Learning about two of the world’s earliest creation stories and the amusing part our favourite alcoholic beverage plays in one of them.
A pair of stories about irregularities in the species classification record.
The evidence of the real-life inspiration for Dracula’s English home, Carfax.
Louvain Rees explains what her job is all about and shares some of her favourite discoveries.
The fact and the fiction behind a spooky museum specimen.
A short story written in 1921 by Edward Heron-Allen – a polymath who practised law and palmistry and was an expert on violins and Persian literature …
One man’s failure was another man’s fortune.
How contemporary creators – and campaigners of the past – have turned insult into inspiration.
Who doesn’t want to work somewhere with the ‘wow factor’?!
A little round-up of stories about archiving, eating, and getting high on ‘bibliosmia’*
How an accessible, scientifically based design became a cult figure and survived German reunification.
The science behind our ability to sense a storm before it starts.