Tes...

Lessons from the Late Erich Fromm

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Those within the field of social work generally rely on a plethora of formal and informal theories to define their profession, improve their clinical practice, and understand the client world (Sibeon,...

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...

The Beginning of the World from the Point of View of Quantum Theory

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SIR ARTHUR EDDINGTON1 states that, philosophically, the notion of a beginning of the present order of Nature is repugnant to him. I would rather be inclined to think that the present state of quantum ...

Mathematical tables in Ptolemy's Almagest

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By the time Claudius Ptolemy (early to mid-2nd CE) composed his works, the production and use of tables was an accepted part of Greek mathematical practice. Although Ptolemy makes certain programmatic...

Georges Lemaître, Father of the Big Bang

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According to the Big Bang theory, the expansion of the observable universe began with the explosion of a single particle at a definite point in time.This startling idea first appeared in scientific fo...

Galileo and the Telescope

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The invention of the telescope played an important role in advancing our understanding of Earth's place in the cosmos. While there is evidence that the principals of telescopes were known in the late ...

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

scientificamerican.com
Is mankind alone in the universe? Or are there somewhere other intelligent beings looking up into their night sky from very different worlds and asking the same kind of question? Are there civilizatio...

Interview Over Cake: GM Awonder Liang

new.uschess.org
Ask me who the second highest rated player to ever bring me a slice of cake is and I’m going to stare back blankly at you.  You can give me all the time you like on my clock and I’m still goi...

Gukesh closes in on 2600

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The year 2020 has begun well for youngster D. Gukesh. He won the Hillerød Chess Club open in Denmark, and went on to fly through the Cannes Open as well. In a field that had over ten grandmasters, Gu...

The Indian gambit: what is holding us back from producing the next world chess champion?

thehindu.com
Chess conjures up stock images. Like that of two studious men sitting pensively across a table and staring intently at the board with its carved figures striding across the black and white squares.An ...

Dubov stuns Carlsen

thehindu.com
In a sensational display, Daniil Dubov knocked out Magnus Carlsen with a checkmate in the third game of the second set for a 2.5-0.5 verdict on the way to the semifinals of the $200,000 Airthings Mast...

It's "Professor Hou Yifan" now!

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Women’s no. 1 Hou Yifan has set a new record by becoming the youngest full professor in the history of Shenzhen University at the age of 26. Hou Yifan, who recently studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Ox...

How strong is GM Arjun Erigaisi?

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When people talk about the youngsters of Indian chess they usually speak about Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin, D. Gukesh, Raunak Sadhwani, Prithu Gupta and so on. But there is one lad, slightly...
War

The Crusade of Frederick II

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The Price of Greed: Hannibal's Betrayal by Carthage

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Hannibal Barca (l. 247-183 BCE), the brilliant Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War (218-202 BCE), had the military talent, expertise, and skill to have won the conflict but was denied the res...
War

Guns, germs, and horses brought Cortés victory over the mighty Aztec empire

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After the expedition led by Vasco Núñez de Balboa who crossed Central America to reach the Pacific in 1513, Europeans began to see the full economic potential of this "New World." At first, coloni...
War

Hernán Cortés: Conqueror of the Aztecs

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Hernán Cortés was a Spanish conquistador, or conqueror, best remembered for conquering the Aztec empire in 1521 and claiming Mexico for Spain. He also helped colonize Cuba and became a governor of N...
War

The Influence of Hannibal of Carthage on The Art of War

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This paper examines the influence of Hannibal of Carthage on the art of war over time. Hannibal’s war with Rome provides a complex example of strategic and tactical successes and failures that have ...
War

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...

Insights into infectious disease in the era of Hippocrates

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Hippocrates is traditionally considered the father of modern medicine, still influencing, 25 centuries after his time, various aspects of medical practice and ethics. His collected works include vario...

Galen and his patients

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Today, Galen of Pergamon is best known as the most influential exponent of the ancient world's cumbersome medical doctrines—especially humoral theory—and for many subtle anatomical discoveries, as...

Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Hospital Reformer

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Lynn McDonald is professor emerita at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She did her PhD at the London School of Economics and has largely pursued an academic career. She has published extensively on ...

It Happened Here: Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

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When Elizabeth Blackwell was a 24-year-old teacher, she visited a close family friend dying of uterine cancer who spoke of how she had suffered at the hands of male doctors during her medical treatmen...

Avicenna's Concept of Pain

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Ibn Sina was a famous Muslim philosopher and physician who was born in 980 at Bukhara (Uzbekistan) and died in 1037 at Hamadan (Iran). In the West, Ibn Sina is more commonly known by his Latin name Av...

Hippocrates transformed: crafting a Hippocratic discourse of medical semiotics in English, 1850–1930

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This study presents a methodology for adapting corpus linguistics to the genealogical analysis of translation’s role in the evolution of medical concepts. This methodology is exhibited by means of a...

