Science and philanthropy meet in the Royal Society of Arts

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What does Jony Ive, the designer of Apple’s iPhone, have in common with Peter Perez Burdett, the first Englishman to…

We put a man on the moon before wheels on suitcases. What else are we missing?

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The Romans never invented the stirrup. It took 50 years after the invention of canned food for someone to invent…

Benjamin Franklin in London, with the bust of Isaac Newton on his desk

Benjamin Franklin: from man about town to man on the run

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Just who was Benjamin Franklin? Apart, that is, from journalist, statesman, diplomat, founding father of the United States, inventor of…