History of science

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Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom review – a show from the dark ages
A chance to teach us about history’s greatest thinkers goes shamefully wasted in this dumbed-down science exhibition

Jonathan Jones

19, Nov, 2021 @12:08 PM

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The Guardian view on the god of science: a divine but rational disagreement | Editorial
Editorial: A key maths tool during the pandemic came about because of an 18th-century debate about Christianity. The lesson we can draw today is that moral philosophy matters


06, Jun, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Did Derby build the world? How the Museum of Making bounced back
After two fires and an £18m makeover, this redbrick mill has been reborn as a shrine to Derby’s astonishing manufacturing prowess, where everything from clocks and clogs to telephones and tights were made

Oliver Wainwright

24, May, 2021 @2:50 PM

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer review – the gobsmacking truth about vaccines
Want a booster shot of knowledge? David Olusoga and Steven Johnson’s new show will teach you about the magic, and the horrors, behind the medical breakthroughs of our time

Lucy Mangan

18, May, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Research suggests cancer not as rare as thought in medieval Britain
Analysis of bones from sixth to 16th centuries reveals the disease was 10 times more prevalent than expected

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

29, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Building a legacy: world’s first factory rises again as a museum of making
Amid a global surge of interest in creating and mending, a shrine for the makers movement is set to open in Derby

Jamie Doward

03, Jan, 2021 @9:45 AM

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The Guardian view on natural history: children need to know
Editorial: With or without a new GCSE, pupils must be taught to think about life on Earth


15, Jun, 2020 @6:39 PM

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Did a coronavirus cause the pandemic that killed Queen Victoria's heir?
The Great Russian Flu of the early 1890s may have been a Covid-like virus that crossed to humans from cows, say scientists

Robin McKie

31, May, 2020 @7:17 AM

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Mass grave shows how Black Death devastated the countryside
Grave in Lincolnshire dates to medieval pandemic of 1348 and reveals rural plague catastrophe

Esther Addley

18, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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How astrology paved the way for predictive analytics
Astrology has influenced science for millennia, argues a new book – and it endures in algorithmic data modelling

Philip Ball

11, Jan, 2020 @6:00 PM

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‘Perhaps the most important isotope’: how carbon-14 revolutionised science
The discovery that carbon atoms act as a marker of time of death transformed everything from biochemistry to oceanography – but the breakthrough nearly didn’t happen

Robin McKie

10, Aug, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Robert Young obituary
Other lives: Psychotherapist and author of books on Darwin and the history of ideas

Kurt Jacobsen

01, Aug, 2019 @4:43 PM

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