Joseph Joachim, endurance violinist

thestrad.com
Joachim the man is said by one who has known him intimately for years to be a most delightful companion. Cultured in the highest degree, he is ever ready to enter into serious discussion about music, ...

Strains of mood music

ft.com
Martha Argerich loves the Proms. Martha Argerich loves the Beethoven Triple Concerto. Martha Argerich loves performing with the Capuçon brothers, violinist Renaud and cellist Gautier. She admits as m...

Composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s Four-Story Townhouse in Italy

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An earthquake rumbled through Umbria nine years ago, but only last summer—after an equal number of years spent in construction and in the throes of Italian bureaucracy—was composer Gian Carlo Meno...

Clara Schumann: The troubled career of the pianist

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Robert Schumann, who died 150 years ago this year, would not have written much of his music without his wife, Clara. Muse to Brahms and Schumann, and mother of seven, she is revered as a musician and ...

Clara Schumann didn't just raise seven children, she also invented the classical piano recital

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Clara Wieck was a musical prodigy. Her mother Marianne was a singer; her overbearing father, Friedrich, a music teacher.She went on to marry one of the greatest composers in history, Robert Schumann, ...

Practising with Purpose

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The routine practice session may on occasion feel like panning for gold – there may well be some nuggets in there but they will reveal themselves in amongst a lot of worthless material that we need ...

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...

Paving the way to polythene

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It is 50 years since Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta won the Nobel prize for their work on polymers. Mike Sutton traces the story of their discoveriesDuring world war two it was widely believed that Bri...

Dmitri Mendeleev and the science of vodka

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Great thinkers in science often become associated with myths about their work and discoveries. Take Isaac Newton. The average person might not be able to recall his formula for gravitation or explain ...

Gilbert N. Lewis and the chemical bond

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This year (2006) marks the 90th anniversary of the publication of G. N. Lewis's 1916 paper entitled “The Atom and the Molecule.” This remarkable and revolutionary paper laid the foundation for muc...

Pioneers in Science: Hermann Staudinger

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One hundred years ago this month marked the beginning of a revolution in chemistry and materials technology. On June 12, 1920, an organic chemist then working at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technol...

Bringing order to polymers

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The discovery of catalysts that dictated polymer sterochemistry, which earned a Nobel prize for Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta 50 years ago, initiated the modern age of controlled polymer synthesis.One...

Guglielmo Marconi and the Birth of Radio

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Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) was a mere 27 years old when he successfully made the first transatlantic radio transmission on December 12, 1901.Inspired by the German physicist Heinrich Hertz, who had...

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...

Learning over everything else

jpost.com
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...

June 1785: Coulomb Measures the Electric Force

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Around 600 BC, the Greek philosopher Thales wrote that when he rubbed pieces of amber with fur, the amber attracted bits of straw and other small objects. When scientists began to study the phenomenon...

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...

Letters reveal Isambard Kingdom Brunel's pollution concerns

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Newly discovered letters written by Isambard Kingdom Brunel more than 175 years ago show the pioneering engineer was aware of some of the environmental impact as he helped to industrialise Britain.Bru...

Boy Genius

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For a kid with autism, Jacob Barnett did a lot of communicating over the last two years. The 14-year-old Hamilton County boy (IQ 170) became history’s youngest published astrophysics researcher, spo...

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...

Why Einstein Was a Genius

sciencemag.org
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 Dual Legacies of Henry Moseley

sciencehistory.org
By the beginning of 1915, four months after Britain declared war on Germany, the conflict in Europe was at a standstill. Thousands of miles of trenches crisscrossed Belgium and northern France, and an...

Gustav Kirchhoff and the Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits

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Gustav Robert Kirchhoff was born in Königsberg, East Prussia, to his father Friedrich Kirchhoff, a law councillor in Königsberg with a strong sense of duty to the Prussian state, and his mother Joha...

False Agreements and True Dissensions

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Scholarly correspondences offer many keys to understanding the controversies that divided the Republic of Letters during the Enlightenment. They can be the site and instrument of the dispute itself, o...

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...

Dubov stuns Carlsen

thehindu.com
In a sensational display, Daniil Dubov knocked out Magnus Carlsen with a checkmate in the third game of the second set for a 2.5-0.5 verdict on the way to the semifinals of the $200,000 Airthings Mast...

The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann

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Itis indeed supremely difficult to effectively refute the claim that John von Neumann is likely the most intelligent person who has ever lived. By the time of his death in 1957 at the modest age of 53...

Daniil Dubov: From Russia with Ideas

chess24.com
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...

Stephen Wiltshire: Remarkable Artist

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Imagine flying over the world’s most memorable metropolitan cities, glimpsing the panorama below, imprinting the vision in your memory, and coming back to the studio to recreate in painstaking nuanc...

McKinney Whiz Kid Has IQ of 148, MENSA Member

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He is 11-years-old, but he's smarter than most adults. Jaxon Cota of from McKinney is considered profoundly gifted.His IQ score is 148. He was admitted to MENSA at the age of nine and was just accepte...

