In 1664, Robert Hooke—a pioneering member of the Royal Society and lead scientific thinker of his day—decided to investigate the mechanisms involved in breathing. In his laboratory, he strapped a stray dog to his table. Then, taking his scalpel, he proceeded to slice the terrified animal’s chest off so he could peer inside the thoracic...
Kiva Ford makes his living in the centuries-old art of glassblowing, but with a modern twist, working with the American Scientific Glassblowers Society. As a member of the ASGS, Ford creates the custom glassware that scientists need... Read Post
From Today In Science History:In 1667, a classic paleontological paper by Nicolaus Steno was published by the Royal Society, London. His topic, Head of a shark dissected, represented the first such scientific paper to recognise that... Read Post