28 books — 2 voters
History Of Science
The history of science is the study of the historical development of science and scientific knowledge, including both the natural sciences and social sciences.
Bibliography for A Short History of Nearly Everything
100 books — 1 voter
Books of Scientific Adventure & Discovery
18 books — 4 voters
The Natural World: Natural Science and Natural History for Adults
463 books — 182 voters
“ The pyramid that can be constructed on the diameters of earth and moon bears the precise proportions of the Great Pyramid ”
“ The fine-structure constant is ubiquitous throughout physics. I’ve already noted its connection to the electromagnetic interaction. In atomic physics, the binding energy, fine-structure splitting, and Lamb shift are all proportional to powers of α. In condensed matter physics, α characterizes Josephson junction oscillations and quantum Hall resistance steps. In addition, α is an important component of our system of fundamental constants. [Physics Today] ”
This group explores the pharmaceutical sciences in popular books. One book is selected by the me…more
[close] This group explores the pharmaceutical sciences in popular books. One book is selected by the membership every 2 months. The topics may include the history of drugs or chemicals, current issues in therapy and interesting books about specific medications or chemicals both past and present. We strive to identify books in popular culture, not technical books or journal articles. The goal is to explore the public understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences.
49 members, last active 5 years ago
[close] This is a repository for a conversation around texts between me
1 member, last active 7 years ago
[close] This is a repository for a conversation around texts between mdP and pi. We will see how we got from not reproducible research to today's drive toward reproducible research (on which pi is the resident expert). Along they way hopefully we'll learn a few things about science, statistics, knowledge and what it means to live. But that all is for another day.
2 members, last active 7 years ago
Welcome to the book club for kids that don't read good. The books covered can be anything (thoug…more
[close] Welcome to the book club for kids that don't read good. The books covered can be anything (though not everything..sorry for the misnomer) we feel like covering, but they may circle around historical fiction, crime and well-known works of fiction. Books and meeting times are decided by the whole group every two months, but discussions can also take place in the forums! The group is public and anyone can join, but be aware that me meet up in person sometimes.
4 members, last active 8 years ago
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