History of science

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‘He did not want this’: no rest in quest to end display of Irish Giant
Researchers spurred by injustice explain why 18th century Irish man famed for his exceptional height deserves burial he wanted

Alexandra Topping

14, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Wellcome Collection in London shuts ‘racist, sexist and ableist’ medical history gallery
Medicine Man exhibits included painting of a black African kneeling in front of a white missionary

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The great Coronapause is over, but history tells us that complacency can be a killer | Mark Honigsbaum
Just as in the flu pandemic of the 19th century, waves of infections in the US and Portugal should remind us that Covid shows no signs of going away

Mark Honigsbaum

05, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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1855 was driest year in UK history, volunteer research project finds
Citizen scientists helped Reading University analyse millions of rainfall records in first Covid lockdown

Helena Horton Environment reporter

25, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Plastic surgery: why chasing physical perfection always ends in tears
As former supermodel Linda Evangelista reveals her years of anguish after operations, history shows that nature usually wins

Louisa Young

27, Feb, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Readers reply: in 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be as discredited as flat Earth theory?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

19, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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In 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be as discredited as flat Earth theory?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

12, Dec, 2021 @2:01 PM

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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

Editorial

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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