Aug. 10, 2015

Science Diction: Thermometer

by Howard Markel

The man who coined the term also created an early “puzzle book” full of scientific brainteasers.

Jul. 06, 2015

Science Diction: Dinosaur

by Howard Markel

One of the best dinosaur stories of them all centers on the man who gave these remarkably extinct beasts their name.

dinosaur, richard owen, charles darwin
Jun. 01, 2015

Science Diction: Sun

by Howard Markel

The ancient Greeks personified the sun as a handsome god named Helios.

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