Making Time

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.

Unseen Heroes of Science

Gideon Mantell (1790–1852) Mantell was a full-time medical doctor, but made some incredible contributions to palaeontology in his spare time. He was the first to correctly identify dinosaur fossils as giant reptiles and to describe Iguanodon, but was constantly fielding criticism from his rival, the founder of the Natural History Museum, Richard Owen. Eminent French […]