Patti Smith · when your taste exceeds your talent · Spinosa · giant snowballs · reconciling longitude · two toddlers in a trench coat · opinions that need to be justified · Earth's days lengthen · the universe has 20 times more galaxies than we thought · dinosaur tail preserved in amber · John Berger
How the North Sea made us who we are.
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.