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...

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...
Art

Henri Matisse and The Healing Power of Art

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Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (1869–1954) is known as one of the leading figures of modern art as an outstanding colorist, draughtsman, painter, print-maker, and sculptor. Along with André Derain, h...
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Celebrating The Life Of Claude Monet

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Arguably the most popular and famous Impressionist painter, Claude Monet continues to captivate art audiences around the world. In commemoration of his death on 5 December 1926, we consider some of th...
Art

The young Van Dyck’s fingerprint: a technical approach to assess the authenticity of a disputed painting

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Over the past decades, technical study of artworks has become increasingly important to address attribution problems. Both the scarcity of documentary evidence about Old Masters’ art production as w...

Stephen Wiltshire: Remarkable Artist

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Imagine flying over the world’s most memorable metropolitan cities, glimpsing the panorama below, imprinting the vision in your memory, and coming back to the studio to recreate in painstaking nuanc...
Art

Reinventing the wheel

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The object in Tate Modern is white and shiny, cast in porcelain, its slender upper part curving outward as it descends to a receiving bowl - into which I urinate. It's just a brief walk from here in t...
Art

James Henry Pullen, inmate, inventor and modelmaker extraordinaire

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In 1878, James Henry Pullen, a man who did not speak until he was seven and barely spoke a comprehensible word for the rest of his life, drew his own autobiography.At a glance, it could be an account ...

A Titan of physics

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Had Isaac Newton never lived, Christiaan Huygens would have iconic status for characterizing physical science in the second half of the seventeenth century. Like Newton, Huygens made enormous contribu...

James Croll, metaphysical geologist

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James Croll (1821–90) occupies a prominent position in the history of physical geology, and his pioneering work on the causes of long-term climate change has been widely discussed. During his life h...

The Uncertain Heavens Christiaan Huygens’ Ideas of Extraterrestrial Life

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During the 17th century, as knowledge of the Universe and its contents increased, so did speculation about life on other planets. One such source, as Hugh Aldersey-Williams explores, was Dutch astrono...

Albrecht von Haller on academies and the advancement of science: the case of Göttingen

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This article approaches eighteenth-century views on scientific academies by examining Haller's utterances, public and private, especially those occasioned by the founding of the Göttingen Society. It...

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...

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...

The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann

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Itis indeed supremely difficult to effectively refute the claim that John von Neumann is likely the most intelligent person who has ever lived. By the time of his death in 1957 at the modest age of 53...

The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories

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Donald Knuth is a computer scientist who came of age with his field. During the nascent years of computer programming in the middle of the last century, a candy company ran a contest that summoned his...

Tribute Pays To Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim

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Arfa Karim Randhawa was born on 2nd February 1995 in the city of Faisalabad. Arfa passed the MCP test in 2004 and won the title of “World’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional.” She had al...

John Von Neumann The Great Polymath

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John Von Neumann was perhaps the first computer age polymath. He seemed to be capable of getting involved in just about any subject. Not content with inventing game theory, cellular automata and putti...

The Lost Interview: Steve Jobs Tells Us What Really Matters

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In 1995, Steve Jobs gave a 70 minute interview to Robert X. Cringley for a Public Broadcasting System [PBS] television series, “Triumph of the Nerds.” The television series included ten minutes fr...

The Extraordinary Life of the 'Queen of Code': A Grace Hopper Biography

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Grace Hopper: Groundbreaking American computer scientist, United States Rear Admiral and inventor of the first human language-computer code compiler.With such a list of accomplishments to her name, yo...

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...

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...

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 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. ...

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...

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...
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Rick Rosner

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Richard “Rick” Rosner is credited with having the world’s second-highest IQ. That ranking very likely under-represents his cognitive abilities.This Life Extension® member has received the highe...

UNDERESTIMATING MARILYN VOS SAVANT

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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...

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...
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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...

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...

Children IQ Tests

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

Why Einstein Was a Genius

sciencemag.org
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 Makes a Genius?

nationalgeographic.com
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. ...

What Made Albert Einstein a Genius?

medium.com
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...

Barbara McClintock on Defining the Unstable Genome

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From examination of instability of genic action at a number of known loci in maize, it is concluded that mutations need not express changes in genes, but may be the result of changes affecting the con...

Barbara McClintock’s Final Years as Nobelist and Mentor: A Memoir

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Early each morning for what seemed to be an eternity, a smallish figure walked along Bungtown Road at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Hands clasped behind her back, wearing khaki pants and a...

Barbara McClintock and the discovery of jumping genes

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For much of the 20th century, genes were considered to be stable entities arranged in an orderly linear pattern on chromosomes, like beads on a string. In the late 1940s, Barbara McClintock challenged...

Stephen Wiltshire: Remarkable Artist

throomers.com
Imagine flying over the world’s most memorable metropolitan cities, glimpsing the panorama below, imprinting the vision in your memory, and coming back to the studio to recreate in painstaking nuanc...

