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William Stukeley

The Story of How a Falling Apple Led To One of the Greatest Discoveries of All Time

A young Isaac Newton was sitting under an apple tree when he got hit on the head by a falling piece of fruit, which prompted him to suddenly come up with his law of gravity, so the legend goes. In reality, things didn’t go down quite like that. Newton, the son of a farmer, was [...]

Did a Falling Apple Really Change Our Understanding of the World?

It is often said that a young Isaac Newton was sitting under an apple tree when he got hit on the head by a falling piece of fruit, which prompted him to suddenly come up with his law of gravity, so goes the legend. In reality, things didn’t go down quite like that. Newton, the [...]