Amazing Things We’ve Learned From 800 Ancient Skull Surgeries
The practice of trepanation was surprisingly successful and was seen more often during the Inca heyday due to the weapons used in war.
May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
4977 BC Universe Is Created, According To Kepler - April 27
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories expla...
Photographic Plates of the Stars, Taken by Edwin Hubble, George Ellery Hale, Walter Baade, and More
On a clear Christmas morning atop Mount Wilson, before the first tentacles of dawn struck the Los Angeles sprawl 5,700 feet below,…
Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe? New Study Says Yes
When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent research, they very likely brought back something else.
The Biggest Mystery In Mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki And The Impenetrable Proof
A Japanese mathematician claims to have solved one of the most important problems in his field. The trouble is, hardly anyone can work out whether he's right. Sometime on the morning of 30 August 201...
The Mechanical Chess Player That Unsettled the World
At the dawn of that decade, an inventor by the name of Wolfgang von Kempelen debuted his latest creation in Vienna: A chess-playingautomaton made for Habsburg Archduchess Maria Theresa. Known initiall...
Jenner Tests Smallpox Vaccine - May 14, 1796
Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the world’s first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox, a disease that had killed millions of people over the c...
Pi Day Hits a Milestone That Comes Only Once a Century: 3/14/15
Pi Day was dreamed up 27 years ago to celebrate 3.14 on 3/14, but this year the geek dial is being turned up to 15 — as in 3/14/15. And this'll be the only year until 2115 that you can turn the dial u...
Dentistry, a Painful Story
The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) has yielded evidence of dentistry being practiced as far back as 7000 BC. IVC sites in Pakistan indicate that this earliest form of dentistry involved curing tooth ...
Periodic Table of Elements - Chemistry: A Volatile History - BBC Four
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science More about this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qck1t Professor Al-Khalili looks at the 19th century chemists who st...
History of metallurgy
By adding Tin to Copper early humans create the worlds first alloy - Bronze. This metal is much harder and doesn't lose its edge as quickly as copper does wh...
History of astronomy
Official trailer of the PBS documentary 400 Years of the Telescope. Available for purchase from ShopPBS.org or Apple iTune. Stream on Netflix.com.
History of medicine
Who was the first to perform surgery? Take a look back in history with this Medical Milestone!
History of physics
The story behind 'The Quest for the Higgs'. In 1999 my father Martinus Veltman won the Nobel Prize in physics and quite quickly it became apparent that I had...
History of astronomy
Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with its origins in the religious, mythological, cosmological, calendrical, and astrological beliefs and practices of pre-his...
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History of biology
The history of biology traces the study of the living world from ancient to modern times. Although the concept of biology as a single coherent field arose in the 19th century, the biological sciences ...
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History of chemistry
The history of chemistry represents a time span from ancient history to the present. By 1000 BC, civilizations used technologies that would eventually form the basis to the various branches of chemist...
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History of computer science
The history of computer science began long before the modern discipline of computer science that emerged in the 20th century, and hinted at in the centuries prior. The progression, from mechanical inv...
History of mathematics
The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical method...
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History of medicine
This article deals with medicine as practiced by trained professionals from ancient times to the present. The ancient Egyptians, Ancient Indians, had a system of medicine that was advanced for its ti...
History of physics
Physics (from the Ancient Greek φύσις physis meaning "nature") is the fundamental branch of science that developed out of the study of nature and philosophy known, until around the end of the 19th cen...
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Calamine brass
Calamine brass is brass produced by a particular alloying technique using the zinc ore calamine directly, rather than first refining it to metallic zinc. Zinc smelting is difficult and the pure metal...
Amazing Things We’ve Learned From 800 Ancient Skull Surgeries
The practice of trepanation was surprisingly successful and was seen more often during the Inca heyday due to the weapons used in war.