Twin Savants Fixated On Dick Clark

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A recent documentary on TLC showcased Flo and Kay, identical twin autistic savant sisters. They have an incredible memory that enables them to catalog dates, pop music, and everything involving their ...

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...

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...

Extraordinary People: The ‘Rain Man Twins’

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In 1988 television journalist Dave Wagner was contacted by two fans: Flo and Kay Lyman, autistic twin sisters with savant abilities that included calendrical calculation and prodigious memories. Durin...

Revealed: How autistic genius Stephen Wiltshire drew his amazing picture of London's skyline

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The quite remarkable talents of the London-born artist Stephen Wiltshire, who was awarded an MBE for his "services to art" two years ago, are to be celebrated this week in a television documentary abo...

Twin Savants Fixated On Dick Clark

jezebel.com
A recent documentary on TLC showcased Flo and Kay, identical twin autistic savant sisters. They have an incredible memory that enables them to catalog dates, pop music, and everything involving their ...

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...

Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers:

brainpickings.org
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...

Extraordinary People: The ‘Rain Man Twins’

dailygrail.com
In 1988 television journalist Dave Wagner was contacted by two fans: Flo and Kay Lyman, autistic twin sisters with savant abilities that included calendrical calculation and prodigious memories. Durin...

Revealed: How autistic genius Stephen Wiltshire drew his amazing picture of London's skyline

dailymail.co.uk
The quite remarkable talents of the London-born artist Stephen Wiltshire, who was awarded an MBE for his "services to art" two years ago, are to be celebrated this week in a television documentary abo...

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...

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

theguardian.com
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, “...

The Caning of Charles Sumner

battlefields.org
Newspaper headlines shocked readers in late May 1856 with descriptions of a violent attack within the United States Capitol Building. Preston S. Brooks had nearly bludgeoned Charles Sumner to death. ...

ANDREW JACKSON: IMPACT AND LEGACY

millercenter.org
Andrew Jackson left a permanent imprint upon American politics and the presidency. Within eight years, he melded the amorphous coalition of personal followers who had elected him into the country's mo...

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...

Jacques Necker: The Public Darling Who Cooked France’s Book

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Jacques Necker (1732-1804) was a successful Swiss banker who decided to rise up the ranks of French politics. He eventually reached the peak, becoming the Director of the Treasury of France. His econo...

Duties and rights in the thought of Giuseppe Mazzini

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In the Mazzinian sense, duties are not commandments. Duty means dià logos, dialogue. It posits a dialectical approach that welcomes different points of view, recognizes the dignity and legitimacy of ...

Analysis of Henry Fielding’s Novels

literariness.org
Henry Fielding’s (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) lasting achievements in prose fiction—in contrast to his passing fame as an essayist, dramatist, and judge—result from his development of crit...

George Eliot: The genius who scandalised society

bbc.com
A woman sits engrossed in her reading, long hair hanging loose at her shoulders, feet slung over the arm of a chair. However you imagine George Eliot, it’s probably not like this. The few existing p...

French writer Chateaubriand stirs row from beyond the tomb

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A literary case that went before the Paris law courts on Thursday will shed light on that curious legal question.Pascal Dufour, a lawyer whose family business goes back five generations, is being pros...

Some Poems of Al Ma'arri

humanistictexts.org
Get a glimpse into the poems of one of greatest of Arab poets - Abu Al-Ala Al-Ma'arri...

Vegetarian Poem from Al-Maarri

The Blind Arab poet Al Ma'arri was a true believer in veganism. For that, he wrote this poem: I no longer steal from NatureIf you are diseased in understanding and religionCome to me, so you may ...

Brothers Grimm fairy tales were never meant for kids

nationalgeographic.com
Folktales are as old as human civilization itself. A synthesis of the spoken and the scripted, a fusion of different accounts of the same story. The story of Cinderella, for example, appeared in ancie...

The Blasphemous Geologist Who Rocked Our Understanding of Earth’s Age

smithsonianmag.com
On a June afternoon in 1788, James Hutton stood before a rock outcropping on Scotland’s western coast named Siccar Point. There, before a couple of other members of the Scottish Enlightenment, ...

Who Was Harlen Bretz?

spokanehistorical.org
J Harlen Bretz, whose given name was Harley J. Bretz, was born in 1882 in Michigan. The oldest of five children, Bretz had an early interest in astronomy and the natural environment that surrounded hi...

How Inge Lehmann used earthquakes to discover the Earth’s inner core

vox.com
In the 1930s, seismologists faced a big mystery about the inner structure of the Earth. Today, on what would have been Danish seismologist Inge Lehmann's 127th birthday, it's a good time to appreciate...

Lyell: the man and his times

sp.lyellcollection.org
Born in Scotland at the end of the eighteenth century, Charles Lyell spent his early life in Hampshire in the midst of the kind of comfortable rural society described in Jane Austen’s novels. Influe...

