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Standing The Test Of Spacetime
The greatest scientists, such as Einstein, often made their greatest discoveries by thought experiments
The Ultimate Space Explorer
Alexander Grothendieck was a genius who reshaped mathematics but then withdrew from society
The Prime Numbers Have It
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 Scientific State
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
Underrated: Tycho Brahe
This great Danish astronomer made a heliocentric theory credible
Three-Parent Babies — Miracle Cure or Eugenics?
The HFEA's proposal to permit mitochondria replacement would alter our genetic constitution—a risky and unethical step too far
Is the Brain the Key to Understanding Religion?
The neuroscience of human nature now treats mind and body as a single integrated entity
Adam Zeman and Oliver Davies
The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”
The king of cakes
"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above