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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...

Royal Observatory steps over the line

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Tilikum tells us we shouldn’t really be allowed to play outside

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

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6 significant leaps in the quest to find the shape of the universe

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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...

9 Canary Wharf statues that remind us of movie scenes

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