Alfred Wegener and the continental drift

cosmosmagazine.com
The Earth Institute’s State of the Planet blog recently featured a story headlined “8 Surprising Facts About Marie Tharp, Mapmaker Extraordinaire”.   The institute, part of New Yo...

The Woman Who Found the Earth’s Inner Core

daily.jstor.org
Until 1936, scientists believed that the Earth’s core was one big molten sphere. The measurements of seismic waves taken by different observatories around the globe, however, just didn’t add up ma...

New Insights into Aristotle’s Ethics

tandfonline.com
The 2016 was the year marked by the 2,400th anniversary of the birth of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384–322 BCE). Along with his teacher Plato, Aristotle is the most prominent represent...

In Defense of Thoreau

theatlantic.com
Henry David Thoreau was an asshole, Kathryn Schulz tells us in an irresistibly polemical New Yorker essay. He was, in fact, a miserable asshole, a man of “pinched and selfish motives,” who was “...

Why Is Confucius Still Relevant Today? His Sound Bites Hold Up

nationalgeographic.com
He was hailed after his death as “The Uncrowned King,” a philosopher whose sound bites of wisdom became China’s handbook on government and its code of personal morality for thousands of years. B...

Everybody Hates Henry

newrepublic.com
In a prominent national magazine, there appeared an indictment of the late Henry D. Thoreau whose literary stock the indictment’s author judged to be grossly overvalued. It wasn’t just Thoreau’s...

Giordano Bruno: Martyr of Infinity

ru.nl
"There is more to it than meets the eyes". This popular saying readily comes to mind when one takes on the task of analysing or evaluating a film or movie. This is because a lot of things go into the ...

The Self-Deception Destroying Maxims of Francois de La Rochefoucauld

artofmanliness.com
I love a good maxim.The ability to encapsulate a profound truth or insight in as few words as possible is a talent I really admire. Such dense nuggets of wisdom are easy to digest and yet really get y...

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...

In God They Trust

slate.com
A small group of colonies manages to break away from a large empire in the closing years of the 18th century. The resulting state would probably be not much more than the Chile of the Northeast—a lo...

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet—St. Joseph: A Man after God’s Own Heart

catholicculture.org
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet was a seventeenth-century French theologian and bishop. During his life, he was highly regarded for that for which today he is still most remembered: his preaching. His style ...

Quakers: The faith forgotten in its hometown

bbc.com
It was the faith of two US presidents and several prominent UK industrialists, yet the origins of the Quaker religion are little known today by people living in the English town where it began. Howeve...

How would George Fox respond to terrorism?

friendsjournal.org
William Hanson’s excellent article "Police Power for Peace" (FJ Aug. 2004), brought to mind the thinking and views of George Fox on the use of violence by the state. Many Friends may be surprised to...

Why You Should Know Emanuel Swedenborg

huffpost.com
The 18th century Swedish scientist, traveller, statesman, and religious philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg is one of the most fascinating and least understood figures in western history. If people know of...

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...

Humphry Davy and the Voltaic Pile

uwaterloo.ca
Historically, the distinction between sodium and potassium was not made easily. Only gradually was it recognized that there was a difference between “plant alkali” (potash, potassium carbonate), o...

Influential Innovator: Ctesibius

thecompressedairblog.com
Almost 2,300 years ago during the rule of Ptolemy in ancient Egypt, revolutionary breakthroughs were being made in physics and mathematics. It was during this period that Erasthonese approximated the ...

Not Forgotten

nytimes.com
On March 10, 1876, Professor Alexander Graham Bell stood in a Boston boarding house holding a receiving device connected to a series of wires that ran into an adjacent room. There, his assistant, Thom...

Sir Humphry Davy used poetry and theatre to bring science to life

theconversation.com
Sir Humphry Davy fascinated rapturous crowds when he delivered his lectures in chemistry to the Royal Institution in London. In the late 1700s and early 1800s and in sumptuous surroundings, Davy would...

We Had No Idea What Alexander Graham Bell Sounded Like. Until Now

smithsonianmag.com
During the years I spent in the company of Alexander Graham Bell, at work on his biography, I often wondered what the inventor of the world’s most important acoustical device—the telephone—might...

Sir Humphry Davy on Platinum

technology.matthey.com
Sir Humphry Davy was born in Penzance on December 17th 1778 and to celebrate the bicentenary of his birth the Royal Institution, where he was Resident Professor from 1802 to 1813 and Honorary Professo...

Turgot and Condorcet: Progress, Reform and Revolution

historytoday.com
If they had done nothing else, Turgot and Condorcet would be remembered for their contributions to the ruling idea of the eighteenth century, the progress of mankind. Those who possessed this vision k...

Claude-Henri de Saint-Simon : Hierarchical Socialism?

ideas.repec.org
This paper puts forward some reflections on the fundamental issues of Saint-Simon’s vision of future society and on the event of Crédit Mobilier, a case of actual application of the theory, judged ...

