History of Physical Science

The history of physical science explains how some of the major physics concepts were discovered. Check out these articles on the history of physics.

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How Alchemy Paved the Way for Chemistry

Alchemy may seem like a cousin to witchcraft but in reality it was the forerunner of modern chemistry.

Who was the first scientist?

We've been observing and experimenting in the name of science for centuries. But when push comes to shove, which inquisitive mind deserves the honors of being humanity's very first scientist?

How did Nikola Tesla change the way we use energy?

Who made it possible to light up your home at night? Thomas Edison, right? Yes, but without the work of Nikola Tesla, we would be living in a different world.