Marie Curie

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Radioactivity and nuclear physics

By |2018-04-24T14:44:18-07:00August 17th, 2017|Physics|

A Japanese girl who lost her hair from radiation sickness from the atomic bomb Americans dropped on Hiroshima Some atoms are naturally radioactive, especially atoms of uranium and plutonium. These atoms have so many protons and neutrons that even the strong nuclear force is barely strong enough to hold them together, and they sometimes lose a proton or a [...]

European science in the 1800s

By |2019-06-02T15:49:47-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Science|

European boys at school in the 1800s More schools and more scientists In the first half of the 1800s AD, countries in northern Europe like France and Britain forced other countries to give them food. European armies conquered India, Ghana, Nigeria, Canada, and other places. Europe made those places poorer while Europe got richer. Enlightenment science Colonization and empire African-American [...]