The greatest scientists, such as Einstein, often made their greatest discoveries by thought experiments

Alexander Grothendieck was a genius who reshaped mathematics but then withdrew from society

New mathematics prizes show the public that the subject is constantly renewing itself with new ideas

A new play shows how weather forecasting affected the Normandy landings

The state is crowding out private funding of scientific research

An extraordinary cuneiform tablet has provided a mine of information about pre-biblical flood legends

The Egyptian astronomer’s dubious methods dominated the science for over a millennium

This great Danish astronomer made a heliocentric theory credible

The HFEA’s proposal to permit mitochondria replacement would alter our genetic constitution—a risky and unethical step too far

The neuroscience of human nature now treats mind and body as a single integrated entity