As mentioned in my previous post here, I have been cross-posting my posts from The H Word, hosted by the Guardian, to my personal blog Teleskopos. Please feel free to read and/or comment there, or follow the links below to Teleskopos, which you may find a saner place to comment!
What is an historian doing on the Guardian science blogs?
How an 18-year-old Royal Society fellow’s fascination for manuscripts sunk an early venture in the history of science.
Observing the Martian surface has always been a matter of skill, technology, speculation and wishful thinking
At least one historical prediction holds true: the regular appearance of people claiming they hold the key to ‘scientific history’
The campaign to save Tesla’s laboratory has caught imaginations – with a mythological geek hero
A recent lecture by Prof Greg Radick questions our scientific inheritance, through textbook histories of genetics and Thomas Kuhn’s legacy.
Whatever flawed versions of Thomas Jefferson are peddled by the American right, we know he loved his science.
Charles Babbage’s accusations of fraudulent science underlined his attack on scientific governance, but were also bitterly personal.
Please also hop over to The H Word to read Vanessa Heggie’s posts:
Sex testing and the Olympics: myths, rumours and confirmation bias: What we believe about ‘gender fraud’ at the Olympics may be more to do with prejudice than fact.
The athlete who drank too much Coca-Cola: In 1913 a Kansas athlete claimed he’d paid a high price for being an experimental subject. Or, as I could title this: Lady Boffin ‘Blinds’ Champ with Coke!
‘Legitimate rape’ – a medieval medical concept: The idea that rape victims cannot get pregnant is a very old medical theory.
Long before the Paralympics there was the Deaflympics: Deaf sporting events go back much further than the Paralympics, but they still struggle for funding.