Galileo

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The Paper Museum review – the pelican paintings that changed art forever
Barber Institute, Birmingham
From mammoth fossils to a civet’s anal glands, these drawings of the natural world prove how modern nature photography can be traced back to the pioneering work of Galileo

Jonathan Jones

17, Jun, 2019 @11:50 AM

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Barbara Bosworth’s best photograph: midsummer moon over Boston
‘Light pollution is making it increasingly hard to find a really dark night sky that lets you see the stars. It’s a shame for humanity’

Interview by Edward Siddons

06, Mar, 2019 @3:39 PM

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When Milton met Galileo: the collision of cultures that helped shape Paradise Lost
A transformative visit to Catholic Florence inspired the Puritan poet to write his epic masterpiece, a BBC documentary reveals

Jamie Doward

19, Aug, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Pride and Prejudice director Joe Wright returns to London theatre
Wright, whose films include Atonement and Anna Karenina, will take on Bertolt Brecht’s classic play Life of Galileo

Mark Brown

25, Jan, 2017 @10:00 AM

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The enduring fascination of relics, from Becket’s elbow to Elvis’s Graceland | Lindsey Fitzharris
Holy items – such as the fragment of Becket’s bone returned to England – attract thousands. But ‘secular relics’ carry as much weight for the devotees of science and the arts

Lindsey Fitzharris

24, May, 2016 @3:10 PM

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Look up to the skies … Galileo satellites help us navigate below
Stuart Clark A complement to GPS, the European space service, free to the public, takes on new satellites launched in Guiana

Stuart Clark

10, Sep, 2015 @8:29 PM

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How looking through glass made us view the world in a different light
From Galileo’s discoveries to modern biology and the glasses we wear, we owe a debt to medieval European glassmakers

Mark Miodownik

08, Feb, 2015 @9:00 AM

Scientists on screen - in pictures

The private lives of the great inventors, discoverers and academics were often extraordinary. So it's not surprising that film-makers have been drawn to celebrate them and that actors have produced some terrific performances. Kit Buchan chooses the pick of the bunch over the years including Russell Crowe as John Nash and Walter Matthau as Einstein

Kit Buchan

09, May, 2014 @9:00 AM

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Why you can't travel at the speed of light
A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity

Alok Jha

12, Jan, 2014 @11:51 AM

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The president's brain is missing and other mysteriously mislaid body parts

President Kennedy isn't the only famous person to have lost a body part after death; Einstein, Beethoven and Galileo are among many others who rest in pieces

Emine Saner

21, Oct, 2013 @4:00 PM

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David Nutt and science's Galileo complex | Alice Bell

Alice Bell: In the words of Bertolt Brecht, 'Welcome to the gutter, brother in science'

Alice Bell

13, Jun, 2013 @11:00 AM

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The 10 best physicists
From subatomic to cosmic, the pick of the pioneers

Robin McKie

11, May, 2013 @11:01 PM

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