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When Theft Was Worse Than Murder

Hundreds of years of trial documents reveal our changing attitudes to violent crime.

Ingenious: Simon DeDeo

Cosmic microwaves and crime.

The Vulgar Mechanic and His Magical Oven

A Renaissance alchemist pioneers feedback control.

The Glassmaker Who Sparked Astrophysics

His curious discovery, 200 years ago, foresaw our expanding universe.

The Seeds That Sowed a Revolution

Galapagos Finches are famous, yet Darwin learned more about evolution from the plants.

What I’ve Learned About the Past 13,000 Years

A look back at a career spent looking back.

A Cabinet of Curiosities

Wander through our interactive wunderkammer.

Monsters, Marvels, and the Birth of Science

How the unlikely and unexplainable, strange and terrifying, spawned the age of science.