Etiqueta: history of science

Interview with Leo van Bergen

Interview with Leo van Bergen, historian and military-medical expert, on the occasion of the centenary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I.

Katherine Johnson
Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson was born on 26 August 1918 and was the first woman of NASA's Research Division to be credited as the author of a report.

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Movement and change in nature

We live in a rapidly transforming world. Social reality moves, nature moves, the cosmos moves and human beings move as well, but we do so not only across our biography and physical dimension, but also in ideas and values. This process is so fast that

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Science from women’s lives. Better science?

Recent gender analyses have been opening new paths for innovation and excellence. They are the basis for the Gendered Innovations project. However, this work did not come out of nowhere; it is supported by decades of gender and science studies.  

The venereal evil

Venereal diseases were a heavy burden in the early twentieth century. Syphilis was the paradigm of physical and psychological degeneration, the destroyer of family and society, and the syphilitic individual was the subject of eugenic strategies: isolation, sterilisation and, in extreme cases, extermination. In the early


In the eighteenth century, the metre, its multiples and decimal submultiples cornered the cumbersome use of sexagesimal systems, still valid until then.