Thomas Levenson

Jun. 05, 2009

Newton and the Counterfeiter

Isaac Newton is known as one of the world's greatest scientists, developing the three laws that define the way motion works. But did you know that he had a second life fighting crime?

newton, physics, history, levenson

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