Monday, June 1, 2009

Bright ideas from the 'Dark Ages'

Stumbling across a short news item last summer about the opening of an "Islamic Science and Technology Historical Museum" in Istanbul's Gülhane Park led me deep into the history of the Muslim world in the Middle Ages -- and led to an assignment for Wired magazine to write about some of the invaluable scientific discoveries that date to that era.

Read my article, “Fathers of Invention: What Muslims Gave the Scientific World,” on Wired's website, or download a jpg or pdf version as it appeared in the magazine's June 2009 issue.