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Tycho's Ghost

“Ay, thou poor ghost, whiles memory holds a seat

In this distracted globe. Remember thee!

I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records,

All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past, 3,371 more words


"Life of the Week: Marie Curie" | History Extra

If you don’t know anything about Marie Curie, I would recommend reading this article in History Extra. She really was a pioneer in science! 8 more words


The first transatlantic telegraph cable

By Adrian James Kirwan     

The recently approved €300 million transatlantic fibre optic cable to connect Mayo and New York will now doubt provide an important communication link between the US and not just Ireland but also the rest of Europe. 795 more words

British History

Some review news, catching up

I’m happy to post some reviews of my new book, Daughters of Alchemy, along with some early reviews, here and here (subscription required). And you can learn a lot more about the book and why I wrote it from this interview by the wonderful people at New Books in History!

Book Reviews

A marvel of unpreparedness

Elmer S. Riggs, vertebrate paleontologist at Chicago’s Field Museum, was also a poet who crafted whimsical verses inspired by his prehistoric trade. His admiring granddaughter, Marian Maas, proudly delivered a selection of these unpublished rhymes to historian Paul D. 297 more words

History Of Science

Bad Science? Crooke on Anatomy

Throughout my life, I have always loved reading. It astounds me that to lose oneself in different worlds, or to absorb potentially limitless knowledge, is possible by opening something as simple as book, and taking the time to pour over the pages within. 829 more words

Early Modern History

Wicked Intelligence: An Interview

The pages of Matthew C. Hunter’s wonderful new book are full of paper fish, comets, sleepy-eyed gazes, drunk ants, and a cast full of fascinating (and sometimes hilarious) members of the experimental community of Restoration London.  100 more words