Jul 19, 2018
Alongside all of his scientific achievements, there is another fascinating side to Newton - one intimately linked with the supernatural, even the occult. A belief in alchemy, an attempt to establish a new chronology, hunting through the Bible for the ability to predict the future: were these aspects to...
Jul 13, 2018
In this episode, we get into the heart of Isaac Newton's scientific contribution. His laws of mechanics and gravitation fundamentally changed the way that we viewed both motion, and one of the (now four) fundamental forces. They would become the theory that dominated our understanding for the next three centuries,...
Jul 5, 2018
We discuss some of Isaac Newton's most notable discoveries, from
the invention of calculus (simultaneously with Leibniz) and his
early grappling and wrestling with a physical theory of light. Was
Newton contemplating wave-particle duality in the 17th
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Jul 3, 2018
As Lenin's health declined, Stalin sought to outmanouver his rivals in the Bolshevik party and consolidate single-handed, dictatorial control over Russia.
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Jun 28, 2018
Isaac Newton made an almost incomparable contribution to physics
- practically founding the field with his famous Laws that defined
the mechanics of how bodies move for centuries, and by discovering
gravity when an apple hit his head.
At least, that's the story we all learn in school. But this skips a lot of the...