The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science.
A new history of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton.
A review of Charles Darwin's wonderful final book, ‘The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits’.
Not wishing to boast, but Richard Carter didn't get C-minuses—and he certainly didn't get SEE MEs.
On the unlikely 17th and 18th-century German fashion of keeping tree frogs to forecast the weather.
For my 50th birthday, a friend beyond compare organised a very special birthday present for the only self-confessed ‘Darwin groupie’ in her life.
When bookshelves become full, only the fittest volumes survive.
A possible solution to a well-known conundrum about Ancient Rome.
How Charles Darwin's legendary flatulence wasn't all it's cracked up to be.
If Charles Darwin could do his bit for science from the comfort of his own home, perhaps we can too.