The Profile of Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Born in 1791, Charles Babbage was a mathematician, English polymath, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer. He was credited with introducing and inventing the concept of the digital programmable computer. He was also termed “father of the computer” by some and credited for inventing the first mechanical computer, the Difference Engine.  Even though … Read more

The Profile of Benjamin Franklin

A portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin aka “The Founding Father of America” was a scientist, writer, postmaster, and Freemason, etc. As a scientist, he made several significant inventions and discoveries that remain relevant to date. On the educational side, he is credited for founding many organizations such as the University of Pennsylvania.  As a politician, he … Read more

The Profile of Carl Linnaeus

Roslin Alexander:Carl von Linné, 1707-1778.Grh 1053

Carl Linnaeus was a Swedish zoologist, botanist, physician, and taxonomist. He is known for several important contributions amongst which the formalization of binomial nomenclature is the most famous along with modern taxonomy. Infact, he is also known as the “father of modern taxonomy”. Linnaeus spent most of his life traveling and exploring … Read more

What are Dirty Thunderstorms and When Do They Appear?

showing volcanic lightning above Mount Rinjani eruption.

A dirty thunderstorm is a rare and awe-inspiring phenomenon caused by powerful volcanic eruptions. Bolts of lightning shoot out of an erupting volcano in a dirty thunderstorm, making it one of nature’s most terrifying yet breathtaking spectacle to witness. More than two hundred cases of volcanic lightning have been documented over the … Read more

How Did the Spanish Flu Influence the Modern World?

Image showing Seattle police officers wearing white cloth face masks during the Spanish flu pandemic

Ever since Adam set foot on the ground, infectious diseases have traversed the earth, accompanying mankind everywhere it went. From the Antonine Plague to the novel CoronaVirus, numerous deadly outbreaks have occurred throughout the course of history, ravaging humanity and laying waste to countless lives.  However, when flipping through the pages of … Read more

History of Cigarettes

cigarette stick

Wherever you look outside, there will always be a person that is smoking a cigarette. This smaller and thinner version of the cigar is so popular that more than 1 billion people are smoking it in different countries around the world. While there have been many warnings and safer alternatives implemented on … Read more

How Can Biotechnology Be Dangerous for Humanity?

robot and human in a code matrix

Biotechnology can be traced back to the early ages of the human race. Our previous generations played an essential role in generating agricultural innovation, using human-made methods for cultivating crops and domestic animals. The way vaccines were invented, and antibiotics were discovered was all possible because of the technology of bioengineering. After … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Francium

the different elements in the periodic table

Francium, a chemical element with the symbol “Fr” and atomic number 87, is known as one of the rarest elements on Earth, mainly due to the fact that scientists are still unable to produce or obtain a sufficient amount of this element for application purposes. Francium is the second-most electropositive element behind … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Oganesson

Yuri Oganessian

Oganesson, with the symbol “Og” and atomic number 118 in the periodic table, is one of the recently discovered elements on Earth. However, unlike most elements, oganesson is created synthetically, and up to this day, its chemical properties remain unknown. The first chemist who discovered oganesson stated that it is a noble … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Iridium

sample of iridium

Iridium, a chemical element with the atomic number 77 and the symbol “Ir” and in the periodic table, is regarded as one of the rarest elements on Earth because of how difficult it is to obtain and how scarce it is on the planet’s crust. This element is a hard and brittle … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Technetium

technetium-99m generator

Technetium, with the atomic number 43 and symbol “Tc,” is regarded as the first-ever artificially-produced element, although there are a few isotopes of technetium that are naturally occurring.  It is also the lightest element on Earth, and all of its isotopes are radioactive. For its naturally-occurring isotopes, they are typically produced through … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Osmium

sample of osmium

Regarded as one of the rarest elements on Earth, Osmium, with the symbol “Os” and atomic number 76 in the periodic table, is a hard and brittle metal that has a bluish-white color. This element belongs in the platinum group and is considered as the densest naturally occurring element with a calculated … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Rhodium

sample of rhodium

Rhodium, with the symbol “Rh” and atomic number 45 in the periodic table, is a chemical element that is considered as one of the rarest on Earth. This element belongs to the noble metal category, which means that it is highly resistant to corrosion, oxidation, and rust. However, despite being corrosion-resistant, rhodium … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Astatine

periodic table puzzle

Astatine, with the symbol “At” and atomic number 85 in the periodic table, is one of the rarest elements on Earth, and some experts are even stating that it is the rarest naturally occurring element on the planet. Its rarity, while mostly being attributed to its scarcity on Earth, is also brought … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Berkelium

the 60-inch cyclotron used to synthesize berkelium

Berkelium is an element found in the periodic table that has the symbol “Bk” and atomic number 97. This element is a member of two element series, namely actinide and transuranium, and it is also the fifth transuranium element discovered by scientists after neptunium, plutonium, curium, and americium. Because there was only … Read more

The Interesting Discovery of Protactinium

periodic table

Protactinium, formerly known as protoactinium, is a rare chemical element with the atomic number 91 and the symbol “Pa” in the periodic table. This element is known to emit a silver-gray luster that can often stay in the air for a short period. One of its isotopes, namely protactinium-231, has a half-life … Read more

Where Can I Get The Best IPTV Subscription?

