Did Galileo Invent the Telescope?
History
By Laurie Noreau, the Rumor Detector Agence Science-Presse (www.sciencepresse.qc.ca) The debate has raged on for 400 years. Even though we’ve spontaneously called Galileo Galilei the inventor of the telescope, he wasn’t the first person to have merited that title. The …
The History of Sex Dolls and Sex Robots
History
The first automatons were created in the 17th century by a father-and-son team of Swiss watchmakers named Jaquet-Droz. In aristocratic salons, for a fee, people would watch a couple of amorous robots exchanging tender gestures. Also used as promotional objects, …
The Sirens’ Song
History
(Translated from La fille prodigue, poetry by Pascale Cormier, Éditions de l’étoile de la mer, 2014.) The sirens are cruel Because they have no gender And me, I live On the bed of an ancient sea Near deserted wrecks I …