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...
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Between failure and collapse is the best time to act

Events are happening so fast and a US presidency unravelling so quickly that Naomi Klein's new polemic – much like last night’s news – is in danger of appearing outdated before...
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Don’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory

It starts with a company’s instruction “don’t be evil” and ends with a monopolistic marauding giant, taking content without asking, invading people’s privacy, using regulatory capture to quash rivals...

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...
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7 reasons Christmas cards are a thing of the past

Some time in the near future, Christmas cards will be a thing of the past. A curious anachronism like a sixpence in the pudding and bike racks for bone...

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...
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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...
Bored, bored, bored – are you stuck in a rut?

Stuck in a rut? 5 ways to get you out

The world is in a state of flux. But you’re doing the same thing this week as you did last week and nothing seems to change. People are protesting...

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