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Today in Science (0825)


1609Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.

1894Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.

1981Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn

1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, at the time the outermost planet in the Solar System.


1561Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer

1841Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss medical researcher; Nobel Prize laureate

1900Hans Adolf Krebs, German physician and biochemist; Nobel Prize laureate

1903Árpád Élő, Hungarian physicist

1916 – Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist; Nobel Prize laureate

1928Herbert Kroemer, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate


1822William Herschel, German-born astronomer

1867Michael Faraday, English scientist

1908Henri Becquerel, French physicist, Nobel laureate

1956Alfred Kinsey, American zoologist and sexologist


  1. #1 Gene Goldring
    August 25, 2007

    I have no scientific background other than an interest in what science has accomplished and I applaud all credible scientists and researchers. (scienceblogs is full of the people I want helping to secure our future.)

    I did a little reading on “1956 – Alfred Kinsey, American zoologist and sexologist”.

    He’s been vindicated and turned into a monster. How is his work looked at today after all the controversy? Was there any truth of what Judith Reisman claimed? (Didn’t seem like it to me)

    I found lots on the Kinsey Institute re-evaluating his claims and coming up with relatively the same data.

    What is the truth? What is smear? Is there “the straight dope” on this man and his research?


  2. #2 Gene Goldring
    August 31, 2007

    I thought for sure I would get something?

  3. #3 John Lynch
    August 31, 2007

    I don’t know anything about Kinsey. Sorry.

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