Memories of the past glories survive in mankind minds.
Vast numbers of human beings enjoy wine the planet over. But when exactly did we start producing this magical substance?
Ian Sillett reads about a momentous clash between two intellectual giants in 1922
70 years after Hiroshima, Fatema Kassamali on a book that documents how German physicists reacted, unaware they were being bugged
Rachel David reviews Sean Martin’s ‘A Short History of Disease’
Has an 18th century anatomist been vindicated by new research on how waste leaves the brain? Rachel David investigates.
Our understanding of evolution via natural selection was not pioneered by just one person. A tribute to the remarkable Alfred Russel Wallace.
Cassius: But soft, I pray you. What, did Caesar swound?
Casca: He fell down in the market place and foamed at mouth and was speechless.
Brutus: ‘Tis very like. He hath the falling sickness.
Elly Magson investigates Julius Caesar’s malady, 2000 years on.
DNA sequencing of old English parchments sheds light on changing farming practices
As part of our new science events listing, we pick an event coming up this week. Valentine’s Day at the The Old Operating Theatre Museum is looking at some of the consequences of love in the 18th Century.
44 years ago today, Apollo 14 landed on the moon. See more here. Image: NASA
Angelina Chrysanthou and Stephanie Sammann battle it out over which of
these everyday foods really presents the greatest health risk.
The Greenwich Prime Meridian: Jessica Norris explains the history and science behind this special landmark
Why does Russia have 11 time zones while China has just one? Peter Sherman investigates the history, politics and technology behind some of the world’s most incongruous ways of telling time.
Keeping time: Kruti Shrotri looks at the different timekeepers our
civilisation has used over the last five thousand years
Daniel Pick’s look at the Nazi experience is strong on history but weaker on psychology …
From HG Wells’s Invisible Man to Sir Isaac Newton, what motivates scientists to become their own experimental guinea pigs? …
The story of how the pneumatic tyre emerged on bikes illustrates how humans can shape technologies in whatever ways meet their needs…
Dentistry was not much fun in the 18th century, but it has influenced modern smiles none the less…
On Wednesday 16th January, Alanna Orpen went to see the historian, writer and broadcaster, Dr. Louise Foxcroft, talk about her research on the history of dieting at the Wellcome Collection. Here she tells us what she learnt… — Lord Byron; acclaimed English poet, influential literary figure and leading personality of the Romantic Period. But the […]
Some festive fun. Jo Poole takes an imaginative look at how the twelve days of Christmas song relates to drug discovery from anti-depressants to paracetamol …
A tour of London’s shopping arcades reveals the influence of science on our consumer culture. But has retail influenced science too?
Raising a glass to self-experimenting scientists…
UK Conference of Science Journalists 25 June 2012 The Royal Society, London “I think every writer, every journalist, every scholar, should tell you where he’s coming from before he tells you what he knows.” This is how Jay Rosen, associate professor of journalism at NYU, began his keynote speech. He went on to detail what […]
Map of scientific collaborations Guest contributor Julie Gould celebrates the Internet’s Golden Jubilee. There have been significant leaps in our understanding of science and technology in the last fifty years. Some have radically changed our world, such as our sending a man into space and the silicon chip. However, one tool above all has become […]
This article is taken from the Spring 2012 issue of I, Science. Programming is a skill that allows us to develop and personalise the functions of computers – and anyone can learn to harness it, argues Michael Cook One of my favourite editions of historical webcomic Hark! A Vagrant! is about Ada Lovelace, daughter of […]
Hunterian Museum The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London Friday 18 May, 6-9pm If you’ve not been to the Hunterian museum before (or just haven’t been in a while), this is a chance to see the spookiest setting around in an even spookier light at the Hunterian Museum Lates tomorrow […]
Brains: The Mind as Matter Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London 29 March 2012 – 17 June 2012 After my interest in intelligence was awakened by Horizon: the Hunt for AI, I decided to take a break from studying in the library at the Wellcome Trust and explore their temporary exhibition space by visiting Brains: The […]
Hunterian Museum The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London Permanent exhibition Is the collection at the Hunterian Museum a Twenty-First Century freak show? Visitors meander around a darkened room filled with illuminated glass jars from floor to ceiling. Pointed fingers and gasps of surprise and shock punctuate the silence. Inside […]
This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. The story of 19th century palaeontology is one of personalities and conflicts as well as fossils. Sophie Buijsen investigates the rivalry that fuelled an unprecedented rush of discoveries. In the ground below us lies a world that, in recent centuries, has slowly started […]