Mantell’s bones

30 April 2019 by

The drawing looks like a jumble of bones. It’s an animal, a vertebrate, and we might now guess a dinosaur,…

Exploring Tom Crean

19 March 2019 by

As an extended celebration of St Patrick’s Day, here’s the tale of a hardy Irishman in the Antarctic. In the…

Fragments of other worlds

12 February 2019 by

Colin Pillinger CBE FRS (1943-2014) had a long and prestigious career as a planetary scientist. His work included analysing lunar…