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In 1834, Dmitri Mendeleev was born #OnThisDay. He was an extraordinary Russian chemist and inventor who formulated the Periodic Law and created the earliest example of a periodic table. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1892. Dmtri was honoured with the Royal...

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Sir William Huggins was an English astronomer #BornOnThisDay 1824. He was best known for his pioneering work in astronomical spectroscopy together with his wife Margaret Lindsay Huggins. He even built a private observatory at his home, 90 Upper Tulse Hill, London.

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#OnThisDay in 1913, Mary Douglas Leakey was born. Mary was a British paleoanthropologist, who discovered the first fossilised Proconsul skull, an extinct ape which is now believed to be ancestral to humans.

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February 6 at 11:15 AM

One of the leading experimental biologists of the middle years of the twentieth century, Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, was born #OnThisDay 1914. Find out more about this amazing British physiologist and biophysicist

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February 5 at 9:28 AM

‘Complementary combinations’ This 1875 Colour wheel shows captioned shaded spots to be used as a visual guide in the chemical analysis of specimens subjected to intense heat:

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February 4 at 12:11 PM