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?

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...

Retrospectives: Edgeworth's Hedonimeter and the Quest to Measure Utility

aeaweb.org
In this article, I discuss some earlier debates about the foundations of utility and its measurement, focusing on the contributions of Francis Y. Edgeworth (1845-1926), a famous British economist who ...

The Life and Death of Lord Nelson: The Leader, the Patient, the Legend

sciencedirect.com
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is perhaps the most renowned naval commander, who allowed Britain to have dominion over the sea for 100 years after his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. He was able...

How the Unflinching Norman Schwarzkopf Became One Man’s Guiding Light

smithsonianmag.com
In 1966, an athletic and popular West Point junior-year cadet who preferred playing poker to his engineering studies was about to be kicked out of the prestigious military academy. The line ...

Death of Emperor Frederick II

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Death of Emperor Frederick II

Nelson urged mistress to give their baby girl 'new' smallpox vaccine

theguardian.com
He is best remembered as the one-armed hero who defeated Napoleon, rewrote the rules of naval warfare and died at sea, in battle, onboard HMS Victory.Now, the “chance discovery” of a 220-year-old ...

The Admiral Horatio Nelson

kagero.pl
Even as a child he reportedly said: “I will be a hero of the Providence allows”. She did, although he had to support her with ambition and courage. Thanks to these features he becam...

Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. commander in Gulf War, dies at 78

reuters.com
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., the hard-charging U.S. Army general whose forces smashed the Iraqi army in the 1991 Gulf War, has died at the age of 78, a U.S. official said on Thursday...

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...

On the Notebooks of Count Giacomo Leopardi

lareviewofbooks.org
IN THE HOT Italian summer, I think about Count Giacomo Leopardi, immured in the library of his father’s palazzo in the small town of Recanati in the provincial Marche, inland but within sight of the...

Hesiod and the Ancient Biographical Traditions

chs.harvard.edu
This presentation examines what is said about the life and times of the poet Hesiod in two sets of ancient sources. The first set is the actual poetry ascribed to Hesiod, primarily the Theogony and th...

Gerald Massey - Chartist, Poet, Radical and Freethinker

norwoodsociety.co.uk
Norwood has more than its share of famous people, but there will always be some who escape notice for one reason or another. Until now Gerald Massey is one who, in spite of living in South Norwood for...

Epilogue: Edmund Spenser and the Passing of Tudor Literature

oxfordhandbooks.com
This famous stanza from the proem to book 2 of The Faerie Queene announces Spenser's conception for his whole work. It is to be a ‘mirrhour’, not only for Elizabeth but for her ‘realmes’, Engl...

Dante and The Divine Comedy: He took us on a tour of Hell

bbc.com
“All hope abandon ye who enter here.”That’s the inscription on the gate to Hell in one of the first English translations of The Divine Comedy, by Henry Francis Cary, in 1814. You probably know i...

Louise and Andrew Carnegie: A Partnership

carnegiehall.org
Andrew Carnegie’s most trusted confidant was his wife, Louise. “I can’t imagine myself without Lou’s guardianship,” he often said. He didn’t make one decision without first asking “Lou...

Remembering Andrew Carnegie’s Legacy

americanlibrariesmagazine.org
The rise and resilience of our nation’s libraries is a unique phenomenon. Today, we so often take for granted the existence of free public libraries that their extraordinary history and significance...

How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy

npr.org
Andrew Carnegie was once the richest man in the world. Coming as a dirt poor kid from Scotland to the U.S., by the 1880s he'd built an empire in steel — and then gave it all away: $60 million to fun...

Thuanus: The Making of Jacques-Auguste de Thou

researchgate.net
This is an outstanding study of a crucial figure. Jacques-Auguste de Thou was a leading member of the Paris Parlement during the Wars of Religion. A Catholic of politique and Gallican rather than ultr...

The Search for Cleopatra

nationalgeographic.com
Where, oh where is Cleopatra? She's everywhere, of course—her name immortalized by slot machines, board games, dry cleaners, exotic dancers, and even a Mediterranean pollution-monitoring project. Sh...

Was Cleopatra Beautiful?

worldhistory.org
The idea that Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE), the famous last queen of ancient Egypt, owed her powerful position to her beauty persists. “The nose of Cleopatra: if it had been shorter, the whol...

Who Was Cleopatra?

smithsonianmag.com
The struggle with her teenage brother over the throne of Egypt was not going as well as Cleopatra VII had hoped. In 49 B.C., Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII—also her husband and, by the terms of their father's...

THE VIETNAM SYNDROME

vanityfair.com
To be writing these words is, for me, to undergo the severest test of my core belief—that sentences can be more powerful than pictures. A writer can hope to do what a photographer cannot: convey how...

HENRY ADAMS AND THE AGE OF GRANT

rbhayes.org
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 ...

