Why We Have Gadgets: Electromagnetism James Clerk Maxwell 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.

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.

How did we discover the first virus? The recovery of the cause of tobacco mosaic disease by Dimitri Ivanovsky eventually lead to the discovery of the first virus.

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

Looking Back on Dyson Spheres It might be possible 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.

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.

O, the Drama! The discovery of oxygen How oxygen’s controversial discovery dismantled the phologiston era and changed science forever

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!