The far-reaching legacy of Winston Churchill is found in science too

Winston Churchill had a "Victorian fascination" with science and his investment in pioneering work led to a sprawling post-war R&D boom “Science is not a word people normally associate with...
Workers investigate the uncovered rooms at Greenwich Palace (Image ORNC)

Discovery of old Greenwich Palace sheds light on Tudor life

The team preparing the ground for a new visitor centre for the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College have uncovered remains of Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and...

Scientists find order at the chaotic heart of a cancer

A curious mathematical law that runs through nature could help in fight against cancer tumours The way the River Nile branches, the size of craters on the moon, the brightness...
A closed-down shop, typical of a British High Street

The High Street is dead. Time for a radical re-think

Attempts to revive the High Street as a commercial centre fly in the face of the direction of digital travel. How about turning them over to the people? The High...

9 early chronometers that were ahead of their time

Time and place are exquisitely linked. As you go higher, for example, time dilates. These days its even possible to measure this change in the tens of centimetres so...
A woman walks past a robot at the World Robot Conference in Beijing

Why the concept of ‘work’ may have to change completely

Robots, Uber and the digital revolution threaten permanent jobs and the concept of fulfilling careers. Time to start thinking anew The IPPR think tank’s latest report Flexibility For Who? on the future of work...
Noel Conway is seeking a judicial review

Why assisted dying deserves dignified response from MPs

There is a growing clamour for some kind of response to the suffering of those with terminal illnesses. Parliament must stop relying on the courts to do its job Choose...

9 Canary Wharf statues that remind us of movie scenes

Talking Statues? After the Books About Town, this is the latest thing to get us interacting with our environment in London. And that got us thinking… (But not about this because...
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

On September 28 in 1865, east London pioneer and political Elizabeth Garrett Anderson activist qualified to become Britain's first practising woman doctor. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of 12 children born...

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