Atoms 101

Atoms 101

The ancient Greeks were not nearly as stupid as they looked, despite draping themselves in bed sheets for every occasion. It was a philosopher called Leucippus in the 5th century BC who proposed the idea of the atom, named for atomos which means indivisible. He said...
Nanomedicine is Here

Nanomedicine is Here

For a long time I thought nanotechnology existed strictly in the realm of science-fiction. In fact, applied nanotechnology has been around my whole life, since the early 1980s. Today’s world contains countless examples of nanotools at work: self-cleaning paints,...
Who Built Stonehenge and Why?

Who Built Stonehenge and Why?

Britain is full of ancient monuments. People practically trip over them on their morning stroll to the haberdasher’s. Think medieval castles. Roman baths. Megalithic villages. Ancient earthworks. Giant hill figures. The landscape is littered with historic...
How Old Do You Think You Are?

How Old Do You Think You Are?

You may think you know how old you are. But I’m about to tell you that you’re wrong. You’re wrong. There, see? I told you. The truth is there are several ways – biologically and culturally speaking – to measure how long you’ve been...

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