Science & Technology
The Netherlands of the 17th century was in every aspect a most remarkable country: having successfully shaken off Spanish rule in the name of...
Richard W. Bulliet brings a fresh view to a story that interests many: the invention of the wheel, providing new and interesting details about...
The news pioneer was born on July 21st, 1816.
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity was published on May 11th, 1916.
A creature, part human, part machine, was born of a desire to end the tragedy and waste of the Great War, explains Kate Macdonald.
Halley’s Comet will not be visible again until 2061. But how did scientists discover how to accurately predict its return, asks David Wootton?
Klaus Dodds looks back 50 years to a crucial – and ultimately tragic – moment in the UK’s exploitation of its oil and gas resources.
The Scientific Revolution put an end to beliefs that were once considered rational but now seem bizarre. If we want to understand why, we need to look at the increasing importance of the ‘fact’, says David Wootton.
The mathematician and pioneering computer programmer was born on December 10th, 1815.
Britain’s Industrial Revolution is most closely associated with the Midlands and the North. But the capital was also a centre of innovation and enterprise, as David Waller explains.