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Night Astrophotography Milky Way Starry Giants Causeway Northern Ireland

Chances are you will come across a few products during the month that are named after a celestial object. One noticeable brand is Subaru cars. Their b(...)

Twilight Payment ridden by Jye McNeil (No 6) on the way to victory   in the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse. Photograph: George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos/AFP via  Getty Images

Another remarkable family success for Joseph O’Brien in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup was marred by fatal injuries sustained in the race by his father Aidan(...)

The Colossus design blueprints and computers built were deliberately destroyed after the second World War, and their historical existence remained a state secret until the 1970s.

The UK has a long history of engineering invention and commercialisation, in part due to military exigencies. The world’s first tank was the UK’s Mk1,(...)

How is it that the world can be understood mathematically? Einstein addressed it repeatedly, once asking ‘How can it be that mathematics, being after all a product of human thought, independent of experience, is so admirably appropriate to the objects of reality?’ Photograph: AP

Applied mathematics is the use of maths to address questions and solve problems outside maths itself. Counting money, designing rockets and vaccines,(...)

Galileo Galilei’s signature is seen on a document displayed during the exhibition “Lux in Arcana, the Vatican secret Archives reveals itself” at the Capitoline Museums in Rome in 2012. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

The 1633 trial of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) before the Roman Inquisition is frequently cited to demonstrate that science and the Catholic Church are(...)

Our nearest neighbour in space has been part of human culture since time immemorial. File photograph: Getty

Reading through Galileo’s work Sidereus Nuncius you get a sense of not just the thrill of discovery, but of a keen eye seeing Earth’s sculpted landsca(...)

‘The ideas we might think of as the shadowy, ridiculous concerns of the extreme internet fringes are actually being waved under our very noses from the White House front lawn.’ Photograph: iStock

“There has been an awakening ... changing the world ... one man at a time.” These are the dramatic words that appear when you visit mgtow.com. In a vi(...)

A 17th  century representation of the world system of Copernicus), father of modern astronomy. Photograph:   Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

You all know the story, frequently recounted to the present day. Following the fall of Rome (476AD), Europe entered the Dark Ages (476 to 1453), a Cat(...)

The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter become well placed for viewing this month. File photograph: Getty Images

There is a moment in Kim Stanley Robinson’s book Galileo’s Dream when a mysterious stranger prompts the title character to turn his newly acquired spy(...)

2019 Punchestown Festival: Richard Johnson  on Defi Du Seuil trails eventual winner Robbie Power on Chacun Pour Soi in The Ryanair Novice Steeplechase. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

It’s been a long wait but eight months after Chacun Pour Soi had the racing world at his feet he returns to action on day two of Leopardstown’s Christ(...)

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