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Who helped Watson and Crick discover DNA?

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"Cycles" to "Hertz": Why the shift circa 1970?

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Poincare's last geometric theorem

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Who first wrote down the spin-orbit coupling term in the atom?

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Explanation of the three peaks in Google ngram for 'syphilis'

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Who discovered diamagnetism first?

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Grothendieck's approach to solving problems

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When was "operator precedence" invented? Did any culture use a different rule?

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When did we first learn that Jupiter was a gas giant?

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Is the modern "is defined as" notation from computer programming?

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History of summing integers with natural powers

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Where did $P=VI$ come from?

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What is Heaviside's version of Maxwell's equations?

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Origin of the idea that 'bad' emotions cause cancer

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How did ancient Greeks explain moon phases without reflection of sunlight?

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Did Schiaparelli comment on the martian canals debate?

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Apparently different objects discovered to be the same

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Who really was the first inventor of the laser?

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When were fictitious forces introduced

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First use of zero as a number

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How did Stephen Hawking conduct research?

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What led to the rise of Göttingen?

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Was object oriented programming influenced by the mathematical category theory?

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Cancer treatments development from research in Nazi Germany?

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Did ancient/medieval non-European cultures have a concept of energy? If so, what are the similarities and differences to the modern concept?

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On the use of $\mathrm{\delta^{18}O}$ as temperature proxy

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Are there historical examples of thought experiments in biology and chemistry?

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History of a result from Bézout

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Who introduced the Principle of Mathematical Induction for the first time?

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When the Superconducting Super Collider was built, was the future of the site planned for?