Stephen Hawking: The book that made him a star

bbc.com
About famous book by Stephen Hawking

Lovers of Wisdom

nybooks.com
Poor Diogenes Laertius. He gets no respect. A “perfect ass”—“asinus germanus”—one nineteenth-century scholar called him. “Dim-witted,” said Nietzsche. An “ignoramus,” declared the ...

The Life of Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius

worldhistory.org
Diogenes of Sinope (c. 404-323 BCE) was a Greek Cynic philosopher best known for holding a lantern to the faces of the citizens of Athens claiming he was searching for an honest man. He was most likel...

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

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Stephen Hawking’s musings on life’s biggest mysteries

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.

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

nypost.com
Love-life of Hawking

Harriet Martineau (1802–1876), from Unitarianism to Agnosticism

journals.openedition.org
Harriet Martineau is best known for her journalistic contributions on a vast number of controversial issues that agitated the early and mid-Victorian period. Her many radical stances on such issues as...

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 ...

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...

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...

‘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...

Christopher M. Langan Interview

superscholar.org
Christopher Michael Langan lays legitimate claim to having the highest IQ of anyone in the United States. He is a scholar in the original sense of the word. Scholar in its Greek root refers to leisure...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Herman Hollerith’s Tabulating Machine

smithsonianmag.com
In 1890, the U.S. Government had a problem. With the nation’s population growing rapidly, hand-counting the results was proving impractical—the 1880 census took a full 7 years to tabulate. Policym...

The man who got rich on data - years before Google

bbc.com
Amazon, Alphabet, Alibaba, Facebook, Tencent - five of the world's 10 most valuable companies, all less than 25 years old - and all got rich, in their own ways, on data.No wonder it's become common to...

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...

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...

Chris Hirata *05: Studying the Far Side of the Final Frontier

paw.princeton.edu
Chris Hirata *05 has always been ahead of his time. In elementary school, he was doing calculus and advanced physics. At 14, when he was about to graduate from high school and begin college at Caltech...

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

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Who Was Casanova?

smithsonianmag.com
Purchased in 2010 for $9.6 million, a new record for a manuscript sale, the original version of Casanova’s erotic memoir has achieved the status of a French sacred relic. At least, gaining access to...

World's greatest lover Casanova was a secret medical expert who often helped women with their health problems

dailymail.co.uk
Giacomo Casanova, the most famous womaniser in history, was a secret medical expert who often helped 18th-century women with their health problems, a new study of his promiscuous memoirs suggests.The ...

The Pirate-y Life of Ferdinand Magellan

daily.jstor.org
From the start, it was hard to know whose side Ferdinand Magellan was on. Born in northern Portugal around 1480, Magellan, an orphaned son of lesser nobles, spent decades serving the Portuguese crown ...

Sir Francis Drake

historic-uk.com
Sir Francis Drake – to the Spanish, a wayward pirate; to the English, a hero. He could be considered a morally dubious hero in many ways, perhaps even a villain, but was still incredibly influential...

Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the Globe

worldhistory.org
The English mariner, privateer, and explorer Francis Drake (c. 1540-1596 CE) made his circumnavigation of the world between 1577 and 1580 CE. Only the second man to achieve this feat after the Po...

The Man Who Sailed the World

smithsonianmag.com
Ferdinand Magellan said he would finish the battle himself. After all, it was he who had ignored the warnings of his allied Philippine ruler, turned down the help of 1,000 neighboring natives and brou...

Creating the American Nation

loc.gov
George Washington, the commander in chief of the American Revolutionary Army, was the ever practical military leader, president of the Federal Constitutional Convention, and first president of the Uni...

The Dinosaur Discoverer

philanthropyroundtable.org
Jack Horner likes to break things. Precious things—like dinosaur bones, or the occasional 80-million-year-old egg.A lot of people think of a dinosaur bone “as a treasure, just the way it is,” he...

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...

Jack Horner, Evolving

montana.edu
Paleontologist Jack Horner will retire June 30 from Montana State University, but the internationally renowned professor will hardly slow down. Horner said he plans to continue his career indefinitely...

Down to Earth With: Jack Horner

earthmagazine.org
As one of the world’s most successful dinosaur hunters and a leader in the field of dinosaur growth and development, Jack Horner needs little introduction for paleontology enthusiasts. His first big...

The Canadian behind Henry Ford

archive.macleans.ca
Among the handful of men who can be credited with launching or triggering the staggering industrial development of North America since the turn of the century the name of James Couzens is seldom, if e...

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...

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...

What Can We Learn About Business from Henry Ford?

bidsketch.com
Henry Ford is one of the most famous businessmen of all time.American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, his foresight revolutionized the transportation industry and enabled many peo...

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...

How Christopher Wren Came to America

placesjournal.org
Every interaction with the past involves an alteration. 1 We transform and translate historical images, ideas, and artifacts, their material elements, contexts, and meanings, into ones we can understa...

Brunelleschi's Dome

nationalgeographic.com
In 1418 the town fathers of Florence finally addressed a monumental problem they’d been ignoring for decades: the enormous hole in the roof of their cathedral. Season after season, the winter rains ...

