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The foundation for the study of magnetism, a subfield of physics, is typically attributed to William Gilbert. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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Who is the father of the science of magnetism?

Learn about the physics scientist known as the father of magnetism.

In chemistry, a sample with a one-year half-life will reduce its radioactivity by half in the length of a year. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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What does half-life mean?

Find out what half-life describes and how it is used in chemistry.

Crystallography is the science of determining the chemical composition of solids. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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Who is known as the father of crystallography?

Find out who founded the science of crystallography – albeit by accident.

In 1828, Friedrich Wohler synthesized urea, inaugurating the field of organic chemistry. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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Who made the first organic compound to be synthesized from inorganic ingredients?

Find out how Friedrich Wohler became the inventor of organic chemistry.

Descartes contributed not only to chemistry, but to physics and philosophy as well. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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Who was the father of analytical chemistry?

Find out how Descartes inaugurated the field of analytical chemistry.

The properties of water are unusual in physics and science. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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Why is liquid water more dense than ice?

Learn the science behind why liquid water is denser than ice.

Colors are visible when a light beam is refracted through a prism. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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What are the primary colors in light?

Learn about the various primary colors in light.

On the Fahrenheit temperature scale, absolute zero is -459.69 degrees. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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How is "absolute zero" defined?

Learn about absolute zero and the lowest temperature ever reached.

A gram atomic weight is the amount of an element equal to its atomic weight in grams. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]

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How does a gram atomic weight differ from a gram formula weight?

Learn how gram atomic weight and gram formula weight are calculated.

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What is the lightest solid material?

Discover what the lightest solid material is.

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