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Jun. 29, 2012

Alan Turing at 100

A look at the man who helped create the modern world--and was promptly forgotten by it.

alan turing, computers, computing, mathematics, numbers, code, math, cryptography

Jul. 06, 2007

New Biography Focuses On Einstein's Creativity

Why does Einstein, who died more than 50 years ago, continue to fascinate us?

einstein, franklin, isaacson

Jan. 02, 2009

The Invention of Air

Take a breath and think of scientist-theologian Joseph Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen.

oxygen, air, history of science

Jun. 05, 2009

Newton and the Counterfeiter

Isaac Newton is known as one of the world's greatest scientists, developing the three laws that define the way motion works. But did you know that he had a second life fighting crime?

newton, physics, history, levenson

Dec. 10, 2010

Science Sees Further

A new collection of essays looks at the contributions of the Royal Society to scientific knowledge.

royal society, england, britain

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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