Badass Historical Chemists: The Inventor of a Green Dye That May Have Killed Napoleon

If anyone tells you that all you need to do to succeed is work hard, just mention Carl Wilhelm Scheele. They’ll say, “Who?” And your point will be proved. This may be the most accomplished chemist never to get credit for anything — except possibly accidentally killing a dictator. »Yesterday 10:40am11/23/15 10:40am


A Step by Step Walkthrough of the World's First Great Infographic

Data visualization is an amazing way to get a point across. That is, when you're making infographics that aren't just dumb. Charles Joseph Minard's famous visual telling of Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia is one of the first great examples, if a little intimidating at a glance. And this explanation by the folks at… »4/03/14 10:04am4/03/14 10:04am