Edmond Halley

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John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown’s transatlantic aircraft crossed the Atlantic between St John’s, Newfoundland and Clifden, Ireland on June 15th, 1919. (Photograph: SSPL/Getty Images

It is probably easier to look back and weigh the importance of a particular scientific achievement of the past than to predict how science will influe(...)

Astrophysicist James Geach’s book Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos explores how galaxies are created, and Earth’s place within ours.

About half a century ago the first human entered space, gliding above the atmosphere a couple of hundred kilometres from the ground. Just a few years (...)