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Ada Lovelace Day – Celebrating Women in STEM

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and to increase their profile in STEM. Founded in 2009 by Suw Charman...

Episode 3 | Alexander von Humboldt, a scientist you’ve never heard of

You may have heard of the Humboldt Current and of the the Humboldt Penguins but you probably don’t know after whom they were named. Today we feature a very influential scientist that you may nev...

Episode 2 | Turning CO2 into rocks

Climate change is perhaps the most pressing issue currently facing humanity. We are aware of the damage our unplanned and unsustainable use of fossil fuels has wreaked on every aspect of our lives. Ne...

Human computers

Fantastic Women Series – NASA’s Computers

One small step for a man, a giant push from the women behind him – How a group of unsung women heroes helped NASA achieve its goal of putting a man on the moon. On July 16, 1969, NASA launched Apollo ...

Nikola Tesla

Born #OTD – Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. He was of Serbian nationality and was born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire(modern-day Croatia).  He was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and f...

fantastic women in science

Fantastic Women Series – Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

The fact that the Sun and other stars are primarily composed of hydrogen and helium is a fact that anyone with any interest in astronomy knows. It is an established fact. What most people don’t know i...

confirmation of einstein's theory of relativity, solar eclipse

A Total Solar Eclipse 100 Years Ago Proved Einstein’s General Relativity

In 1919, English astronomers Arthur Eddington and Frank Dyson organized expeditions to the island of Principe off the west coast of Africa and to Sobral, Brazil, respectively, to see if Einstein was r...

darwin's tree of life evolution

Endless forms, most beautiful — Darwin and On the Origin of Species

159 years ago, on November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published his work: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; an account of the greatest story ever told — that of evolution by natura...

pale blue dot

Happy Carl Sagan Day — The Voyagers and the Pale Blue Dot

It was the year 1977 and just eight years after human beings had landed on the moon that another epic journey began. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are robotic probes launched in 1977, whose primary mission ...