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Given that the ancient Greeks had a rough idea of the great distance, did any of them suggest the sun was not just a big fire?

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Folk stories and notions in mathematics that are likely false, inaccurate, apocryphal, or poorly founded?

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Did Rafael Bombelli write any commentary about his rules for arithmetic involving negative numbers?

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What are examples of serendipity in the history of the sciences and math?

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What are some famous named groups of scientists?

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Examples of mathematicians who applied to patent their work

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Who was the first to say "Shut up and calculate!"?

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Question about Felix Klein's "Development of Mathematics in the 19th Century"

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Who were some physicists with musical background?

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Difference between Perrin's and J. J. Thomson's experiment

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How many important logicians did NOT receive doctoral degrees?

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Why did Maxwell predict radiation pressure?

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Can we estimate the first appearance of popular science books?

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Examples of flattering comments from a famous scientist concerning a young colleague

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The case of Felix Exner and Brownian motion

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Did Turing invent the imitation game? Did he name it?

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Whatever happened to quaternions?

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How Einstein got the first idea for special relativity?

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Who were some mathematicians who have had a musical background?

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What happened in astronomy between Hipparchus and Ptolemy?

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Simultaneous independent or semi-independent solutions to problems

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How were the values of permeability and permittivity derived?

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What does this cover of a 1508 German book on arithmetic depict?

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$\pi(x)$ and $\operatorname{li}(x)$ cross infinitely many times -- due to Littlewood 1914 or Schmidt 1903?

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Did the concept of mass exist before Newton?

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Einstein's Objection to Drude Model

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What did Galileo's "pulsilogon" look like?

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Where can I find Grothendieck's letter of resignation from Bourbaki?

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Notations for Laplacian: $\nabla^2$ vs. $\Delta$

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What monograph on celestial mechanics did Jürgen Moser coauthor the 2nd and considerably expanded English language edition of with Carl Ludwig Siegel?