The Water-Babies was a fairytale that straddled religion and science, railing against logical rationality in the face of nature’s mysteries.
What does it take to establish a new scientific truth? In the case of heliocentrism, the death of its sceptics.
The railway revolutionised Victorian Britain, but were its trains on the right track? It was difficult to gauge.
When widespread vaccination was introduced there were objections – some justified, some not.
A search for the first doctor.
Cures and treatments have always offered potential riches to their inventors. But how was one supposed to know what worked and what didn’t?
The pursuit of astronomical study led a Victorian woman from Surrey to the Indian foothills.
The legacy of Marie Skłodowska Curie, the world's most famous female physicist, is assured, but in her lifetime she was a controversial figure.
The Great War provided unprecedented opportunities for scientists, especially women.
Patricia Fara charts the rise in popularity of the history of science.