ISAAC NEWTON, SIR

The English mathematician and natural philosopher Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)…

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ANTON VAN LEEUWENHOEK

Anton van Leeuwenhoek was born in the town of Delft,…

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AUGUSTE PICCARD

Few men of science have ventured so high into the…

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BENJAMIN THOMPSON / COUNT RUMFORD

What is heat?  The question today is a relatively simple…

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BLAISE PASCAL

Blaise Pascal Mechanical aids to calculating, such as the abacus…

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CHARLES DARWIN

It is probably true to say that no scientific publication…

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JAMES HUTTON

In the year 1658 the Primate of Ireland, Archbishop Ussher,…

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JOSEPH PRIESTLEY

Joseph Priestley was born near Leeds in 1733 and worked…

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LOUIS DE BROGLIE

During the last three hundred years scientists have spent a…

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ROBERT KOCH

Alone, bearded figure sits at a bench in his laboratory,…

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MARCELLO MALPIGHI

Marcello Malpighi was born in 1628, the son of a…

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FREDERICK GOWLAND HOPKINS, SIR

By the end of the nineteenth century it was known…

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HUMPHRY DAVY, SIR

The danger of fire and explosion in coal and other…

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JAMES DEWAR, SIR

Most homes possess a Thermos flask, used for keeping tea…

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NIELS BOHR

When a solid material is heated it becomes incandescent, that…

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WILLIAM PERKIN

A Number of important discoveries have been made by accident.…

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OTTO VON GUERICKE

Otto von Guericke was an amateur scientist. But for his…

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Although he is chiefly remembered as an American statesman, Benjamin…

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HENRI BECQUEREL

Antoine Henri Becquerel was born in Paris in 1852 into…

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JOHN DALTON

The theory that all matter is made of very small…

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MICHAEL FARADAY

Michael Faraday is one of the great names of British…

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IVAN PETROVITCH PAVLOV

Human beings and other animals are born with certain abilities…

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JOHANNES KEPLER

Johann Kepler (1571 – 1630) was a German astronomer and…

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JOSEPH BLACK

The difference between temperature and heat is now well established…

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ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL

One of the highest honours which can be conferred upon…

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ROBERT WILHELM BUNSEN

In the 19th – century Germany a kind of scientific…

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LUIGI GALVANI

The best known scientists are usually the men who discover…

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JOSEPH LOUIS GAY-LUSSAC

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac is best known for putting forward the…

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WILLIAM HERSCHEL

William Herschel lived at a time when interest in astronomy…

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THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY

Born in London in 1825, Thomas Henry Huxley was destined…

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ANTOINE LAVOISIER

Three Hundred years ago even the most learned of scientists…

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CARL LINNAEUS

As a naturalist Carl Linnaeus,  must rank second only to…

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PERCIVAL LOWELL

Percival Lowell firmly believed that life existed on the planet…

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Max Planck

By the end of the nineteenth century it was thought…

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Carl Wilhelm Scheele

In the 44 years of Carl Wilhelm Scheeles (pronounced Shay-ler)…

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Adam Sedgwick

For hundreds of millions of years the rocks of North…

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JAMES SIMPSON, SIR

Few operation, however minor, are undertaken today without some form…

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