The Butterfly Chaos

Edward Lorenz was staring at the new sets of output data that were streaming on his computer screen. They were totally different from what he had seen a few minutes before he went to get his coffee. The variance was now increasing with every new line of output. As the assistant professor at MIT’s meteorologyContinue reading “The Butterfly Chaos”

Slaying the Speckled Monster

Ramesses V was a boring Pharaoh. But the skin lesions found on his mummified face made him famous : the first known case of smallpox death in 1145 BC. The ‘speckled monster’ killed humanity for centuries. Inoculation was the earliest treatment. Fresh matter from a smallpox patient was grafted into another. But it lead toContinue reading “Slaying the Speckled Monster”