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Resources on scientific discoveries, inventions and the technology people used at different points in history.

The Gregorian Calendar
In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII introduced, what was in practice, a minor set of reforms to the Julian calendar. In doing so, he further divided the date keeping of modern Europe for over 300 years. Your Guide explains all...

Notable European Scientists
A summary on some of Europe's many important scienists.

A Corruption of European History - Buache's Map of 1739
Recent books have popularized the idea of an advanced ancient civilisation but, in places, these flawed works are undermining real Europeans' achievements. Your Guide examines one case, the French cartographer Philippe Buache.

Women in Science
This timeline of 'Women in Science and Technology' is a fine list of notable women scientists.

The Scientific Revolution
Written by Gerhard Rempel, this essay introduces the so-called 'Scientific Revolution' of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Piltdown Man
Piltdown Man was the greatest fraud in British archaeology.

The First Computer: Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine
You can make a case that the first computer was Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.

A History of the Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark is now a British naval icon, but was originally built to be the fastest 'tea clipper' in the world.

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