A face from the archives

16 October 2018 by

Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791) is not one of the most high-profile past Fellows of the Royal Society. To the…

180 years of 3D

14 August 2018 by

  This year marks the anniversary of the invention of the stereoscope. Even if you’re not sure what a stereoscope…

Malta fever

3 May 2017 by

After the Crimean War, soldiers of the British Army stationed in Malta began to suffer from an illness that nobody…

War and planets

7 June 2016 by

Astronomical tables hold a decidedly unglamorous place in the history of science. With hundreds of pages covered in nothing but…