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Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Last week saw the publication of two research reports into climate change, the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha(...)

Coillte uses linear programming to make decisions about when and where to cut trees to maximise long-term benefits

A Berkeley graduate student, George Dantzig, was late for class. He scribbled down two problems from the blackboard and handed in solutions a few days(...)

Sonya Kovalevskaya (1850-1891). Editor of Acta Mathematica, the first woman on the board of a scientific journal

In the 19th century it was extremely difficult for a woman to achieve distinction in the academic sphere and virtually impossible in the field of math(...)

A drawing of Kingstown terminus from the Victorian Adventure in Silent Speed by Charles Hadfield

For more than 10 years from 1843, a train without a locomotive plied the two-mile route between Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire) and Dalkey. Trains runni(...)

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