Science & Technology
The German physicist Max Planck published a ground-breaking paper in 1900 on thermal radiation and ‘unknowingly sparked the quantum revolution’....
E.R. Truitt revisits John Cohen’s 1963 article on the history of automata and the quest to recreate humanity.
Head Hunters begins with a journey. A group of young Cambridge scientists embarks on an expedition to the Australasian islands of the...
A German scholar living in 17th-century London revolutionised the way scientists shared news of their latest advances.
Mathematics and numbers are not really part of what we think about when we think about the past, by and large. So it is nice to see Amir Alexander...
The discoverer of oxygen - a man of ‘singular energy and varied abilities’ - was, writes A.D. Orange, also a bold progressive thinker.
Darwin’s cousin in the nineteenth century, writes C.H. Corning, was a daring explorer of the world and a pioneer in the scientific study of racial qualities.
‘A sort of giant’, with immensely long arms and legs and a mop of bristling red hair, Felix Nadar employed his creative gifts in several different arts and sciences. By Joanna Richardson.
Joanna Richardson describes the life and work of the French father of science fiction.
In 1785, writes Mary Beth Norton, a Loyalist physician from Boston made the first aerial flight across the English Channel.