Anouk (editor-in-chief) was never that into science until she was hired to create a popular science magazine. Now she reads research papers on a daily basis and is able to explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics at parties. In order to come up with new magazine topics, she consults Quora.com or listens to anything narrated by Morgan Freeman.
They have both done their part for science or society, earned their place in every encyclopedia and have been dead for exactly 100 years. But which of these two really changed the course of history? This time: Philip Sclater vs John Lubbock Who: English lawyer and zoologist Philip Sclater. Died: June 27, 1913 Known for: Mostly for his 1858 paper in …Continue Reading
* PREVIEW * In the late Middle Ages, animals could be prosecuted for certain crimes. A practice which, even in current context, makes more sense than you might think. In the fall of 1457, in Savigny, France, a young mother was sentenced to death. Several townspeople had witnessed her heinous crime, the murder of a …Continue Reading
Get rid of lead-poisoning For the past 70 years or so, crime has mainly been explained through socio-economic factors such as housing or level of education. Currently the focus has shifted more to neuroscience and biology – and the idea that a chemical imbalance might also cause someone to be more violent or prone to …Continue Reading