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

Dark Universe, the planetarium show at the Royal Observatory, tells the story of how scientists built a picture of the universe – and concluded that a vast majority was "missing" The latest...
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Tilikum tells us we shouldn’t really be allowed to play outside

While the human race strives to conquer the stars, our species' inability to comprehend our environment shows we still have much to learn right here on Earth Times have been...

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...

Royal Observatory steps over the line

Greenwich's iconic Prime Meridian is not where you think it is. We demand answers Hey! Why are you standing over there by that bin precisely 102m east of my present...

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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