Where Can I Get The Best IPTV Subscription

It’s a time where you are leading a full-blown online life! Or, maybe a partially online oriented life. Either way, with the internet on all the gadgets we are gradually cutting off the separate outlays for entertainment. Just think about the time you spend on YouTube rather than on other platforms for … Read more

The History of Cable Technology

remote control for television

Cable TV has been more popular and reliable than broadcast TV since the 1990s mainly because it provides clearer reception and more channels. Cable television has better reception due to the fact that it receives radio frequency (RF) signals that go through coaxial cables, which are a more stable connection for receiving … Read more

The History of Color TV

vintage color TV

There was a time in history when TV sets did not have color. People were still entertained by watching black-and-white television shows, but producers and directors weren’t able to showcase their concepts or ideas properly since they couldn’t showcase the colors they use in the studio to the television screen. Thankfully, color … Read more

How Were Antibiotics Discovered?

antibiotic pills

Bacteria are living almost everywhere, as they can be on the kitchen table, on your bed, or even on your clothes. There are a few bacteria that are considered “good” or are beneficial to our health, but there are more variants that are “bad,” which can cause minor to severe illnesses in … Read more

The Strange Theory of the Homunculus

the term homunculus was coined by Paracelsus

There have been many strange and peculiar theories that have been developed and studied over the years, but one of the most popular theories is the one involving a creature called the homunculus. The homunculus is a small human-like creature with body parts that resemble those found in a person, although it … Read more

What Were Darwinist Fairies?

Charles Darwin

The birth or creation of humans has been a subject of debate for many years, with scientists formulating different theories as to how we came to be. The most popular out of all those theories is the theory of evolution, wherein our species, Homo sapiens, was naturally developed a result of the … Read more

The Strange and Unusual Blood Falls of Antarctica

The Strange and Unusual Blood Falls of Antarctica

You’ve probably seen a dozen waterfalls in your lifetime, but have you seen one that pours blood? Well, it is not technically blood, but the Blood Falls found in the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica is made up of red-colored water that had remained peculiar for researches for a number of years before … Read more

Venezuela’s Strange and Unusual Catatumbo Lightning

Catatumbo lightning

Most of us grew up being taught that lightning never strikes the same place twice. However, it turns out that Mother Nature proves that this saying is untrue. There is a place in Venezuela where a specific spot on a particular lake attracts about 1.2 million lightning bolts every year. That means … Read more

Greatest Medical Discoveries in History

surgery that requires anesthesia

Disease has been one of the main causes of human deaths in history, but the number of people being affected by it is slowly diminishing due to the advancements in medicine and healthcare. Of course, these advancements would not be able to exist without the extensive research and testing done by doctors … Read more

Amazing Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented by Children

Amazing Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by Children

Children are naturally curious beings. However, some children turn their curiosity, along with with their creativity, playful imagination, and enterprising attitude, into amazing inventions! It proves that smart ideas do not have to be confined by age. Check out some of the everyday things that were invented by the 18-and-under set. You … Read more

Amazing Ancient Greek Scientists

Galen dissecting a monkey

The time of the ancient Greeks was full of scientific discoveries and inventions that are still relevant to this day, as most of the modern inventions that we are currently utilizing now may have been improved versions of machines or apparatuses that were created in ancient Greece. It is speculated that the … Read more

The Amazing History of the Space Shuttle

It was 2011 when NASA launched the last space shuttle, the Atlantis, into space, effectively ending the Space Shuttle Program the same year. After many years of no newly-built space shuttle in the areas owned by NASA, it is safe to say that the program is gone for good. Nonetheless, the organization … Read more

The History of the IBM Personal Computer

Almost every household around the world has at least one desktop computer or laptop, as the computer is now considered one of the most important devices to have at home. The computer does a variety of tasks and functions, it can be used to write homework or even office work, and it … Read more

Learn About the Amazing Ancient Scientists of India

A statue of Aryabhata

A statue of Charaka in India: Modern life has been shaped by several historical achievements, with the field of science playing some of the most important parts. There are several areas within science, of course, but the fact remains that scientists are undoubtedly among the most influential people in history. Many people … Read more