Einstein’s general theory of relativity is arguably the greatest contribution to science by one human mind. The legendary physicist described his inspiration as the happiest thought of his life. Unfortunately, nearly a century later,... Read More
The author’s first book about light, The Beauty of Light, published in 1988, won the ALA Best Science Book award. Since then, Bova explains, “so much more has been learned about everything” that he was compelled to “return to the... Read More
In 1919, the results of two expeditions observing an eclipse were presented at a joint meeting of the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society. These results verified Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, and the... Read More
Faced with a failed marriage and an unfocused desire for a meaningful career, Holmes-Binney, inspired by Walden, decides to spend forty days alone in the Great Salt Lake Desert. Dressed in thrift-store cowboy boots, she arrives with... Read More
In the 1940s and 1950s, Latin America embraced the avant-garde modern movement. In their desire to belong to the contemporary world, leaders in Latin America adopted European symptoms of modernity, especially in its architecture. Latin... Read More
Galileo Galilei had three children with Marina Gamba, his mistress of twelve years. Because he never married Marina, his children were illegitimate. Galileo’s son Vincenzo was eventually legitimized by the Grand Duke Cosimo II; but his... Read More
In 1933, the Bauhaus in Dessau was dissolved by the Third Reich. Hitler ordered the “intellectual and ideological education and training of artists” to be placed under surveillance. Dr. Goebbels published a manifesto which included,... Read More
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