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On This Day 1968, Lise Meitner, born November 7, 1878, Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now in Austria] died.Austrian-born physicist who shared the Enrico Fermi Award (1966) with the chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann for their joint research that led to the discovery of uranium fission. After receiving her doctorate at... Continue Reading →

In Focus: Kabul 1879

With everything that happens in Afghanistan these days I remembered that long time ago I saw a photo-panorama of fortress of Bala Hissar. I'm disgusted by us, humans. Seems there's no evolution in our thinking or in the way we... Continue Reading →

Wear a mask or…

On This Day - 1918 Spanish flu kills 21,000 people in the US in a single week.Wear a mask or go to jail!! Interesting photo...perhaps people back then had a few extra neurons. Wear a mask or... DIE.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020: Discovery of Hepatitis C virus

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus. This year's Nobel... Continue Reading →

Annie and John Glenn Arrive for the Gemini IV Flight

Annie and John Glenn arrive at the Mission Control Center for the Gemini IV launch on June 4, 1965. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth.  Glenn's wife Annie, who passed away May 19, 2020, was an advocate for people... Continue Reading →

April 25 is reserved to Francis Crick, James Watson & Rosalind Franklin

On this day 1953 Francis Crick, James Watson & Rosalind Franklin's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine. American biologist James Watson and British physicist Francis Crick came up with their famous model of the... Continue Reading →

April 21 is reserved to Hans Christian Ørsted

On this day, 1820, danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted is the first to identify electromagnetism, when he observes a compass needle. He showed by experiment that an electric current flowing through a wire could move a nearby magnet. The discovery... Continue Reading →

April 20, 1902 -Marie and Pierre Curie isolate radium

On April 20, 1902, Marie and Pierre Curie successfully isolate radioactive radium salts from the mineral pitchblende in their laboratory in Paris. In 1898, the Curies discovered the existence of the elements radium and polonium in their research of pitchblende.... Continue Reading →

April 15, 1912 – Titanic sinks

At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship, which carried 2,200 passengers and crew, had struck an iceberg two and half hours... Continue Reading →

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