Filippo Brunelleschi the father of Renaissance Architecture

thecollector.com
Filippo Brunelleschi is most famous for his construction of Florence’s impressive Duomo. The story of how it came to be built is less well known, but reveals a lot about one of history’s most impo...

Spotlight: Sir Christopher Wren

archdaily.com
Sir Christopher Wren (20 October 1632 – 25 February 1723) is one the most significant architects in British history, and was a recognized astronomer, scholar, and physicist-mathematician. Wren was c...
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The great defender

theguardian.com
Eighty-five years ago, on 2 June 1924, during a blistering early summer in Chicago, a ravaged courtroom bruiser stepped into the future. Clarence Darrow, with his seamed face and stooped shoulders mak...
Law

Clarence Darrow Finally Returns to Dayton

online.ucpress.edu
When Clarence Darrow came to Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925 to help defend John Scopes in the famous “Monkey Trial,” he was greeted by religious signs, a religious town, religious prosecutors, and a r...
Law

Leibniz as legal scholar

scielo.org.za
These days, Leibniz is very famous for his contributions to philosophy, especially in the field of metaphysics, and to mathematics, especially for the invention of calculus and the binary numeral syst...
Law

Clarence Darrow: Jury Tamperer?

smithsonianmag.com
On a rainy night in Los Angeles in December 1911, Clarence Darrow arrived at the apartment of his mistress, Mary Field. They sat at the kitchen table, beneath a bare overhead light, and she watched wi...
Law

Montesquieu’s Popular Science

thenewatlantis.com
Montesquieu would make most everyone’s top-ten list of political philosophers, but he is not prominent in the ranks of natural philosophers. Following the lead of the American Founders, who referred...
Law

Imagining the Rule of Law: Rereading the Grotian ‘Tradition’

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International law exists in the slippery zone between abstract speculation on binding principles and realistic deference to power. The position of Hugo Grotius as ‘father’ of international law, th...
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Harriet Martineau
An English social theorist and Whig writer often seen as the first female sociologist.
Frederick Rossini
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Frederick Rossini
An American thermodynamicist noted for his work in chemical thermodynamics.
Diodorus Siculus
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Diodorus Siculus
A genius historian from ancient Greece known for his universal history work Bibliotheca Historica.
Callimachus
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Callimachus
Architect and sculptor working in the second half of the 5th century BC.
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François Quesnay
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss' 241st Birthday Honored With a Google Doodle. Here's What to Know about the Mathematician A German mathematician, physicist and astronomer, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss rose from humble origins to become one of the world’s greatest minds.Born in 1777 in Brunswick, then part of the Holy Roman Empire, Gauss was the only child of poor parents who had received little or no formal education. His mother was illiterate. But when Gauss started school at age seven, he was quickly recognized as a child prodigy who could solve complex math problems in his head.While still a teenager, Gauss became the first person to prove the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity, a math theory to dete...
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Richard Dean: The Value of Humanity in Kant’s Moral Theory
The Value of Humanity in Kant’s Moral Philosophy is a critical exploration of the core themes in Kant’s ethics, namely, the notions of humanity, dignity, good will, autonomy and end-in-itself. There is no gainsaying that Kant’s humanity thesis, which is the bedrock for which this book was written, appears to stand out among the other two formulations—The Universal Law of Nature Formulation and the Autonomy Formulation. Most commentators seem to allude to this fact in that the humanity thesis seems logically attractive and appeals to our intuitions, and it is the grounds for all normative th...
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Back to Balzac
Most sightseers who venture into Paris’ chic, residential Passy neighborhood go there to admire the quarter’s lavish Art Nouveau buildings that have risen up in between the typical bourgeois Haussmannian constructions of the latter half of the 19th century. If they make their way to Rue Raynouard, however, they will come upon an unexpected and picturesque anomaly: a modest, late 18th-century country house and garden–one of the last traces of the old village of Passy. They may be puzzled that such an unpretentious house has survived more than a century of real estate speculation, especially ...
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Why has this Nobel winner been ignored for 30 years?
In 1980, soon after Pakistani professor Abdus Salam was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to developing the theory of electroweak unification in particle physics, he was invited to a ceremony at the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad.Few at the time expected the decision would backfire.But it did, and the reason was because of sectarian hatred unleashed by a 1974 law that declared the Ahmadi community - to which Dr Salam belonged - as non-Muslim....
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Tribute Pays To Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim
Arfa Karim Randhawa was born on 2nd February 1995 in the city of Faisalabad. Arfa passed the MCP test in 2004 and won the title of “World’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional.” She had also received numerous national awards in Pakistan like Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in the field of Science and Technology, Salam Pakistan Youth Award, and President’s award for Pride and Performance, etc.Arfa had represented the country at numerous international platforms. This youngest IT expert had achieved all levels of geniuses at such a young age. The co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates invite...
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