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A list of Isaac Newton’s sins

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In 1662 when he was 19 years old, Isaac Newton sat down to a fresh notebook and wrote out a list of the sins he’d committed “before and after Whitsunday of that year”. They included: Eating an apple at Thy house Making a mousetrap on...Show More Summary

The rise and fall of Bitcoin

THE great Sir Isaac Newton may have revolutionised our knowledge of the world but he still had his blind spots. He was sucked into the great mania of his day, the South Sea Bubble (pictured) and lost a lot of money. “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people,” he ruefully reflected.

Letters: Great season, bad ending for the Rams

I could have sworn I saw Yu Darvish returning punts for the Rams last Saturday. Bennett Beebe Westwood :: Isaac Newton stated that a body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion tends to remain in motion. The Rams’ decision to have its offense remain at rest in San Francisco, in its...

10 Isaac Newton Inventions

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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Brother-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 83

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Isaac Newton Farris Sr. was a founding member of the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.        

Missives impossible: How gravity fell victim to fake news

Patriotic fervour gripped Paris with proof that Isaac Newton had stolen his theory of gravity from a Frenchman – but the details looked distinctly fishy

Newly Discovered 350-Year-Old Graffiti Shows Sir Isaac Newton's Obsession With Motion Started Early

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Conservators used light imaging techniques to spot a tiny windmill sketch that's invisible to the naked eye.

NIST Newton Apple Tree in Washington, D.C.

Perched among a cluster of embassies on the former National Bureau of Standards campus, one unassuming trunk can trace its roots to the apple tree that allegedly bonked Isaac Newton on the head and inspired the theory of gravity. The original Newton apple tree is located on the Woolsthorpe Manor. Show More Summary

Found: A Hidden Drawing in Sir Isaac Newton's Childhood Home

Sir Isaac Newton, an English mathematician, astronomer, theologian, and physicist widely known for his many contributions to human knowledge, including the laws of motion and universal gravitation as well as the reflecting telescope, was also an avid wall scribbler as a child. Show More Summary

Sir Isaac Newton’s Cambridge papers added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

The Cambridge papers of Sir Isaac Newton, including early drafts and Newton’s annotated copies of Principia Mathematica -- a work that changed the history of science -- have been added to UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register.

Bitcoin price plunges as multiple exchanges suffer downtime

While Sir Isaac Newton was the first to coin the phrase “what goes up must come down” in relation to gravity, the same theory can be applied to bitcoin with the cryptocurrency dropping in value by over $1,000 in trading Wednesday after hitting yet-another new record high of $11,363.99 during the day. Show More Summary

A Mysterious Stone, Ancient Seafaring Mysteries, and Sir Isaac Newton

Early human civilizations built stone temples in Malta over 5,000 years ago which today remain some of the oldest existing free-standing structures in the world. The enigmatic Tal-Qadi Stone was discovered in 1927 at Tal-Qadi, one such megalithic temple in Malta. The Tal-Qadi stone is a broken shard of limestone measuring 29cm by 23.5cm and... Read more »

VR and the Future of Science

For centuries, scientific thought has enabled us to answer questions we have about our universe. Like Sir Isaac Newton’s question of why the apple fell from the tree and Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, breakthroughs in the areas...Show More Summary

Coloring the heartbeat

In the 17th Century two giants of science, Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke, were both trying to understand how the wings of butterflies and peacocks, which are made of the same material as our fingernails and hair, could colors of such brilliant quality. Show More Summary

Mid-Morning Open Thread

Isaac Newton William Blake Sing louder aroundTo the bells' cheerful soundWhile our sports shalll be seenOn the echoing green...

A Body In Motion…

…stays in motion,” Isaac Newton explains in his first law of motion. This is true of objects. It is also true of us. Recently, I received an email from a reader with this question: Did you know what your passion was when you started downsizing? What advice would you give to people that don’t know […]

Scientists discover more than 600 new periodic orbits of the famous three-body problem

The famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s. Studies on the three-body problem led to the discovery of the so-called sensitivity dependence of initial condition (SDIC) of chaotic dynamic systems. Today,Show More Summary

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