History

How the Romans Built Structures Which Last Thousands of Years

It is a wonder how ancient Roman buildings still stand upright today amid the wars and calamities they have gone through. One would think what kind of engineering was done with the Cloaca Maxima, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon, among others, having little to no maintenance structurally.

Explained: The Eternal Leaning of that Tower in Pisa

It has always been a mystery how the Leaning Tower of Pisa maintained its slanting position, considering that it survived strong earthquakes in the last 500 years. But it appears that that is not the case anymore as the science behind it has been unlocked.

Getting Personal with Isaac Newton

One of his most notable achievements in the history of science is the Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, a book that Newton established to define many science concepts like the universal gravitation and the laws of motion. It’s one of the bibles of science.