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June 19, 240 BCE

On June 19, 240 BCE Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using a well in Syene and a stick at Alexandria and some simple geometry. He’d previously noted that on the summer solstice, in a well at Syene, you … Continue reading

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June 16, 1980

On June 16, 1980, the US Supreme Court ruled that new forms of life created in labs could be patented. The specific case brought before the US Supreme Court involved a genetically-engineered bacterium that was capable of breaking down crude … Continue reading

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January 10, 1946

On January 10, 1946, Project Diana was successfully completed. The United States Army Signal Corps bounced radio waves off the Moon and received the reflected signals, thereby proving that the Moon was real and probably not made of brie, green … Continue reading

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