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Nov 1999 American Heritage magazine.
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Education - Colin Powell - One Minute Read • Humane Leadership - Colin Powell - One Minute Read • Forerunner of Copernicus�Forgotten Nicole Oresme • The Myth of the Falling Apple • The First Oil Fountains of Pennsylvania • �The Logic of Elfland� by G.K. Chesterton • Professor Croftly�s Crime (1879) • What We Owe the Trees (1882) • The Indiana Pi Bill, 1897 • Animal Cruelty? No! Piccard “Defanged” a Rosebush, Not a Dog! (1933) • The Mystery of Srinivasa Ramanujan's Illness • The “Dancing” Statue Atop the Capitol Dome • The Origin of the Word Chemistry • Theodore Roosevelt - Naturalist • Helium Gas Well in Kansas • Origin of the Build a Better Mousetrap Quotation • The Truth About the Truth Serum • Tobacco and the Diseases it Produces - written in 1878 • The English Channel Telegraph Cable • The Origin of the Submarine • Franklin's Kite Experiment With Modern Apparatus • Muir of the Mountains • Jefferson as a Man of Science • Some Chemistry in the Science of Halloween Last Century • Did Shakespeare Anticipate Newton on Gravitation • How Was It Made a Century Ago - Money • Astronomic Grandeur • The History of the Propeller Beanie and the Ultimate Propeller-Head • Poets' and Novelists' Anticipations of Science • Who Invented the Sewing Machine? • Richard Feynman on the French Curve - A Reflection on “Thinking Inside the Box.” ...(more)
Richard Feynman: It is the facts that matter, not the proofs. Physics can progress without the proofs, but we can't go on without the facts ... if the facts are right, then the proofs are a matter of playing around with the algebra correctly. ...(more by Feynman)
Marie Curie • Winston Churchill • Galileo Galilei • Sigmund Freud • Robert Bunsen • Thomas Edison • Louis Pasteur • Theodore Roosevelt • Abraham Lincoln • Ronald Reagan • Leonardo DaVinci • Karl Popper • Johann Goethe • Benjamin Franklin • Robert Oppenheimer • Charles Kettering ... (more people)
Blood: Ancient stars in their death throes spat out atoms like iron which this universe had never known. ... Now the iron of old nova coughings vivifies the redness of our blood. — Howard Bloom ...(more on Blood)
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Research is a State of Mind • A Veterinarian “Shoes” a Horseless Carriage • Orukter Amphibolos • Lady of the Lamp • An Idea Explodes • R-A-D-A-R • A Man Who Groped in the Dark • Christmas Lecturer • The Crown Jewels • George Washington - Patriot, Statesman and Scientist • From Cocoon to Test Tube • Purple Dye, Sun Glasses and Malaria ... (more stories)
One fine evening the former merchant had a streak of luck. A substance, white as snow, settled at the bottom of his retort. It burned quickly, forming thick asphyxiating fumes. And the strangest thing was that it glowed in the dark. The cold light it gave off was so bright that Brand could read his ancient alchemical treatises by it (for him these treatises had now taken the place of business letters and receipts). (complete story)
How the Inert Gases Stopped Being Inert • The Icicle's Secrets • Mortality and Immortality in the World of Elements • On the Track of False Suns • Little Stories from Archeology • A Hymn to Modern Alchemists • Element Register • Lightning and Tortoises • How to Make a Tortoise Go Like "Lightning" and Vice Versa • How Chemistry Made Friends with Electricity • Enemy Number One... • ...And How to Fight It • A Luminous Jet • The Sun as Chemist ... (more stories)