James Watt

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Margaret Thatcher, ice cream pioneer: the new face on the £50 note?

Margaret Thatcher is set to appear on the British £50 note. There are upsides. The hammering fingers behind those bitter, Twitter accounts that use “B(...)

Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died five years ago. In the 1940s, the then Margaret Hilda Roberts gained a degree in chemistry from Oxford University.  Photograph: PA Wire

Margaret Thatcher was a deeply divisive figure during her lifetime and remains so five years after her death. News this week that Britain’s first fem(...)

Brewdog “beer porn” Network: Launched by the Scottish brewery in an attempt to make beer overtake porn as the most popular online content.

Brewdog have been getting a lot of stick about their new “Beer Porn” project. The Scottish brewers have launched their own online TV network to host “(...)

Pie chart: One of William Playfair’s designs, representing the extent, population and revenue of the principal nations of Europe in 1804

I have a confession. I never actually considered the origin of graphs or pie charts. It never occurred to me that they had any history at all, I proba(...)

Glen Garioch oak whiskey barrels

“We are geeks” is written in large white letters on the wall of the Brewdog HQ just outside Aberdeen. It’s one of the many proclamations you’ll come a(...)

Copying gets a bad press. Notions of plagiarism and unfair or unethical benefit from the work of others easily come to mind. In a culture and an era w(...)