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Sir Isaac Newton
Posted: 28 October 2010 in Scientists
Tags: astronomy, cambridge, gravitation, heliocentric, physicist

Newton was born on Christmas Day 1642. His father, who had been a fairly wealthy farmer, had died three months previously. His mother remarried when he was two years old, and left him in the care of his maternal grandmother, Margery Ayscough. Newton resented being abandoned by his mother, and threatened to burn down the […]

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Galileo Galilei
Posted: 11 October 2010 in Inventors, Scientists
Tags: astronomy, galileo, heliocentric, physicist

Galileo is perhaps one of just four scientists in history ever to have become household names in the English speaking world. The other three, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein can probably be bracketed together as pure scientists. Galileo, on the other hand, was an inventor, as well as a scientist. Born on 15 […]

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