Dec. 21, 1898: The Curies Discover Radium
Inspired by Henri Becquerel's discovery of spontaneous radioactivity, Marie and Pierre Curie succeed in isolating radium on this date in 1898.
Walking in the Footsteps of Eranos
Jung delivered his final Eranos lecture in 1951, entitled: “On Synchronicity.” His lecture was later expanded and published in a book, co-authored with the Nobel Laureate in physics, Wolfgang Pauli.
Nobel-winning biologist, a revolutionary in the study of the brain, Rita Levi-Montalcini dies at 102 | Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, a Nobel Prize-winning neurologist who discovered critical chemical tools that the body uses to direct cell growth and build nerve networks, opening the way for the study of how those processes can go wrong in diseases like dementia and cancer, died on Sunday, 30 December 2012, at her home in Rome. She was 103.
Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic
The notables who planned to sail on the fateful voyage included a world-famous novelist, a radio pioneer and America’s biggest tycoons