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Observing the planet Mars – Astronomy

By |2018-05-31T11:49:17+00:00August 18th, 2017|Physics|

Seeing the planet Mars You can see Mars for yourself in the sky at night, without a telescope or binoculars. Look for a bright, reddish star. It works better to look pretty late at night, usually. I know it doesn't really look that red in the picture, but it does look reddish when [...]

Science in ancient and medieval China

By |2018-05-28T00:10:52+00:00June 7th, 2017|China, Science|

Chinese science: a double-action piston box bellows (China) What are some Chinese inventions? Chinese scientists started inventing a lot of new things around 500 BC, during the Warring States period. That might be because of the formation of the first empires and the rise of the Silk Road. (More about the Silk Road) [...]