Joseph Priestley

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Name: Joseph Priestley
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

‘Oxygen Day’ educational programs to be offered at Joseph Priestly House

NORTHUMBERLAND - A child visiting the Joseph Priestley House once asked, "What did people breathe before Dr. Priestley discovered oxygen?"The answer is that air already contains oxygen, which the English scientist isolated and identified while doing experiments ... [Published Sun Gazette - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

The inside scoop on sparkling water

© enjoyart.comForget everything you heard about leaching minerals and eroding tooth enamel - it's just water with bubbles.Carbonated water is water in which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved, thus creating tiny bubbles. It's what gives soft drinks ... [Published Sott.net - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

14 July 1791: the ‘Priestley riots’ sweep Britain

Priestley: mob burned his houseThe storming of the Bastille on this day in 1789 sparked two very different outbreaks of civil unrest. The first was, of course, the French Revolution, which deposed the monarchy in France. But the second had completely ... [Published Money Week - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Birmingham's Lunar Society takes on Clarke Associates to handle PR

The Society was originally formed in Birmingham in the 1750s, bringing together like minded people with an interest in philosophy, arts, science and commerceThe Lunar Society, one of Birmingham’s most highly regarded membership organisations , has appointed ... [Published Birmingham Post - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Longitude Prize 2014: What great problem does science need to conquer?

The Longitude Prize 2014 is a way of giving the whole country the keys to the lab, writes David Willetts Science is breaking out of the lab. Today, anyone can help pinpoint our most pressing scientific challenge from the comfort of their own living r ... [Published Telegraph - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

The 7 Biggest Buts In History

As you've hopefully learned by now, popular stories are often taller than they are truthful. And tall tales sometimes contain big buts. That missing context, the needed assterisk , makes the legend far less impressive. So let's get to the bottom of this. ... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 1 reports

Searching for Leeds' owls is a real hoot

Confetti blows between my feet as I climb the steps at Leeds Town Hall. A wedding has just taken place, and the newlyweds are posing for a few quick family snaps, all smiles and easy laughter. I allow myself to wallow in a little reflected joy; on a sunny ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jun 22 2014]
First reported Feb 04 2014 - Updated Feb 04 2014 - 1 reports

[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea Is Ready for Retirement

Something for everyone and much to infuriate you. I esp. dislike attemptsto explain away free will, causation, space, time, and so on. They shouldbe explained, not explained away. I read them all pretty carefully, exceptthe articles on cancer, for I don't ... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
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‘Oxygen Day’ educational programs to be offered... [Published Sun Gazette - 11 hours ago]
The inside scoop on sparkling water [Published Sott.net - Jul 14 2014]
14 July 1791: the ‘Priestley riots’ sweep Britain [Published Money Week - Jul 14 2014]
Birmingham's Lunar Society takes on Clarke Asso... [Published Birmingham Post - Jun 26 2014]
Longitude Prize 2014: What great problem does s... [Published Telegraph - Jun 25 2014]
The 7 Biggest Buts In History [Published Huffington Post - Jun 23 2014]
Searching for Leeds' owls is a real hoot [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jun 22 2014]
[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea I... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
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