The Discovery of Radioactivity – That Time the Sun Didn’t Shine In Paris

On this day, 121 years ago, Henri Becquerel opened the drawer where he kept his photographic plates and realized his experiments took an unexpected turn.

How Do Most People Do Mathematics?

This article was originally published on Ciennce. Mathematics is an important part of modern society. Science and engineering are hard to imagine without mathematics, and...

What Did Viking Music Sound Like?

Did the Vikings have music? The Germanic Scandinavians of the Viking Age (c. 793-1066), often called “Vikings” for the part of their population that went...

Everyday Life in a Sex Tourism Town

What is it like to live in an international sex tourism town?

The Discovery of DNA Structure – Who Stayed in the Shadows of a Nobel?

In 1962, the Nobel Prize of Medicine was given to Watson, Crick and Wilkins, for their finding of the double-helical structure of the DNA molecule. But who were the scientists overshadowed by the names of Watson and Crick?