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When was zero actually introduced in mathematics?

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How did German become the language of science?

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When and on what basis was it decided that an hour have 60 minutes and a minute have 60 seconds?

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When did Mathematics stop being one of "the Sciences"?

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Grothendieck's approach to solving problems

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Woman who contributed to Watson & Crick's discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA

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Was object oriented programming influenced by the mathematical category theory?

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Why were so many pre-18th century Mathematicians polymaths?

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How did Stephen Hawking conduct research?

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

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Did the Digges Telescope actually exist?

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

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History of a result from Bézout

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Who pitched in the theory of Hollow Earth?

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Did physicists around 1900 really believe they were close to "figuring it all out"?

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What led to the rise of Göttingen?

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When was cancer first recognised, and by whom?

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What were theories for why and how we see things?

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Why don't we name the Higgs boson a "higgson"?

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Who created topology, and when, and what problems led to this creation?

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Why is Leibniz less well regarded?

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Apparently different objects discovered to be the same

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

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

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Where did $P=VI$ come from?

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How was the Ozone Layer discovered?

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How far did Nazi Germany get in researching the "sun gun?"

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

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What is the truth behind "The Turk" (the mechanical chess machine)?

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When and how it was discovered that sound is related to some kind of oscillations?