Author Archives: Richard Gunderman

Maria Agnesi, the Greatest Female Mathematician You’ve Never Heard of

Born 300 years ago this month, Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook and to be appointed to a university chair in math

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Busting 10 Common Myths about the "Greatest Pandemic in History"

The 1918 flu did not come from Spain

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H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their Debate Whether Science Is Humanity’s Best Hope Continues Today

Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and policy

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