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According to AncientGreece.com, Archimedes is heralded by scientists, mathematicians and philosophers alike as one of the last great Greek mathematicians. Famous for his written work "Death Ray," as well as for his mathe... More »

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Archimedes discovered many math and science concepts, including the Archimedes Screw and siege engines. Much of his work contributed to the development of later ideas such as hydrostatics, levers and many math concepts. More »

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Every time a person takes a bath, Archimedes' principle is observed as the tub is filled to a certain level and, once the bather enters the water, it rises based on the volume of water weight that the person's body displ... More »

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Archimedes was killed during the sack of the city of Syracuse after its fall to Roman forces during the Second Punic War. He died in 212 B.C. at the age of 75 years old. More »

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As of 2014, Atlantis has not been found, but researchers and scientists suggest that had Atlantis ever existed, the Lost City would have sunk either during the Pleistocene ice ages or around 1500 B.C. The fable of Atlant... More »

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Greece is famous for many different reasons, including its historical sites, being the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games and famous Greek philosophers, leaders, poets and scientists. Some of the most famous hist... More »

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The best way to hold your own in a debate as complex as the one about human nature is to understand what philosophers, scientists, psychologists and others have already contributed to it. Typically, "human nature" refers... More »

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