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Which Historical Figure Had The Most Surprising Second Act?

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Isaac Newton tracked down counterfeiters. Boy Scout founder Robert Baden Powell was also a spy who hid troop positions in butterfly drawings. Today, we want to know about the lesser known — but fascinating — stories from the lives of historical figures. Read more...

Large Tree Falls On Kids Playing In A Park — And It's All Caught On A Surveillance Camera!

An object in motion will stay in motion. No need to tell this tree your laws, Isaac Newton! Viral video surfaced on Wednesday of a tree uprooting and falling right onto kids playing at a park in Chelsea, MA. While no one died from the terrifying incident, one two-year-old is still in the hospital in Boston after [...]

Isaac Newton's War With A 17th Century Counterfeiter Should Be A Movie

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Isaac Newton assured his place in scientific history by shaping our understanding of gravity. But even geniuses have bills to pay. And for quite some time, this was how Newton paid his. Read more...


From Hackteria, an introduction to nanotechnology - NanoHacking-UNILI: "The innovators of 1600 were hackers before the word existed; they proposed open sharing of ideas for the benefit of humanity. Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke, Descartes,...Show More Summary

Crowdfunding Follies: $100 To Disprove Isaac Newton

Are satellites fake? Nobody knows, because no one has done an experiment to determine if rocket engines will produce thrust in a vacuum. At least that’s what this Kickstarter says, and it’s asking for $100 to test multiple types of rocket...Show More Summary

Newton on the Apocalypse

last monthReligion : SoMA Review

Seems Isaac Newton plumbed the Book of Daniel to calculate the Final Days: 2060--at the earliest.

The Life Story Of Isaac Newton, Compressed Into 90 Animated Seconds

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Animator Kevin Orzel offers a rapid-fire, adorably-animated look at the life and times of Isaac Newton, whom "you may know from every science book you've ever read." (Spoiler alert: Newton was a genius.) Read more...

Isaac Newton's Rainbow Gaze, As Imagined By Mana Morimoto

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fiber artist Mana Morimoto adds colorful embroidery to a diverse range of media, including sculptures and concert tickets. This augmented etching of Isaac Newton (hit the jump for the full image) is one of our favorites. See more of Morimoto's work on Tumblr and Cargo Collective, or purchase prints on Society 6. Read more...

How Many Items From Isaac Newton’s “Sin List” Are You Guilty Of? 

Image via (cc) Flickr/Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Sir Isaac Newton possessed one of, if not the most significant minds in the history of the human race. Astronomy, mathematics, theology, Newton’s influence stretches across...Show More Summary

David S. Goyer To Produce Isaac Newton "Historical Thriller"

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Because all historical figures should get some sort of rock-and-roll, sexified story or else Hollywood isn’t doing its job, David S. Goyer, the man behind Da Vinci’s Demons is producing an Isaac Newton biopic. Read more...

Add Glamour and Glitz to Your Life and Some Proper English as Well

"Someday the laws of glamour must be discovered, because they are so important that the world would be wiser now if Sir Isaac Newton had been hit on the head, not by an apple, but by a young lady." So wrote Booth Tarkington, a somewhat...Show More Summary

How to Overcome Inertia and Get Yourself Unstuck

The 17th Century physicist Isaac Newton observed in his famous laws of motion that objects at rest stay at rest and objects in motion stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. You’ve perhaps experienced this phenomenon as you chase your kids’ baseball while it rolls for a block and a half as […]

Queen Anne coronation medal designed by Isaac Newton

Oxford University PhD student James Hone has discovered a manuscript in the National Archives at Kew that proves Isaac Newton personally designed the coronation medal commemorating the accession of Queen Anne in 1702. Newton was Master of the Mint at the time, but before this discovery scholars believed that the medal was designed by court [...]

Newswire: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new show to debut on 4/20, Nat Geo announces while giggling

Providing arguably the most opportune instance for a cable television outlet to discuss gravity bongs since the infamous “Isaac Newton Drug Bust” episode of Cops, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new talk show will premiere on April 20. Variety...Show More Summary

Isaac Newton Launched from Uljanik Shipyard, Awarded Subsea Cable Install Job

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

On 7 March 2015, the multipurpose vessel Isaac Newton, under construction at Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia, was launched from slipway number 2.   The vessel was ordered in August 2013 by dredging and marine contractor [...] The post Isaac Newton Launched from Uljanik Shipyard, Awarded Subsea Cable Install Job appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Here's What Happens When You Screw With Isaac Newton

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Isaac Newton reached the level of genius in two different disciplines: physics and making people miserable. This is a tale of his accomplishments in the latter discipline. The object of his scorn, this time, is a poor astronomer named John Flamsteed,who made the mistake of not being agreeable enough. Read more...

Did You Know Siamese Cats' Eyes Explain Why the Sky Is Blue?

Move over, Isaac Newton. You might have invented the color wheel, but my Siamese cat is better equipped to explain why the sky is blue. And it’s not because he’s been hanging around physicists, either (which he does, by the way). It’s because of his eyes. Show More Summary

These 'Beat and Raise' Stocks Have Major Upside Ahead

To paraphrase Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion, "a company that exceeds earnings forecasts tends to keep exceeding earnings forecasts." That's because Wall Street

FURIOUS 7 Super Bowl Spot says Fuck You Isaac Newton!!!!

Fuck Science, we're too fast and furious for that! Read the full article on AICN Hey folks, Harry here...   The FAST & THE FURIOUS franchise is one of those things that I inexplicably love at every level and this new one... well, it's gonna be a weird thing to watch. Show More Summary

Sub-Atomic Particles Could Accelerate Themselves

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

At school, we all learned from Isaac Newton that no object can change its speed unless an external force acts upon it. For the most part he's right—but now a team of physicists has demonstrated that sub-atomic particles could, in fact, accelerate themselves, without any force applied whatsoever. Read more...

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