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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 3, Vol. #40

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 3, Volume #40

Monday 22 May 2017

EDITORIAL:

Faster than we can register, it’s once again time to deliver up another edition of Whewell’s Gazette the weekly #histSTM links list bringing the latest histories of science, technology and medicine thrown up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

On the 17 May Google celebrated the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the so-called Antikythera Mechanism with a doodle. As always with a #histSTM Google Doodle this provoked a minor flood of post and reposts on the subject, some of which are collected below.

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Whewell’s Gazette: Year 2, Vol. #51

Whewell’s Gazette

Your weekly digest of all the best of

Internet history of science, technology and medicine

Editor in Chief: The Ghost of William Whewell

Cornelis Bloemaert

Year 2, Volume #51

Monday 08 August 2016

EDITORIAL:

 Summer advances, if only in my part of the world with deluges and flooding and it’s time once again to flood your computer screen with another edition of the weekly #histSTM links list Whewell’s Gazette bringing the deluge of history of science, technology and medicine text washed up on the shores of cyberspace over the last seven days.

It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that Whewell’s Gazette wouldn’t exist at all if not for John Wilkins, the Australian philosopher and historian of biology. When I first begun to surf the Internet John’s Evolving Thoughts blog was one of the very first blogs that I began to follow on a regular basis. As I began to clog up his comments column with my overlong cogitations on some his history of science posts, it was John who suggested that I might like to try my hand at blogging myself. So I did. At first as a guest blogger and then again at John’s urging on my own at The Renaissance Mathematicus. John and his regular readers provided much of the encouragement in that early phase that kept me going. Now entering my eighth year and still going strong.

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