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The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel

Jump straight to the list Some questions you ask because you want the right answer. Others are valuable because no answer is right; the payoff comes from the range of attempts. Seven years ago, The…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 23, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5605 words)

The multiple lives of Alan Turing

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month, and this year the focus is on mathematics, science and engineering. Here, David Rooney, curator of the Science Museum’s…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 5, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1007 words)

Choose Your Survival Kit for the Zombie Apocalypse

July 29, 2013 | Jacob Roberts Zombies evolve over time, but natural selection has nothing to do with it. In the original Haitian version of zombification, someone is knocked out with drugs,…
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1897 words)

Yorkshire Scientists and Innovators

A resource for the history of science in Yorkshire One of the aims of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society is to promote the public understanding of science; in particular, science in Yorkshire. …
LENGTH: 1 minutes (399 words)
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The Clock of the Long Now

The Science Museum’s curator of time, David Rooney, reflects on the ‘Clock of the Long Now’, a prototype of which is on show in the museum’s Making the Modern World…
PUBLISHED: July 31, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1039 words)

Standard Model Stands Firm

Dr. Harry Cliff, a Physicist working on the LHCb experiment and the first Science Museum Fellow of Modern Science, writes about a recent discovery at CERN. A…
PUBLISHED: July 19, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1033 words)

Dinosaurs on Mars

I’ve never been to Mars, but I’ve been close. From my Salt Lake City home, the journey takes a relatively scant four and a half hours – through the smoggy sprawl of the valley…
PUBLISHED: June 18, 2013
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2614 words)

Stories from the stores

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month, and this year the focus is on mathematics, science and engineering. Here, David Rooney, curator of the Science Museum’s…
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1007 words)

Fritz Vollrath: 'Who wouldn't want to work with spiders?'

Web of intrigue: zoologist Fritz Vollrath. Photograph: Andy Hall Up on the roof of Professor Fritz Vollrath's lab in the zoology department at Oxford University, there is a makeshift greenhouse in…
AUTHOR:Tim Adams
PUBLISHED: Jan. 12, 2013
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2051 words)