Scientific Ideas That Seemed Crazy at the Time

By its very nature, science seeks to challenge. It asks brave questions, and comes up with answers that may seem ridiculous. Sometimes, those answers are not ridiculous, but become part of common knowledge, accepted by all. Here are just some of those ideas: 1) The Earth being round The ancient Greeks were the first to […]

Learn How Gravity Works — Again, as an Adult

I went to a science center exhibit a few weeks ago that had you step on a scale and it showed you how much you weighed on planet Earth (wake-up call that I need to return to the gym), followed by what you’d weigh on each of the other planets. The interactive exhibit explained that […]

Universcale – From the Nanoworld to the Universe

Nikon’s Universcale: From the Nanoworld to the Universe – The worlds we measure using our infinite yardstick. ‘We are able to view all entities, from the microworld to the universe, from a single perspective. By setting them up against a scale, we are able to compare and understand things which cannot be physically compared. Today, […]

Brain Man Videos

Brain Man on 60 Minutes via Yahoo News. ‘Meet Daniel Tammet, a 27 year-old math and memory wizard. He can do things with numbers that will truly amaze you. He is a savant. . . with a difference. Unlike most savants, he shows no obvious mental disability, and most importantly, he can describe his own […]

About Ferrian Adrià and Molecular Gastronomy

Ferran Adrià, Molecular Gastronomist—Who, Me?. ‘Most people know Ferran Adrià as food’s preeminent futurist, the godfather of foam and other gastronomic advances, a mad Catalonian scientist who spends half the year cloistered away in his culinary lab and the other half making culinary history at El Bulli. But when he and nine like-minded compatriots came […]