1687 - Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
1951 - William Shockley invents the junction transistor.
1996 - Birth of Dolly, first cloned mammal. Dolly died in 2003 and now resides at the Royal Museum of Scotland (above)
1998 - Japan launches a probe to Mars…
1898 - Marie and Pierre Curie announce the discovery of a new element and proposed to call it polonium.
1635 - Robert Hooke, English scientist
1720 - Gilbert White, English ornithologist
1853 - Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1937 - Roald Hoffman, Polish-born…
The Telegraph has a list up of the top fifty "best cult books," a category they describe as:
the sort of book that people wear like a leather jacket or carry around like a totem. The book that rewires your head: that turns you on to psychedelics; makes you want to move to Greece; makes you a…
I'm still grading, but Bikemonkey tagged me on a book meme and I really want to cross something off my to-do list tonight, so here it is.
The rules: books you've read in bold and books you started but never quite finished in italics. (In that latter category, I'll include books from which I've…