Ignaz Semmelweis: The Hungarian Doctor beaten to death for promoting Handwashing
Ignaz Semmelweis struggled for years to promote his... ground-breaking handwashing policies but was beaten to death in 1865. He was just 47.
How Jabir Ibn Hayyan became the Father of Modern Chemistry
Jabir ibn Hayyan recognised that experiments were important to science and transformed the spiritual practice of alchemy into what would now be known as modern chemistry.
A History of the Atomic Theory: From Democritus to Schrödinger
For the next 2000 years, the world depended on the theories of Democritus and Aristotle, until John Dalton came up with the Modern Atomic Theory in 1808.
How Napoleon Bonaparte lost 550,000 men in the 1812 Invasion of Russia
Did the lack of knowledge of Chemistry lead to the downfall of one of the greatest armies in history?