A collection of 47 posts
Of course we love the Internet. Our DNA made it so.
A gift of three lions, a polar bear in the Thames: the wild origins of the London Zoo.
The journey of an animal from near extinction to rehabilitaton.
When it comes to beauty and makeup, Queen Cleopatra takes the lead.
From volcanic eruptions to dusty floors: the perforative history of the watering can.
Does the iconic tea have anything to do with Grey, the Earl?
One thousand leagues into the sea: a marine biologist’s quest for the birthplace of the freshwater eel.
When we waved goodbye to our life pre-COVID, did we also say goodbye to the handshake?
We combine ingredients to get the final product. Now, food scientists are doing it backwards.
Are they really that different? It’s all about context.
Oftentimes, when a popular series is finished, the real stories have only just begun.
The science and history behind the making of butter
A brief history of how humans have tracked time
Pigeons know how to find their way home. And, they’re pretty good at making new homes too.
Battle simulation, allegory, romantic pursue, and ‘the Immortal Game of 1851’.
The royal couple, the wandering peasant, and the son with a gene mutation that changed history.
Humanity is going through a pandemic. Does it sound familiar?
We have become a salt-obsessed society, but maybe we can blame our ancestors for that?
What a hot cup of coffee tells us about the history of life on Earth
The 17th-century mistake that put the ‘fizz’ into fizzy
How a peculiar fruit captured hearts and imaginations across the world.
Ordovician life, the importance of dirt, and tips for being a lazy gardener
The ancient rules that lie behind divinity, democracy, and Daraprim
The highly processed history of a much overlooked fruit.
Camels in the land of kangaroos? Yes, you got that right.