James Clerk Maxwell may not have invented the first electromagnet. But, he was the first person to finally prove the relationship between electricity and magnetism using math, unifying the two theories and allowing for much faster advancement.
Today, we know DNA is where we get our traits. We know we inherit our DNA from our parents, and that our DNA contains genes. We know that we can sequence DNA to learn about what genes we have, as READ MORE
As world news about the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, society’s collective knowledge and interest in viruses has increased. But who discovered the first virus? How did they know what to look for? Why are viruses so good at what READ MORE
It might be likely that civilizations eventually develop large spherical shells that can catch all of the light emitted from their stars – an idea famously credited to the late Freeman Dyson.
This is the story of how scientists first discovered that oxygen was a thing, in the 1700s. One of our writers did some digging into the original French language publication as well as some other sources and pieced it together for your reading pleasure!