Galileo's Missing Fingers Found In Jar

Two fingers cut from the hand of Italian astronomer Galileo nearly 300 years ago have been rediscovered more than a century after they were last seen, an Italian museum director said Monday.

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  • CSI: Italian Renaissance
    The recent row over a proposed exhumation of Galileo Galilei offers a prime example of the emotions and animus that Fornaciari’s investigations can stir up. In 2009, on the 400th anniversary of the great astronomer’s first observations of heavenly ...
    09/2/2017 - 10:01 am | View Link
  • Head of German auction house arrested over theft of Italian antique books
    The auction house decided to withdraw the whole consignment “as rumours were spreading that there had been losses of books from the Girolamini library in Naples.” Volumes taken from the Naples library include works by Galileo Galilei, the astronomer.
    08/28/2013 - 5:11 am | View Link
  • Italian Court Makes Play For Dumbest Court In The World
    Who can forget the tragedy of Galileo Galilei, the famous Italian scientist and astronomer who died under house arrest because he tried to figure things out instead of saying, “Meh, God is unknowable.” Of course, an Italian would probably say “Suvvia!
    10/22/2012 - 10:50 pm | View Link
  • Italian court convicts 7 for no quake warning
    L'AQUILA, Italy -- Defying assertions that earthquakes cannot be predicted, an Italian court convicted seven scientists and ... Comments on Twitter about the verdict abounded with references to Galileo, the Italian scientist who was tried as a heretic ...
    10/22/2012 - 4:59 pm | View Link
  • Italian Court Convicts 7 For No Quake Warning
    Comments on Twitter about the verdict abounded with references to Galileo, the Italian scientist who was tried ... II declared that the church had erred in its ruling against the astronomer. Defense lawyer Filippo Dinacci predicted that the L'Aquila ...
    10/22/2012 - 8:17 am | View Link
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  • Galileo | Biography, Discoveries, & Facts |
    Galileo, in full Galileo Galilei (born February 15, 1564, Pisa [Italy]—died January 8, 1642, Arcetri, near Florence), Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method.
    09/18/2017 - 4:13 am | View Website
  • Galileo Biography
    Who Was Galileo Galilei? Galileo Galilei (February 15, 1564 to January 8, 1642) was an Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, philosopher and professor who ...
    09/17/2017 - 5:04 am | View Website
  • Galileo Galilei
    Galileo Galilei (Italian: [ɡaliˈlɛːo ɡaliˈlɛi]; 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian polymath: astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician. He played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century.
    09/16/2017 - 12:36 pm | View Website
  • Galileo Galilei
    Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist and astronomer. He was born in Pisa on February 15, 1564. Galileo's father, Vincenzo Galilei, was a well-known musician. Vincenzo decided that his son should become a doctor. In 1581, Galileo was sent to the University of Pisa to study medicine.
    09/16/2017 - 12:29 pm | View Website
  • BBC
    Galileo's experiments into gravity refuted Aristotle © Galileo was a hugely influential Italian astronomer, physicist and philosopher. Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February 1564 near Pisa, the son of a musician. He began to study medicine at the University of Pisa but changed to philosophy and mathematics.
    09/15/2017 - 2:51 am | View Website
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