1831 - James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
1633 - Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer
1796 - Nicolas LÃ©onard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician
1899 - Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician
1907 - Frank Whittle, English inventor of the jet engine.
I had to laugh when I saw FDA was warning consumers in Puerto Rico that some hand sanitizers had high levels of bacteria (Burkholderia cepacia) that can cause serious infections. It's not really funny of course, except that one of the hand sanitizers was called “MD Quality Hand Sanitizer” (the…
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving - we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
Recently i have been browsing through a book called What About Darwin?, which is a collection of quotations from various worthies regarding -- surprise! -- Charles Darwin. One that jumped out at me was a statement from Calvin Coolidge. This is from a letter he wrote to his father:
I see [Oliver…