History of Science

24 January 2017

A look back at Gene Cernan's achievements and hopes for space exploration.

16 January 2017

Does it matter when the movies get the science wrong?

05 January 2017

The team celebrated their 15th birthday this year, but what happens in their newsroom?

18 October 2016

How did the hospital become an integral part of society?

23 August 2016

Should scientists be judged only on where they published rather than what they publish?

15 August 2016

When did our relationship with drugs first begin? Think back to the beginning of recorded history... and then some!

15 August 2016

Guardian blogger and biologist Stephen Curry shares the ins and outs of his day...

15 August 2016

Most science isn't groundbreaking; it often builds a picture, pixel by pixel, to complete our understanding of the...

23 June 2016

The Russian's metal ball was propelled into orbit in 1957 and everyone watched with awe and unease...

17 June 2016

We've been conducting autopsies for hundreds of years but they weren't commonplace and often used as a...

06 June 2016

Why is there no Nobel Prize for Maths and what happens when you finally achieve your life's goal?

06 May 2016

The mid-1800s saw East Anglia's own 'gold' rush but instead of prevcious metals, they were hunting...

26 April 2016

If milk makes you unwell, is it actually the lactose you're intolerant to?

11 April 2016

The story of the world-famous primatologist, and her tragic battle against poaching.

29 March 2016

It's been over 50 years since this satellite launched and its long-since been decommisioned but what happens when...

23 March 2016

DNA from 18th century teeth reveals plague secrets

07 March 2016

There are two remaining samples of the smallpox virus: should we destroy them?

07 March 2016

Smallpox was the first disease ever to be wiped out by science, but how did we do it?

07 March 2016

The UK's longest running study turned 70 this week, so what did we learn?

26 February 2016

Einstein predicted gravitational waves a century ago with the publication of his theory of general relativity. But what...

05 February 2016

Did you know the Brits drank coffee before tea? That not enough grounds were grounds for divorce? Or that goats...

30 November 2015

What is general relativity, and how did Einstein end up as the first scientist celebrity?

27 October 2015

Human space travel is dangerous and expensive but its ability to inspire justifies the costs...

27 October 2015

What did the moon landings teach us about why humans go to space?